Posted by: pixelero | March 20, 2009

Metaball²

Metaball² – the next level: a blob consisting of smaller blobs:

blob

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… smaller blobs are particles in the energy field of the larger blobs, searching for the position where energy=1

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  1. Very clever

  2. fabulous piece of work.

  3. indeed beautiful.

  4. superb! 😉

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  6. Awesome experimet!!!!

    Please put some sources for the community 😉

  7. did u generating 2D texture with glowing circles and after convert this texture to 3d? or u use marching cubes alogrithm? 🙂

  8. 2 Andre Anaya:
    There r 2 base techniques.

    1) 2D metaballs rendering as 3D (article, overview technique):

    http://www.gamedev.net/reference/programming/features/isometa2d/

    2) More impressive technique is based on marching cubes algorithm (MCA). MCA use to build polygonal approximation of isusurface of scalar vector field.

    Detailed article locate there:

    http://local.wasp.uwa.edu.au/~pbourke/geometry/polygonise/

    • Thanks Alexander, those are the two main techniques! Which I’ve been using in my earlier blob-demos as well.

      In case of this, the movement of the smaller blob is like in http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~aw/pdf/particles-reprint.pdf , maybe mathematically not as advanced as in that link … I’ll publish the code any time soon, as I get it commented etc …

  9. Hi! Your blog would be awesome if it wasn’t for the Snap thingy. It’s really annoying and it has very little use.

    Kudos from Lisbon

  10. ‘Snap’ – Yes, I know, it snaps on my nervs every now and then as well. If that’s the worst on my blog, I’m really flattered, thanks!

    … you can switch off the snap on its settings, right corner on top.

  11. […] quite hard for me to not just making it public but saving it up until my conference talks, because Petri, and lastly Nicolas as well developed some outstanding stuff in this field. So, at last I can join […]

  12. Да,aleks,побороть лень, действительно иногда очень сложно..

  13. Классная статья – спасибо!

  14. Млин, спамеры просто достали уже этим своим примитивом!

  15. Где то я это уже видел


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