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tayla | 3 years ago | 9 comments | 792 views

Hey everyone, I'm trying to source a dihexa gudrun that will transform into a sphere, the flat grid I'm using now distorts when using the sphere effect.

To give you a better insight into what I'm trying for it is the Countdown Drop Ball pattern.

The pattern I have now I've chroma keyed out the white background then added a white square used the sphere effect on it and then attached a plasma to it for lighting but is not as good effect as I was hoping for, maybe's just a little more work to do on it.

Hope the explanation may inspire you guys to come up with something.

I'd really like the grid to be more 3D so I can give it a living chrome texture if you know what I mean.

Anyways, thanks for any help.

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What do you mean with "dihexa gudrun"?

If possible please post a video or picture of your attempt. I'm sure this will explain your question better!

michiel, 3 years ago

Are you speaking about a kind of cell stucture used in countdown drop ball ?

vincent, 3 years ago

Yes, exactly what I'm after Vincent.

But what I would like if possible is to have the triangles as a model hopefully a .x file if not just a flat 2d sphere will do.

The grid I'm using distorts once I apply the sphere effect to it and you can see the edges of the pattern on the reverse side.

Hope I'm explaining myself correctly for everyone to understand.

tayla, 3 years ago

Maybe this model can help:

michiel, 3 years ago

or this one (you can place 2 times the model in a container to create a sphere)

vincent, 3 years ago

Thanks for the links guys, unfortunately Michiel the free link is there just to harvest emails I think, the site wanted about 120 dollars to download it and kept saying no free downloads left.

@Vincent, thank you, opened up fine and all I needed to do was just duplicate original file to get the full sphere.

Will let you all know how this project proceeds, thanks again everyone.


tayla, 3 years ago

Maybe a variation on this?

Filip, 3 years ago

Ok, now you make me jealous, lol.

tayla, 3 years ago

@tayla I find it hard to understand what you are looking for.
Maybe something like this and then scale it from 0 to 1 on theY-axis ?

Tjeb, 3 years ago

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