softly blending cloner objects
Posted: 20 April 2017 09:29 AM   [ Ignore ]  
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ok, so i have a grid of spheres.  i want the overlapping spheres to have a smooth connection that makes them appear seamless.  i tried meatballs and that looked awful.  Connect did not work, even with subdivision surface.  suggestions?

i might try a realflow c4d demo, and then mesh the results… idk.

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Posted: 20 April 2017 09:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Hi SethO,

Here is a little example, I used only three instead of 27 (as in your file), as it gets really slow.

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https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/ctmvMRPdlnPdfL6fHQ0pCF18AFuWWKa63wfyZlvKI7z?ref_=cd_ph_share_link_copy

The core idea is to start with Meta-Balls from the start, and not with Sphere-Objects at all. I would use the Mesher in RF in a similar way, not tested yet, just brainstorming.

Press Play. Adjust the Subdivision as needed.

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