ICE Mograph Workshop: Cloners

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Re: ICE Mograph Workshop: Cloners

Post by gustavoeb » 19 Nov 2011, 02:25

intense learning... many wikipedia, cmiVFX ICE videos and kahn academy look up to able to workout Radial thingy, but here it is:
http://vimeo.com/32350399


Compound still a mess though, so for now I'm going to stop moving forward, clean stuff up and then share it.

While writing Radial thingy I re-wrote a lot of stuff and as a side-product I got this IDs per Axis (Dimension). So I'm able to do stepper effects on a per axis basis, instead of the whole thing like you would in C4D. I actually think this is pretty neat :D

Here is a list of how things are at the moment:
Feature list:
*Point generators are isolated from eachother;
*Linear, 3d Grid and Radial/Helix point generators;
*End point and step like progression;
*PPG Logic keeps look when changing inbetween endpoint and step like progression;
*Linear stepper effects per dimension;
*Harmonic stepper effects per dimension.

Known limitations:
*Radial generator does not support Starting point;
*Radial generator Step mode feels awkward;
*Radial generator's compound looks like spaghetti :D
*Everything is poorly documented.

To-Do list:
*Streamlined init options;
*Streamlined stepper options.
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Re: ICE Mograph Workshop: Cloners

Post by Hirazi Blue » 19 Nov 2011, 11:07

Wow, I foresee an upcoming Exocortex Cloners... (sorry, I couldn't resist) :D
No, seriously, impressive work so far...
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Re: ICE Mograph Workshop: Cloners

Post by SreckoM » 19 Nov 2011, 11:40

Ammmmazing!
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Re: ICE Mograph Workshop: Cloners

Post by gustavoeb » 20 Nov 2011, 21:27

It would be nice if something useful emerged out of this community threads indeed.
It is good experimentation and fun for now :)

Got to clean the compound, still not as documented as it should be, here it is for download:
http://gustavoeb.com.br/blog/wp-content ... s_v0.3.zip

Compouns included:
* Cloner Root (for separating diferent point generations);
* Create Point Array (for generating points);
* Linear Stepper (generates scalar value from 0-1 dependent on chosen axis);
* Harmonic Stepper (generates SIN function on chosen axis);

Known limitations:
*Everything is poorly documented;
*Look is not kept when switching between Step and End Point mode if Control Objects are used;
*Look is not kept when switching between Step and End Point mode in Radial generator;

To-Do list:
*Harmonic Steppers needs animation parameter;
*Control Objects should be created automagically;
*Streamlined init options;
*Streamlined stepper options;
*Geometry and Curve generation should follow;
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Re: ICE Mograph Workshop: Cloners

Post by Hirazi Blue » 20 Nov 2011, 21:46

Very interesting indeed... I anxiously await further explanation. ;)
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Re: ICE Mograph Workshop: Cloners

Post by gustavoeb » 21 Nov 2011, 16:59

you mean like usage or innerworking?

still got to make it more "usable" before posting something like a tutorial, as it is not working as intended, for now...
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Re: ICE Mograph Workshop: Cloners

Post by Hirazi Blue » 21 Nov 2011, 17:46

Both actually... ;)
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Re: ICE Mograph Workshop: Cloners

Post by gustavoeb » 29 Nov 2011, 05:18

Hope this fits the bill :D


Anyways added and polished this a bunch... Of course there is a huge amount of stuff to tackle still.
It is a neatly packed .xsiaddon now, and its got a little menu button to create the basic ICE tree... I think other menus should be added for the most common Modifiers.
http://gustavoeb.com.br/blog/wp-content ... s.xsiaddon

(feels good to see stuff of the last to-do list was actually done!)
Compouns included:
* Instancer Root (for separating diferent point generations);
* Linear, Grid, Radial Arrays;
* Modifiers and Modulators:
*Linear Stepper
*Harmonic Stepper
*By Object
*Random

Known limitations:
*Look is not kept when switching between Step and End Point mode if Control Objects are used;
*Rotations are unwantedly flipping.

To-Do list:
*Control Objects should be created automagically;
*Geometry and Curve generation should follow;
Gustavo Eggert Boehs
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Re: ICE Mograph Workshop: Cloners

Post by Ramon » 29 Nov 2011, 14:11

Great update. Thanks!
Have it generate instance positions from mesh point positions or poly positions?

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Re: ICE Mograph Workshop: Cloners

Post by Hirazi Blue » 30 Nov 2011, 10:33

@gustavoeb: Thanks... ;)
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Re: ICE Mograph Workshop: Cloners

Post by gustavoeb » 30 Nov 2011, 12:37

Ramon: It is the Highest thing in the priority list now...
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Re: ICE Mograph Workshop: Cloners

Post by angelous4x » 19 Jan 2012, 17:27

playing with this tool sets, is so nicely put together, Great job gustavoeb
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