October 29th, 2008
About 2 years ago I created a little SWF that generated cute little 'fur balls'. I didn't pay a lot of attention on this, moved to other stuff and lost it anywhere on a backup disk (not recovered yet). There was so much to discover in Actionscript 3.0 these days!
Last weekend I remembered and did some tests. It is actually quite simple. Move a lot of (millions!) particles and trace their path with a color. I am pretty sure, that software like Maya or several Photoshop plugins can do this as well. And probably much faster! Most of those tests below required hours of rendering. Anyway, I like the outcome of these three so far.
Make sure to watch them in 100%
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29 Responses to “Fur like renderings”
October 29th, 2008 at 1:50 am
Wow…pretty cool effect, so to generate that effect took over an hour of rendering ?
October 29th, 2008 at 2:01 am
Very nice, particularly the Hobnox logo. What sort of rules did you use to govern the motion of each particle (direction, distance, etc.)?
October 29th, 2008 at 2:04 am
Realy, the Hobnox logo is amazing!! Congratulations!
October 29th, 2008 at 2:35 am
Really awesome! please source code !!!
Realmente impresionante ! por favor el codigo !!!
Thanks / Gracias
Mike J Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 2:42 am
Looks great! Also, fantastic job on Hobnox – I’ve had a blast playing with it. =)
Now if only we could do live capture from a line-in natively in flash we could make a multi-track recorder too!
October 29th, 2008 at 3:04 am
So interesting that you chose to create this with Flash. How?! lol
October 29th, 2008 at 7:48 am
October 29th, 2008 at 10:22 am
Finest fur for cold winter days – wanna have some more….
October 29th, 2008 at 11:02 am
wow! “My pixel counterpart” looks the most realistic (imo), probably as it’s the most subtle… Looks just like the texture of a cowskin we’ve got under our dining table. Is there some “lighting” involved, or are the “seeds” for these hairs selected with some random value appended to the color picked from the image?
Anton Granik Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 12:24 pm
This is so freakin’ awesome, Andre! “My pixel counterpart” is so realistic!
October 29th, 2008 at 1:00 pm
Fuck me! That’s great!
That’s what I’m talking about!!
October 29th, 2008 at 1:54 pm
It just came to my mind this guy doing some related stuff:
Pierluigi Pesenti Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 3:59 pm
In this days I had the idea to start experiment with some fur-like rendering in flash but you was two years ahead!
October 30th, 2008 at 1:20 am
This is more proof for my theory… Everything looks great with hair or fur (except for my shower) :)
October 30th, 2008 at 5:50 am
may be this could be created in pixel bender. Yeah!! then we could fur our movie clips as well.
October 31st, 2008 at 12:02 pm
That’s very nice.
I did some hairy fur tests long ago too, but different approach though, just based in the pixel color to determine the rotation of a line:
October 31st, 2008 at 1:34 pm
Flash never looked so sweet.
October 31st, 2008 at 6:33 pm
Just to repeat what’s already been said, wow that’s sex.
November 1st, 2008 at 2:33 pm
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November 5th, 2008 at 9:47 pm
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November 11th, 2008 at 4:10 pm
Very interesting & sweet idea!
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November 21st, 2008 at 6:25 pm
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December 1st, 2008 at 4:02 am
I’ve always admired you. Your script is super great!
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December 5th, 2008 at 12:08 am
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