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By hypnothalamus   |   Watch
Published: September 24, 2008
© 2008 - 2020 hypnothalamus
the code I wrote for this project generates a continuous knotted non-intersecting tube on which I can apply texture, normal map, displacement map, with simple reflection and/or lighting

it was written in Delphi/Pascal and the renderer is also from personal code (no hardware acceleration) but I'm planning to switch to OpenGL


I would like to thank *Holophite and $Moonbeam13 for getting this DD
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KinyACatStudent Digital Artist
WOW! How did you do this?
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hypnothalamusProfessional General Artist
some programming - basically simulating some "physical" rope
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You made this?! So cool!!!
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LadyoftheApocalypseHobbyist General Artist
Ewwwwwww!!! In a really cool sort of way!:D
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Jesus knows what combination of drugs inspired this?
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SarahHeavenBirdStudent General Artist
Good one
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Wow and here I thought it was just a model with a moving texture added to it...looks like some really complex work is going on here!
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metkichHobbyist Traditional Artist
seriously sick!( in a totally positive way.) This is how I imagine a 3d game of snake enclosed in a sphere would look like towards the end.
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skitterbrainProfessional Photographer
Pardon my possible ignorance, is this great work fractal, I'm old but I ain't dead yet!
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hypnothalamusProfessional General Artist
It's not a fractal - I created it using simulation: some repulsive forces acting on particles that make up the "tube".
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Superb and amazing!!!!!!!
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Holy... fuckin'... shit...
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Outstanding! 8D
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Demoman's Crazy Eyebrows (TF2 Chat Icon) Ouuuu...Yesssss...
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wow, thats my bipolar mind working overtime..very cool!
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wow :wow:
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Damn you!  I've just spent the last 18 hours staring at this!   :iconhypnotizedplz:
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Absolutely stunning work man!
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So beautiful, so mesmerizing.
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