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Hi!

In the included bonus macro pack there is a macro called "Lake Surface" which makes a nice effect of water ripples/waves. How can I see each step of the macro in order to try and reproduce it manually? I'd like to know how this effect is achieved because I want to play with it manually and maybe get some different results with custom distortions. I guess the Equations filter was used but I'm not that good at it.

Thanks!

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Right click on the Macro and choose Edit Macro

 


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Hey! Thanks for replying.
Edit Macro shows the steps and, as I thought, the Equations was used. However, I'm not able to find out what calculations were typed in. Is there a way to know it?

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Hi Dan,

Thanks for replying.
I see those Wave Distortion and Wave Length sliders, but how do I reproduce them manually? That's what I'm interested in. As I understand, those are custom parameters assigned to "a" and "b" sliders in the Equations filter. My question is what parameters or calculations were used in the Equations filter's fields to achieve the "wave" effect as a destortion?

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Apologies, I was not aware this is what you were looking for!
In all honesty, I don't mind admitting it's somewhat over my head. I know that trigonometry is used here, but the exact calculations I'm not sure of.

I've found the below post from @carl123, I used the equations provided and changed the final multiplier until the effect matched that of the macro.

I'm sure that Carl will be happy to weigh in on this subject, as he certainly seems better versed in it than myself ! :D
 

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