“Artworks Using Metaball Representation With Stepwise Approach”

  • ©Joe Takayama and Etsuo Genda

  • ©Joe Takayama and Etsuo Genda

  • ©Joe Takayama and Etsuo Genda




    Artworks Using Metaball Representation With Stepwise Approach



    This sketch describes an artistic representation using metaball peculiar to 2D space. Conventionally, a metaball is used for representing organic curved forms such as the human body. A metaball can be defined as an isosurface of density fields set in a space, and this definition is valid for both 2D and 3D spaces. The primary aim of a regular metaball was to generate a smooth isosurface (contour), which is derived from the density distribution. However, when a metaball is used in a 2D plane, it can represent more complex shapes than it originally aimed at and differs from the one represented by a regular metaball. In this sketch, we would like to describe such metaball techniques and their application in artworks.


    Takayama, J. 2003. SOLAR WIND. SIGGRAPH2003 Art Gallery.
    Takayama, J. 2005. WATERDROPS. SIGGRAPH2005 Art Gallery.
    Takayama, J. 2004. MICROCOSM. SIGGRAPH2004 Animation Theater.

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