POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.animations : Animating dirt : Re: Animating dirt Server Time
7 Dec 2023 14:56:44 EST (-0500)
  Re: Animating dirt  
From: Bald Eagle
Date: 16 Jan 2022 16:55:00
Message: <web.61e493dd1088e0591f9dae3025979125@news.povray.org>
"Leroy" <whe### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> I made some construction equipment Dump Tuck, Back Hoe, Bulldozer and was
> thinking that I should put them to work digging and dumping dirt. And I was
> wondering whats the fastest and easiest way to do it. The digging is not the
> hard part. Its the dumping.
>  I guess using spheres or blobs with a particle system could be used. They could
> be slow. And Blobs are ..... just well, Blobs.
>  Thought of using morphing one mesh2 into another but I need better software for
> that.
>  I though I ask here just What you would do?
> Tanks for any replies.

Well, the only thing I can think of besides a particle system and discrete
objects, would be media, isosurface, or a texture of some sort.   The kind of
thing where all of the dirt would be encoded already, and you'd just animate the
translation / rotation / turbulence to give it a moving "look".

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