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Brian_LBI

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Hello everyone, I am trying to create a calm waterfall that dribbles down the face of a stone wall on 3 sides. So far I am not having much luck, see the 2 attached preliminary renderings.

I am using SU Pro 2018, SU Podium V2.5, Paid content browser.

First I tried stretching the scupper type waterfall that is found in the browser under exterior residential> miscellaneous in the podium browser. Cranmer Restaurant V2 2.28.18 2018-02-28 08501200000.png 

Second attempt was with a slight curved plane follow me around the three sides of the structure with the podium water material applied to it. Cranmer Restaurant V2 2.28.18 2018-02-28 09001600000.png 

I haven't found any good models to pull from in the 3D warehouse either.

Also find attached a photo I found online showing the feel of the water I am going for, more of a subtle water feature for an outdoor restaurant space to give just a bit of water noise for ambiance.  water wall example.jpg 
Any help or suggestions is greatly appreciated!

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If you look at this image, you will see that actually you can't see any water on the wall. The wall just looks wet. The streaks look more like staining than anything else.

You can add bump and reflection to your wall texture to get the effect. For the streaks, use a transparent grime map. There are some useful ones here.

You can overlay it in Podium, but it would better to apply it to your texture as an overlay.

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bigstick,

Thanks for the reply. I will give that a try and upload am image later.

In regards to the grime, are you recommending to overlay this in an external program such as photoshop? 
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look for a texture of the stone wall or use the one in the photo (extract the photo and make a seamless texture) and play with the parameters of the texture (reflection, bump etc)
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Yes, Photoshop or GIMP or whatever, but experiment with layer blend modes.



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Thanks for the help everyone
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how did the results come out?
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I didn't get to play around with making any advanced textures or anything since everything I am working on is billed by the hour and I have multiple projects that I am working on but for the preliminary design this is what I sent out to the client Cranmer Restaurant V2 3.1.18 2018-03-01 18232300000.png 
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