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Submitted by mondi, posted on December 18, 2001

Image Description, by mondi

Screenshots from my 3D real time animation system, this has been developed over the last year and a half in c++ and openGL, theres many many features including but not limited to:
  • Procedural texturing/animation/modelling
  • Live and HardDisk texturing
  • midi control for performance
  • full spectral analysis for audio sync
  • and so on .......

    it works on pretty much the same principles as an audio synthesizer, oscillators are recombined/filtered in various ways until a 'patch' is complete, then the patch is played using any form of input you care to name, can be sequenced, recalled, manipulated, destroyed and generally fooled about with..

    the spiraling image is 4 oscillators (models) - 2 superellipsoids whose parameters are varying over time and 2 tori, each has 4 textures applied and modulating its surface, the whole scene is then rendered to a vortex-field, causing the spiralling

    the other is far simpler, its an extreme close up of 2 3D lorenz attractors, a couple of textures and some of fancy redraw tricks

    for more info/screenshots/animation go to

    Image of the Day Gallery


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    CGI Joe

    December 18, 2001, 09:31 AM

    Wow, what a refreshing sight; that top image is nothing short of beautiful.


    December 18, 2001, 09:57 AM

    Any other words would be void -- it is just kewl!


    December 18, 2001, 09:58 AM

    The top shot just looks awesome!

    Peter Mackay

    December 18, 2001, 10:04 AM

    The shots look really nice (as do the ones on your site) - is there a demo of some sort?


    December 18, 2001, 10:31 AM

    Wow! I'd love to see this in action...
    Is there a demo or even better, could you make it a winamp (or whatever, maybe your own, mp3 players) plugin?


    December 18, 2001, 10:35 AM

    This is just awesome


    December 18, 2001, 10:42 AM

    this is great! would love to see it in action ...

    keep up the good work



    December 18, 2001, 12:02 PM

    Oh my friggin' god that looks cool!! Where's the executable?! Where's the damn executable?!!?!?! :P


    December 18, 2001, 12:24 PM

    1.5 years well spent. beautiful


    December 18, 2001, 01:04 PM

    Oh my god... I've been to your web site, those screen shots looks awsome ! I wish I could see it live... And as Gasbag mentionned it earlier... It would make a fantastic WinAmp plugin !

    Really nice work :)


    December 18, 2001, 01:06 PM

    Agree with other flipcoders, your images are really beautiful.. some effect seems impressive and with over 190 parameters your engine sounds pretty cool !

    It's a shame that no demo is available.. :-(

    Maybe latter as a commercial trial ;-)



    December 18, 2001, 02:03 PM

    Thats incredibley good work. These images pale in comparison of some on your website. So tell me three things
    1) Like everyone else wheres the demo?
    2) Like others wheres the winamp plugin?
    3) In your performances you listed is that in regards to using this software on something like a projector screen in synch with the music or what? And is so back to #2 wheres the winamp plugin?!?

    Dan MacDonald

    December 18, 2001, 03:22 PM

    Seriously nice, half the images on the site I'd consider using as desktop wallpapers!


    December 18, 2001, 04:18 PM

    This could be the begining of a beatifull plugin for xmms or winamp

    Lion V

    December 18, 2001, 11:12 PM

    hm. I have not seen a 3d lorenz attractor. cool.
    Beautiful ? No.

    But the graphics are very, very, very good.

    Timothy Barnes

    December 19, 2001, 12:34 AM

    Good lord that's not raytraced!? Nice work!




    December 19, 2001, 01:06 AM

    how many FPS do you get with that many lines drawn?? it looks very nice though!


    December 19, 2001, 04:28 AM

    first off - thanks alot for your comments, i spend so much time in a bubble programming these days its nice to get a fresh perspective, especially such a positive one :)

    now for the all prevailing question: the demo

    not yet, unfortunately alot of the stuff is tied to hardware i have (specifically midi hardware) so theres not much portability, 2 its really nvidia intensive, i rely on their hardware for some of the effects (its just fast :)

    i will however have a workable demo very soon (first i must take some time off) and i will let you all know as soon as that is available, other than that i do performances alot in the LA area, for all those interested the next show is at the knitting factory on Jan 3rd.

    thanks again, ill keep you all posted



    December 19, 2001, 06:32 AM

    That's very nice work. Are you VJ-ing on those parties? :)

    I was about to do something similar regarding the idea to extend my previous project Generatrix, which is also an interactive system which reacts on sound and video input. You can find a few lines and images about it here:

    Cool work, keep it up!


    December 19, 2001, 12:26 PM

    The top shot rocks! Can I use it on my website?


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