10 Resources for Making Ocean Scenes
Take the plunge into your next ocean-themed project with this list of 10 resources on the ArtStation Marketplace for building ocean scenes.
UE4 VFX Ocean Material Tutorial
by Tyler Smith
Tyler shows how to create an ocean material from scratch with a combination of texture creation in ZBrush, Photoshop, and UE4’s material editor. Learn to create meshes and textures using a combination of photobashing, sculpting, and painting. Set up a master material in UE4, and finish the project by assembling it with flexible material instances for changing the look of the ocean on the fly.
Chris Hodgson’s Substance Collection Vol. 01
Chris Hodgson’s Substance collection contains materials perfect for an ocean scene, including sea foam, rock, and sand.
Pirate Island Material – 100% Substance Designer
This Substance Designer asset allows you to wrap parameters for topology, change sea level and depth, edit water opacity, and tweak foam intensity. You can also adjust rocks, shorelines, and foliage.
Advanced SBS Graph Biotope
by Tom Jacobs
This 100% Substance Designer-made biotope comes with fish, twigs, water, mud, and stones. It also comes with a bonus round beach pebble material!
ZBrush – Sea Creatures VDM Brush
Looking to make something that lives under the waves? This ZBrush pack includes 40 hand-sculpted aquatic creature detail brushes all contained within one Multi-Alpha brush. Find scales, fins, fills, and anything else you need for your creatures of the deep!
Underwater Brush Set
by Zsolt Kosa
These 100 unique, photo-based Photoshop brushes are perfect for sketches, illustration bases, concept art, and matte paintings.
Sea Landscapes PSDs
by Anton Fadeev
Anton’s Photoshop bundle is perfect for breaking down the digital painting process and for getting your own projects jump-started.
Oceanarium in Lisbon | Portugal
by Artur Sadlos
This set includes 145 reference photos taken in the Lisbon Oceanarium (Portugal) that can be used as reference material in concept design, illustration, and any kind of image creation for personal or commercial use.
In this texture photo pack you’ll find different kinds of sand from French and South-Korean beaches.
The Waves Pack includes turquoise waves shot at golden light and sunset on a volcanic shore. Perfect for photobashing!
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