Line Sphere (Composition by gtoledo3)

Author: gtoledo3
License: (unknown)
Date: 2010.05.02
Compatibility: 10.5, 10.6
Required plugins:

This is a basic composition that shows how to construct a sphere shape by using GL Lines (GL Tools patch required), Iteration, Interpolation, and LFO's.

By using GL Lines, one has control over many interesting Stipple Patterns, and color control, that aren't available with a stock Sphere, while it has other limitations compared to the stock Sphere (no ability to texture the whole shape, only the lines which comprise the constructed Sphere).

This patch will not work well in a Lighting environment due to the nature of GL Line.

Line Sphere.qtz12.89 KB

cybero's picture
Re: Line Sphere (Composition by gtoledo3)

This reminds me of those threads on the forum about making circles in QC :-).

It's amazing what regular and irregular shapes can be made with the GL Line.

All three compositions , Spirograph, Sphere & Cone make for great study examples.

Thanks for sharing.

gtoledo3's picture
Re: Line Sphere (Composition by gtoledo3)

I do have many more shapes and concepts constructed with lines, other renders and iterators, that compliment this set. Hopefully I'll get a chance to tidy them up and post soon, as well as write/record some in depth explanations instead of just letting the qtz's speak for themselves.

offonoll's picture
Re: Line Sphere (Composition by gtoledo3)

Greate George! Just wanna say, if your interpolation on y rotation is 180 degrees instead 360, it will be shown all iters you have.

I hope soon I will catch up all your posts to be uptaded! I have been busy and this week to LPM festival.

See you guys!