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3D Particles tutorial


  • Beta Platinum

    Hi,

    I have been working with the 3D Particles actor for a couple of years and thought to try and capture some of those experiments in a tutorial document. I am not sure if I have really succeeded in drafting something useful. So I am posting here to get some feedback on this first attempt. Video of the tutorial patches here. Tutorial files are here.

    Best Wishes,

    bonemap


  • Tech Staff

    This is really excellent! I find it easy to read thru, and everything is clear/makes perfect sense.
    I will go thru it step by step later, and see if there are any specific hang ups?
    Do you have a link to the required media?


  • Tech Staff

    Excellent! Thank you for sharing


  • Beta Platinum

    Awesome resource ! Thanks so much for writing this all down in such a nice and structured manner :)


  • Beta Platinum

    Hi,

    Thanks for the positive responses. It is enough to push me to finish drafting the tutorial document. I will post back here with the additions and media examples.

    Best wishes,

    Bonemap



  • @bonemap Great stuff, thanks for putting your ideas & methods out there and making them so easy to understand.


  • Tech Staff

    Really great thank you.



  • Thank you!

    Thank you!

    Grazie mille!


  • Beta Platinum

    @dusx said:

    Do you have a link to the required media?

     Hi,

    The files for the 3D Particles and 3D Model Particles tutorial are here (on dropbox):

    best wishes

    bonemap


  • Beta Platinum

    Hi,

    I have taken this about as far as I can go at the moment. It has been really interesting to explore the possibilities - particularly of the 3D Model Particles actor. I had not considered that it would be possible to manipulate individual pieces of mesh geometry from a single 3D file.  The links in previous posts have been updated with newer versions of the tutorial content. My previous post links to the tutorial files and updated PDF documentation. I am open to taking any questions or suggestions about the particle techniques represented. 

    Best wishes

    Bonemap



  • Hi Bonemap. great resources, thanks. beautiful work. i think that you and David Gumbs are my Particle heroes. I have a question about the Texture Map: Should the sprite sheet be default resolution? For my first attempt at animating textures I built a sprite sheet (of butterflies, as it happens) as a single row of 16 sprites, and then could ignore the maths needed to shift up and down a row, just had a Counter linked to the Column input. The results look fine, but this feels like cheating. Is it bad practice? Am I a bad patchman? ;) 


  • Beta Platinum

    @dbini said:

    Am I a bad patchman?

     Hi,

    Thanks for your comments. I am pretty sure you are one of the best patch pushers around!

    Best wishes

    Bonemap



  • great work! very easy to read and uderstand. 

    BRAVO!



  • here's what i made when experimenting with Bonemap's method of sprite animation mapped to a series of Particles: 


  • Beta Platinum

    Thank you Bonemap!!!  Just starting to have some fun with this :)



  • @bonemap

    Hi this is so good, I've just glanced through. I will definitely learn these techniques. I compose and perform with dancer with a focus on psychedelia I'n pretty new to Isadora and so far mainly trigger my own movies by midi notes in Ableton as the parts of the music shift (struggling to get precise synchronisation but been told Isadora 3 addresses this). I generally use the effects & difference actors to interact two movies at different positions using eg xor/diff. I've just produced my first user actors! I did a show with Kinect and particles with a friend and so your examples are perfect for my requirements. I use Motion and Final Cut for visuals. I'll let you know how i get on. Can't wait ... much gratitude Dave

    O yes I'm a guitarist but compositions combine dance, vision, field recordings, poetry etc - total theatre.


  • Beta Platinum

    @vidasonik said:

    a focus on psychedelia

     

    best wishes

    bonemap