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Possibly a typo in the manual
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System Information
Operating system: Darwin-19.6.0-x86_64-i386-64bit 64 Bits

Blender Version
Broken: version: 2.90.0 Beta, branch: master, commit date: 2020-08-25 16:00, hash: rB21cb6f09ffa8

Short description of error
In the following paragraph:

Using a negative “Factor” with this type can create a nice looking “wake” for moving objects like ships.

in the following page:


the word 'wake' should be 'wave', IMHO.

Here is the image:

Event Timeline

The original writer may have meant "wake" as in

@Hoang Duy Tran (hoangduytran) when using the Depth Change set to a negative value like mentioned in the paragraph do you get an effect like the images in the Wikipedia page?

Happy to make the change if a maintainer says it is "wave" and not "wake" or potentially set a link to Wikipedia article on the word "wake" to make it less ambiguous that this is not an error!

Thank you for the answer. Let's trace it back to the author of the code and see what he says.