How to make an underwater/rippling light effect? Answered
I need some help! I am trying to make a light that appears to be shining through moving water. If you google "Chauvet Abyss lighting" that is the sort of effect I want, but it will be in a bathroom so on a much smaller scale. I can't figure out how to do this. I tried shining light of an aluminum pan of water to get a reflection but it was too dim and I couldn't keep the water moving unless I stood there moving it.
Some of the problems with this are it needs to be fairly bright, needs to be preferably something that doesn't need to be plugged in, and can't be expensive.
I thought of shining a light through an aquarium but I am not sure how to keep the water moving in a way that it would give the right appearance. I also thought of having the light moving instead and either still water or have the light shine through some type of translucent surface that is made to look like water. However I am not sure how to make a light that moves (slowly) or how to make a surface for it to shine through.