# Exporting a Rhinoceros scene to Ocean¶

## Exporting¶

Exporting a Rhinoceros scene to Ocean is very simple with Rhinoceros 5 64-bit and the plugin provided in the installer.

Just model your scene as usual in Rhinoceros , and use the “File/Export to Ocean 2014” menu action. This will create a file understood by Ocean containing:

• All the scene geometry

• The point of view converted to an Ocean Instrument

• The materials, converted to simple Ocean materials:

• All materials with no transparency are converted to diffuse materials, with color and texture
• All materials with transparency are converted to glass materials, with color and opacity settings translated to glass absorbance and reflectivity
• A default diffuse environment lighting

## Launching the first render¶

The resulting Ocean XML file can be opened in Ocean. For starting the simulation, just press the button

## Tutorial example¶

For practicing, you can download the following Rhinoceros example : oceantuto1.zip

Just open it in Rhinoceros, export it with File/Export to Ocean 2015 to an .ocxml file. Then load the exported file in Ocean, and click the button.

## Result¶

You should obtain the following picture after a few minutes:

## Next steps¶

In the next tutorial, you will see how to change the environment lighting in the scene to set up a cloudy day light : Setting up a cloudy environment