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michiel | 15 years ago | 13 comments | 9 likes | 13,571 views

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One of the undocumented new features in version 7.5 is support for 3D sketches. Here's a Christmas tree demo that can give you an idea of the wonderful possibilities of 3D sketches.

Writing in 3D is pretty impossible with standard input devices like your mouse, so it's going to be an interesting challenge to make the next version of Bixelangelo record 3D sketches. What we can do at this moment is to generate mathematical shapes. For example, this show uses a sketch of a 3D spiral.

Another problem with 3D sketches is that the EPS format (that Bixelangelo uses to save its sketches) does not support 3D coordinates. For this purpose we have extended the EPS format.

3D sketches is going to be one of our research projects in 2009. When we have cool new demos, I will post them to this gallery!

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Michiel, this is an unbelievable effect!
I like it so much!

Ulli, 15 years ago

I want that, NOW !!



kf_daddy, 15 years ago

Me too !


vincent, 15 years ago

Very very nice.... I can think of some cool into's using that.

JimH, 15 years ago

Simply GREAT

Yousef, 15 years ago


Terryw, 15 years ago

Very impressive!


maddis, 15 years ago

So how's it coming? We are almost heading into the end of 2009.. :) - So badly want this.. can you tell??

vader, 14 years ago

Recording 3D sketches is difficult because your mouse is a 2D device. For this reason we are limited to mathematical generated shapes like this spiral.

If you have requests for other mathematical shapes please let me know and we'd be happy to post them in this gallery.

michiel, 14 years ago

Simplesmente otimo.....nota 10

DAVIPLAC, 14 years ago

Very nice thanks!

Kufeld, 14 years ago


Can particle layers have more than one key? I've been trying to modify the time line on layers 4, 5, and 6 of this show by adding additional keys. They remain there during the session but if I save, close, and re-launch the show, my extra keys are gone.

If this is how particle layers are intended to work, can I circumvent this behavior in some way? Maybe by using containers?

Thanks, John

jaymac42, 14 years ago

Shows are automatically simplified when loaded.

For example if a layer has 2 keys that are identical, the second key is deleted.

michiel, 14 years ago

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