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Could you implement a metaball scalable voxel tool


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Hi,

Thanks for implementing the trash can inside the voxel tree. Could you implement a metaball voxel tool with metaballs you can scale? (to replace zspheres) (3D Coat is already better. :good: )

Painting masks on voxels would also be cool. The competition can do that and when masks are inverted it helps you a lot to sculpt muscles etc...

Keep up the good work.

Thanks

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The one thing someone pointed out to me though is that with zspheres you can switch back to the spheres to do additional posing, then back and forth between spheres and sculpture.

right point

+1 to implement a metaball voxel tool

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On 8/7/2009 at 1:23 PM, curly said:

Hi,

Thanks for implementing the trash can inside the voxel tree. Could you implement a metaball voxel tool with metaballs you can scale? (to replace zspheres) (3D Coat is already better. :good: )

Painting masks on voxels would also be cool. The competition can do that and when masks are inverted it helps you a lot to sculpt muscles etc...

Keep up the good work.

Thanks

Metaballs would be very cool.  Houdini has them as does Blender and I'm just doing a Chipp Walters tutorial on them and they are a very powerful tool for broad base modeling.

Not sure about the programming end of things but from a mathematics POV they seem to be pretty simple.

 

A typical function chosen for metaballs is the inverse-square law, that is the contribution to the thresholding function falls off in a bell as the distance from the centre of the metaball increases.

Incidentally;

The technique for rendering metaballs was invented by Jim Blinn in the early 1980s to model atom interactions for Carl Sagan's 1980 TV series Cosmos. You know Blinn as in Blinn shaders.

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