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03 March 2004, 09:49 AM

I have programmed a particle system in directx + C++. I want to extend this particlesystem, so it supports metaparticles. The problem is, that I have a hard time finding anything relevant in books or on the internet.

Has anyone got any suggestions for me, where to find the theory behind metaparticles?


03 March 2004, 01:54 PM
I think you want to be searching for "blobbies" or "implicit surfaces" rather than metaparticles. Never heard of metaparticles before but I'm guessign that's what you mean.

03 March 2004, 03:19 PM
Thanks. I noticed that afterwards. I have started working on metaballs and i will implement them in a particle system. This to research if they can represent liquids. Have you ever implemented such a system?

03 March 2004, 05:04 PM
I remember seeing an Image Of The Day on which IIRC used 2d metaballs to represent a water volume (or the surface of it).. Ah yes, I've found it here:

Theres a bit of explaination there as well which might help expand it to a 3d system.


03 March 2004, 08:06 PM
Thanks stoo, I will look into it. :)

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