This evening I found some time to experiment a bit with some Processing bits that’s been collecting dust in my sketchbook for ages: Spherical ribbons, DXF exports and rendering models in Luxology Modo. Oh my.
First I simply let the ribbons flow around the sphere with long tails….
The output seemed a bit sterile and boring so I added some noise to ribbons heads and allowed them to pause mid-flight (before forming the sphere).
(screengrab from Modo)
And here’s the rendering…
Look, it’s the flying spaghetti monster!
It’s tempting to spend too much time tweaking lights / materials / camera settings in Modo with too little focus on the code generating the shapes - oh well, it was an evening well spent getting my head around linking beginShape(TRIANGLE_STRIP) with Modo’s wonderful rendering engine