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[MAGNIFICATION] Cells
« 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 and one texture was done by Acryl.
Uses MiniFMOD to play XM.

How it works:
The cell structure is obtained by constructing a Voronoi diagram 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.
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Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
« Reply #1 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!
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Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
« Reply #3 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 :)
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Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
« Reply #4 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 which contains some updated runtime-DLLs.
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Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
« Reply #5 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)
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Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
« Reply #6 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:
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Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2009 »
Amazing stuff. :)

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Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2009 »
VERY nice :) My personal favorite of the compo (so far ;) )!!

Got my vote :)
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Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2009 »
Lovely, especially the pulsing.  Second texture is missing on my netbook, but that's probably to be expected.

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Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2009 »


I just keep staring at it thinking, "He can't be doing this in real time". AMAZING!
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Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2009 »
Pretty nice cells  :clap:
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Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2009 »
Nice effect and cool music as well :clap:

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Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2009 »
Thanks for all the kind feedback everyone! :D
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Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2009 »
So so so so so cool! That's all I have to say, really! :D Well done, hellfire.
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Re: [MAGNIFICATION] Cells
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2009 »
Lovely cells ;D amazing
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