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algorithmic modeling for Rhino

200 stacked 2D sections of a 3D metaball structure with moving point charges. Colours assigned based on section elevation. Actual Grasshopper solution is also real-time.

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Comment by Seth Hepler on October 4, 2010 at 3:13pm
David, I would love to see the definition for this! Is there any chance you could attach it?
Comment by David Rutten on October 4, 2009 at 6:19pm
So far curves only. Doing a 3D metaball isosurface in real-time is a bit harder.

What would you use a 3D metaball for? As far as I know the only useful application for 3D blobby objects is fluid simulation and Molecular Reactive Surfacing.
Comment by Vicente Soler on October 4, 2009 at 5:52pm
I was kidding:
http://grasshopper3d.ning.com/forum/topics/how-is-this-stuff-done-any

I hope it ends up being an actual mesh and not only section curves. I managed to do a simple marching cubes definition using almost only components (it took ages to generate the mesh though) so it can't be that hard to program a decent one ;)

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