i noticed since my last post about my zipper ball i never posted my favorite two versions of it! behold!! :)
waaaaaay back in the year 2009 i made this procedural mesh that i called zipper. i was inspired to do something that was like a bunch of layers pulling apart with spiky breaks.
awhile back i was thinking it’d be fun to try that again with spheres instead of planes. i haven’t gotten it to look at all like i’ve been picturing in my head yet but here are a few of the WIPs.
had some fun messing with particles the other night. i made them fly between nodes switching once getting close enough to their target and all the while leaving behind trails. i thought it'd be cool to kick out animated gifs and found the imagemagick convert tool made this super easy (convert -delay 1 image_*.png test.gif)
you can check out some more on my flickr particle set
some time back i was experimenting with some procedural animation and simulation as part of researching how i could animate a creature for a future demo. i didn’t really achieve what i was wanting but i had a lot of fun playing around with it and giving some life to a bowl full of worms. here’s a video capture of them in action:
anyway, when kirill saw the worms he got excited and suggested that he could cut out the top of the fire skull so we could use it as the bowl for the worms.
some failed coding experimentation last weekend turned into some creepy worms… this weekend i couldn’t resist putting them to music! ;) the music is a clip from trent reznor’s instrumental remix of reptile
here’s a special sneak peak at work in progress for a new demo! this is just one scene played for a long time with the awesome marilyn manson resident evil theme music. the geometry and animation is all procedural and video was captured on my laptop’s x1600. enjoy!
while exploring some random number sets i discovered a universe of spiders perpetually battling each other. their brutality is rather shocking and while i don't know how long they've been at it i do hope that someday they can resolve their differences peacefully. :) in the meantime you can watch their battle unfold live at the epic spider brawl.
24 original textures released to the public domain. the textures were made using a new texture scripting language created by blackpawn. download the textures here.