Adding rendered object to background scene

How can I put a rendering of a boat into an ocean scene?

I don’t do boats in the water, so I can’t help you with specifics, but I have seen this discussed quite a bit here and in the old newsgroup. I’m sure you will be able to find what you need with a little bit of searching.

You will probably get some specific help here when the workweek begins again, too.

It’s easier to do this using Neon with Brazil. In the attached file I used a Brazil Matte material with the reflection value set to 0% and applied it to a planar surface under the torus. Then I added an image file to the visible background for the Neon display mode.

Brazil_Matte_BrianJ.3dm (985.3 KB)

Thanks for getting me to look at some old vacation pictures from Maui… I need to go back!