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3D support for waveform

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loopdaflar
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3D support for waveform

Post by loopdaflar »

Is there a way to get 3D support? Especially for waveform and spectrum as well as other things? I might be missing something. :D
Sadler
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Re: 3D support for waveform

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There is the IteratorCubeExample project available from the help menu to get you started with 3D spectrums. There are many different ways to create 3D spectrum type effects using the Iterator in combination with Iterator Frequencies.

There are also techniques to create 3d waves but there are so many variations on this you'd have to narrow it down a bit.

Here's one example:
3d-wave-2.jpg
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loopdaflar
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Re: 3D support for waveform

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I would like to create 3D waves. Iterator is a little confusing to me but I will try and understand the iteratorcube example. Are there any other resources that I could learn from?
loopdaflar
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Re: 3D support for waveform

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How do I create the example picture in your reply for example?
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Re: 3D support for waveform

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That image is created using a striped mask of the built-in waveform. The waveform is also highly blurred before using it as a height map then the mask is also used as a texture on the height map.
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