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Squishy!
12-13-2003, 09:57 AM
Found via Boing Boing (http://boingboing.net/):

"Teddy is a spookily cool 3D modelling package that automatically extrudes your 2D line-drawings into three-dimensional, rotatable objects. It runs in a Java applet and is mindbogglingly easy to use. The forms that it creates have a kind of organic roughness that is utterly unlike the 3D objects I've created with other 3D packages."

Original article at KoKoRo (http://nkcp.zive.net/kokoro/)

Demonstration Video Clip (32MB, 5min.):
http://www-ui.is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~takeo/video/teddy.avi

Omnicrola
12-13-2003, 07:09 PM
Here's the page to get the program for those who are interested. I was amazed by this program. It may not be much for photoreal stuff, but wow, that looks a lot better than the teddy bear I tried to model a few months back, lol.

http://www-ui.is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~takeo/java/smoothteddy/index.html

Nemoid
12-15-2003, 06:52 PM
Interesting! one friend talked to me about a similar technology.

but the movie can be too big for my slow connection can you roughly resume how it works? is it valid only for simple things or also for complex meshes? more important : can you control poligon flow with it?

Thx in advance :)

elam
12-15-2003, 08:08 PM
Teddy's old, man. Like 1999.

I posted it to Blender's website last year to see if anyone was interested in incorporating it into the toolset. No response.

It's still very cool tho. I'm suprised the author or someone else hasn't developed it more.

gameboy
12-15-2003, 08:10 PM
This is somewhat similar another new program I just ran across called Curvy3D. (In beta now, due out in February 2004). You can find out more about it in this thread (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=109568).

Modeling technology is really starting to come along now, as far as power and ease-of-use are concerned, with some quite imaginative innovations being developed. :applause:

Omnicrola
12-15-2003, 08:45 PM
Best way to describe it would be simple CSG with curves. Dunno how the polys are layed out yet. Won't run on this machine, because my gfx card is so stinking old, lol.

elam
12-15-2003, 08:51 PM
That looks cool, but $450.00?:surprised Are they kidding?

I can get Zbrush for that amount.

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