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19 Jun 2024 18:55:33 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Making Patterns with functions  
From: Bald Eagle
Date: 14 Feb 2024 20:50:00
Message: <web.65cd6cdcd81b84791f9dae3025979125@news.povray.org>
This is very similar in concept to the Voronoi pattern, and indeed, if the
"annular rings" are fine enough, one gets the visual impression of Voronoi cells
filled with a concentric ring pattern.

I just did this for fun, to illustrate a practical pattern to use for ripples in
water, malachite, rhodochrosite, wood, "jawbreaker" candies, etc, and to
implement an example that makes use of splines, loops, pseudorandom numbers, and
a discrete set of "basis functions" that are evaluated "en-masse".

Enjoy the "bubbles".

(Speaking of which, this could be a fun one to apply iridescence to...)

I'd have to think about how to vary the "radius" of each seed point, and then
apply the true bubble intersection formula to get a nice foam cross-section.
Foam isosurface, anyone?

- BE


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