VFX Reference Vault: Water

Explore our VFX team's favorite reference material as we open our vault of inspiration for a peek into our stash.

VFX Reference Vault: Water

Welcome back to the Beyond-FX Reference Vault

Our secret stash of VFX reference materials remains open and ready for sharing! Join us as we showcase some of our favorite materials for some of the most needed real-time VFX. Who knows, these might be just the thing your own real-time VFX reference vault needs.

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On a planet made up of mostly water, we’re bound to need to replicate it in visual effects work. From droplets to fountains, waves to rain, and tsunamis to waterfalls, we took a poll of some of our top water reference materials to share with you. We even included a studio favorite “dirty” water just in case you ever need that too!

Dive in to our curated list of water references below:


Droplet Collisions at 5000fps

Best Satisfying Slow Motion Water Art Video

90 ft. Vertical Spike Wave in Slow Mo

Water Droplets Create Amazing Human-Like Animations In This Gatorade Ad

Slow Motion Water Fountain

LIQUID PEACE: Ultra-Slow-Motion Water Effects


Wave Tank Demonstration

Raw Footage - World Champion Skimboarders Try to Reach Massive Waves in Mexico

Super Slo-Mo Surfing West Side Oahu

Ethan Ewing - Slowed Down

INSANE Wipeout at Nazaré


Jungle Cruise’s Waterfall Scene

River Flows in Slow Motion


Glacier Calving | 15 Amazing Collapses, Tsunami Waves and Icebergs

The 5th Wave - End of the World Scene


SABATON - 1916 (Official Music Video)

Slow Motion Mud-Volcano Eruption


Waterfalls in SLOW MOTION | 240FPS | Pacific North West



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