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GENERAL => Challenges & Competitions => Topic started by: hellfire on July 24, 2009

Title: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
Post by: hellfire on July 24, 2009
So here's a small entry to the magnification challenge.
What you see is a growing set of cells.
They jostle, divide and do a little bit of pogo-dancing when the beat starts.
You can also move 'em using your mouse.
This time there are no fancy shaders involved, you just need something OpenGLish capable of multi-texturing.

Sadly a lot of ideas had to be left undone as I was a bit low on time :(
Hope you have some fun with anyways.

Music, again, by Dune aka Brothomstates (http://amp.dascene.net/detail.php?detail=modules&view=2313) and one texture was done by Acryl (http://www.myspace.com/mitch_a).
Uses MiniFMOD (http://www.fmod.org/) to play XM.

How it works:
The cell structure is obtained by constructing a Voronoi diagram (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voronoi) from a set of points.
For those interested in the technique I've attached an early version I used for debugging.
Here you can see the cell points (black; you can move them with your mouse),
the delaunay triangulation (green),
the triangles' circum-circles (red),
the voronoi-cells (blue) whose edge-points are equal with the circles' centers.
Title: Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
Post by: benny! on July 24, 2009
That's an awesome effect. It looks somehow simple on the
first look - but I cannot stop staring at it and taking a closer
look it gets more interesting every second somehow.

The sync'ing to the music (well chosen btw) puts an additional
Whow-FX to your production.

Thanks for entering and very good job!
Title: Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
Post by: combatking0 on July 24, 2009
I get an error message saying
"This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem."

I'll try it at home tonight - it may be a hardware issue.

The picture looks cool though.
Title: Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
Post by: Shockwave on July 24, 2009
I really like the way that the cells slide over each other, the movement of them is what makes this so cool to wacth :)
Title: Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
Post by: hellfire on July 24, 2009
I get an error message saying
"This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem."

You probably need to install the Visual C++ Redistribution Package (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=200b2fd9-ae1a-4a14-984d-389c36f85647&displaylang=en) which contains some updated runtime-DLLs.
Title: Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
Post by: combatking0 on July 24, 2009
That's fixed it.

Very smooth, and just when I was thinking "How'd he do that?" the flashing effect started up, and then that really had me puzzled!

Great entry 8)
Title: Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
Post by: va!n on July 24, 2009
@hellfire:
oh my god... you must be god! Your entry/idea/design is as always absolutly amazing! I am speechless and absolutly amazed about how smooth your entry works and how you did it... i dont really get the point how atm how you managed it... i really love your entry...  10 points !!! K++  :goodpost:
Title: Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
Post by: rdc on July 24, 2009
Amazing stuff. :)
Title: Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
Post by: ferris on July 24, 2009
VERY nice :) My personal favorite of the compo (so far ;) )!!

Got my vote :)
Title: Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
Post by: Jim on July 25, 2009
Lovely, especially the pulsing.  Second texture is missing on my netbook, but that's probably to be expected.

Jim
Title: Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
Post by: Pixel_Outlaw on July 25, 2009


I just keep staring at it thinking, "He can't be doing this in real time". AMAZING!
Title: Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
Post by: Rbz on July 25, 2009
Pretty nice cells  :clap:
Title: Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
Post by: Way.net on July 26, 2009
Nice effect and cool music as well :clap:
Title: Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
Post by: hellfire on July 26, 2009
Thanks for all the kind feedback everyone! :D
Title: Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
Post by: Yaloopy on July 27, 2009
So so so so so cool! That's all I have to say, really! :D Well done, hellfire.
Title: Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
Post by: Buckethead on July 29, 2009
Lovely cells ;D amazing