Rivers, brooks, small flowing water etc.


Recommended Posts

Whats the best way to create flowing waters.?

Is there any plan to implement tools for creating flowing waters?



Edited by werner.poetzelberger
Link to post

We have this planned (river tool and river flow material) but the ETA of these features is unknown at the moment.

As for now, there are three options:

  • Utilize Water Mesh, however, it's better for lakes or ponds.
  • Use Static Mesh with mesh_base material. You can set it semitransparent and turn on UV Animation. This will work for the river seen from a distance.
  • Write a custom shader for the project. Obviously, here you can make whatever you want.


How to submit a good bug report
FTP server for test scenes and user uploads:

Link to post

You can also use skinned mesh for some simple animation (some sine wave) and together with UV animation it can look quite OK.

Looking forward for river tool, definitelly needed.


Edited by demostenes
Link to post
  • 1 year later...

Any hints on how this river tool might work?  Just trying to decide if I should put the river off for later... or atleast try to prepare for it

Link to post