Boat / Render peeps


Any tips for creating a wake for a ~170’ boat doing about 10 knots for render? Stern wake seems like it can just be displacement map with some texture painting, but I’m not sure how to handle the bow wake (or really even how big it would be).

Thanks for any tips :ocean:



Hi Sam,

I've got a couple of files that can be used for a displacement map of a boat wake. 

Here is a render I did with your Rhino plugin exporter for Octane a couple of years ago, different wake though. I’ll see if I can dig it up and post for you.


Here is the displacement map I used on the tug, just scale to suit.

(Willem Derks) #4


Interesting topic,

FWIW: I found this image through google , it might be good for reference


Some math:




Thanks everyone for the help and input. I managed to get a somewhat passable fly through rendered, and the water doesn’t look half bad :wink: