I've seen a lot of attempts at waterfalls, and lets just say that they aren't always the best of results. So, I've put together this tutorial with the hope of getting some better looking waterfalls in your MOCs.
First, you need trans plates 1x1, 1x2 and a white plate backing.
When putting the trans plates on white back, use random patterns. Also, add different levels of height to give it more texture.
Having the plates go off the sides gives it a somewhat more natural look, like its a drop of water that is somehow falling out of sequence.
Next up you'll need a structure to support the waterfall. I always like using rocks.
At the base, I start with a white plate.
as the waterfall hits the ground theres going to be some water splashing.
By using the 1x2 brick, the bottom row looks invisible, so the net effect is floating bubbles.
Then top the white plates with some trans. The second row is 1 higher than the first, and there is a space between for the main waterfall to slide into.
This is what the final connection looks like.
At the top, I have white and black plates. The white goes underneath the trans clear, and the black goes underneath the trans blue.
Very nice. I would love to use that some time... if only. It's great nonetheless. I think it looks best from far away, though. Water, no matter how good you are, is just imposable to do perfect. That being said, this is pretty darn close. Great job, Professor!
thanks for your advices, they are very important for me.
I like it
November 22, 2008
Noted! Thank you for the tutorial. I love it when people actually post USEFUL information about the techniques they use or find effective. You just made a worthwhile and meaningful contribution to the MOCpages community. I am still waiting for some instructions however. ...and can you make a tutorial about how to make a Commander Cody minifig with nothing but a Sharpie and a block of Hubba Bubba?
Thanks for the namesake there, Professor. While I'll take credit for coming up with the technique, props to the Prof for sharing it! Between the falls and the technique you use with the trans tiles, I'd say you've got the market cornered on water. Now if we can just talk Lego into some light blue transparent tiles, and clear tiles, we can take it a step further! Anyway, great tuturial.
Great. I'm working on a house and now I want to put a waterfall in it. That's pretty common. I think I see that all the time. The only place that I ever lived in that had a waterfall had a leaky roof. Good techniquie there. see ya. garth