How to easily setup a good water shader in Blender (TUTORIAL)

Water is such a complex material, with specific features like reflection and refraction and building a water shader in 3d programs is not a trivial task.

Today I’ll show you a simple and quick — but still effective — water shader setup in Blender 2.80.

For the demonstration I’ve setup a very basic river bed made of pebbles, with some mud and grass on the sides. I used a fluid simulation to obtain a mesh that will represent our water just to have some movement on the surface, rather than just creating…