Jump to content

momposina

Members
  • Content count

    7
  • Donations

    0.00 CAD 
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

2 Neutral

About momposina

  • Rank
    Peon

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    https://www.egmontas.xyz

Personal Information

  • Name
    Egmontas Geras
  • Location
    London
  1. Digisoup

    wow! that's brilliant, thank you.
  2. Digisoup

    Hello, I thought that I would share a side-project I started this last month because I lost a bit of steam (no pun) and thought that it would be curious to receive some feedback. The Digisoup began as an idea to create a procedural recipe that creates and fills a bowl of soup with various ingredients. The initial to do: bowl, stock, dumplings, veg, seasoning, steam, etc. The bowl or vessel was modelled independently but used as a source object for the other ingredients. Spring onion, spices, chilli, dumplings, eggs and noodles have all been drawn within a procedural framework - I intend to do posts explaining each ingredient if anyone is interested. The stock (liquid of the soup) is primarily a shading exercise, and on that note all of the shaders are also procedural and do not utilise bitmaps or external references. The intention with that was to be able to control 'fattiness' or 'richness' of the soup we are about to enjoy. I haven't yet documented the entire process but here are some of the shots I've managed to salvage while working in progress. At some point the project began to evolve into figuring out the context around the bowl with some embedded procedural tricks - I will expand on this later! Would love to hear your thoughts! Cheers.
  3. Procedural Robots

    These are great! Very interesting stuff - got me thinking how...
  4. Growth Systems

    Thanks! This project got so messy - I will begin working on a concise, "clean" version however, which I would very much like to share
  5. Growth Systems

    I originally made a post in in the WIP section, but have finalised a selection of images that demonstrate the extent of the project at this particular time. Hope to get some tips, speculation and direction . The work started with an idea of looking into systems of growth and the procedural simulation of that growth. The question of landscape surveillance and 'fertility' arose - can a landscape (or object) topology be evaluated for growth? In this case the landscape would be a scanned model of a terrain, converted from pointcloud to mesh data and thus reinterpreted as a topology of points and primitives with certain inherent attributes: Position (vector), Normals (vector), and curvature (scalar) predominantly. The simulation can then search for 'flatness' and eliminate areas of surface beyond a limit of acceptability. The surface is then displaced whilst maintaining ties to the remainder, this seemed to mirror a process not too dissimilar to inflation (although much more noisy and undefined), always using the retopologised mesh (and thus recalculated attributes) as a driver for the next frame of growth. Generated or grown form is evaluated through a series of spatial explorations with particular functional characteristics in mind. Much like a single-surface-landscape produces the massing for proposed architectural volumes, these volumes are then reinterpreted as single-surface forms that morph into a typology of architecture defined by certain rules. The primary purpose of the interior volume is to house the program of an architecture. The height of the form is predetermined in the procedural algorithm of massing to produce volumes within a range of heights (for example between 3 and 20 meters). The nature of the form suggests an architectural language of evaluated skin as a means of facilitating architectural space. This is then differentiated to provide for the various requirements of a space of production - for example: how can the floor surface serve as a platform for plant growth; how can the side envelope serve as a mediator of thermal comfort; etc? A. There is a desired differentiation between roof and side envelope - key factors to be considered are the issues of transparency in form for light to enter the space below and the capacity to drain rainwater or melting snow. B. An impression of uniformly distributed structural frames is suggested as a method of holding up a dressing of skin not too dissimilar to ideas of bone to muscle tissue connections. C. The form is interpreted as a skin multi-functional, multi-material character. There is a desire for a thermal envelope mixed with porous characteristics that allow for breathability within the interior environment, light, and mediation from the harsh external environment. The following images are all excerpts of a fully procedural exercise; all grown; but in various stages of development of the same system.
  6. Explorations in Growth Simulation

    Here are a few more images of objects that underwent some sort of early 'growth logic' - I was primarily concerned with using the external mesh skin to grow both inwards to create an interior, and outwards to create perforations...
  7. I started using Houdini about 2 years ago, recently I have felt a desire to not only share but, hopefully to open up a discussion about the explorations undertaken in the work. The first post is therefore a look at how it began. The work started with an idea of looking into systems of growth and the procedural simulation of that growth. The question of landscape surveillance and 'fertility' arose - can a landscape (or object) topology be evaluated for growth? In this case the landscape would be a scanned model of a terrain, converted from pointcloud to mesh data and thus reinterpreted as a topology of points and primitives with certain inherent attributes: Position (vector), Normals (vector), and curvature (scalar) predominantly. The simulation can then search for 'flatness' and eliminate areas of surface beyond a limit of acceptability. The surface is then displaced whilst maintaining ties to the remainder, this seemed to mirror a process not too dissimilar to inflation (although much more noisy and undefined), always using the retopologised mesh (and thus recalculated attributes) as a driver for the next frame of growth. The video and images below are examples of the earliest explorations (and failures) of this theme, first applied to a modelled object, with the video then moving onto a landscape: https://vimeo.com/376861116
×