Posts tagged "3d"

July 31, 2010

Happy 1st Linky Friday Everybody!

Here are a bunch more Pixel Bender links from the community… For a more steady stream of links, follow my Pixel Bender Tumblog or the @PixelBender account on twitter. I’m going to try to get in the habit of posting some links every Friday as I can.

A question that comes up occasionally is “How do I do the water ripple effect in Pixel Bender?” I was going to do up a sample, but then I came across this post on sewonist.com that is a follow on from this post by Hannes Moser.

ripple effect in action

ripple effect in action

David Van Brink has posted another Pixel Bender filter oriented towards After Effects users on his Omino Pixel Blog: Omino Stamp a Pixel Bender Filter. This is really useful for creating some nice patterned fills.

Pattern example from Omino Stamp

Pattern example from Omino Stamp

There has been a lot of excitement around this post from Jozef Chutka: Anaglyphs With Pixel Bender & Depth Map, because it is really cool. A great 3D depth-map effect done with Pixel Bender.

3D image from Jozef Chutka

3D image from Jozef Chutka

For Flash developers (and others!) Christoffer Enedahls has created a great tool for your animation toolbox: the SquishFilter, which gives you some nice deformation effects for your Flash animations.

Christoffer Enedahls' Squish Filter

Christoffer Enedahls' Squish Filter

Devon O. Wolfgang has written a cool Bayer Mosaic Filter In Pixel Bender, which could be the start of something very cool.

Devon O. Wolfgang Bayer Mosaic Filter

Devon O. Wolfgang Bayer Mosaic Filter

Mansour Raad wrote a Pixel Bender filter to help him project NOAA data onto a map: Pixel Bender For Map Projection.

Pixel Bender For Map Projection by Mansour Raad

Pixel Bender For Map Projection by Mansour Raad

Patrick Gunderson has been exploring using Pixel Bender to generate visual noise.

Patrick Gunderson GNoiseExplorer

Patrick Gunderson's GNoiseExplorer

Jean-Marc Le Roux has been working on a 3D library, Minko, and is now using Pixel Bender to provide Pixel Shaders for it.

Jean-Marc Le Roux's Minko Lamborghini

Jean-Marc Le Roux's Minko Lamborghini

Thanks to everyone in the community for sharing your work and especially your source! It is one of the things that makes the Flash Community so vibrant!

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December 22, 2009

Pixel Bender and 3D (catching up on Links, pt 2)

Pixel Bender’s heritage is from the 3D Pixel Shading languages, but we carefully removed most of that to make it specialized for signal processing. The lineage is there though, right below the surface, and Pixel Bender’s utility for doing a lot of math fast makes it really attractive for doing 3D. I’ve written about 3D experiments from the community in the posts Some cool experiments with Pixel Bender and More Cool Pixel Bender Experiments. There has been a lot of really cool work done in the community since then, and I wanted to highlight that:


David Lenaerts has been busy combining Away3D and Pixel Bender, especially for Normal maps: Away3D 3.4.2: Pixel Bender to the max!


Kris Temmerman has also been experimenting with Pixel Bender and Normal Maps.


This is a demo video of a different ray tracer written in Pixel Bender by macduyhai.


Here is an article on integrating Pixel Bender and Papervision3D


Tom Beddard has been doing really cool fractal tools with Pixel Bender. His new Mandelbulbs are really beautiful.


Jerzy Drozda Jr did some experiments with Pixel Bender for UV Mapping in After Effects.

Stay tuned for more links!

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