How to get a metaball-like effect from MASH geometry?

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  05 May 2018
How to get a metaball-like effect from MASH geometry?

I have a MASH network with a bunch of spheres moving around (and intersecting with each other). 
Is there a way to like make them into metaballs or somehow make the clump of spheres look like one, solid mesh?
I essentially want it to look like in the picture, but I need to do it either directly with MASH or with the geometry MASH produces.
 
  05 May 2018
vray does have a metaball shader... just assign it to the objects...
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  05 May 2018
Originally Posted by oglu: vray does have a metaball shader... just assign it to the objects...
Oh, really? I couldn't find anything about that! What's it called? 
 
  05 May 2018
im not sure if its working with geo objects...
https://docs.chaosgroup.com/display...7C+VRayMetaball
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  05 May 2018
Originally Posted by oglu: im not sure if its working with geo objects...
https://docs.chaosgroup.com/display...7C+VRayMetaball
Yeah, only particles unfortunately :/

That's pretty much what this whole problem stems from. 
 
  05 May 2018
you could pass the mash point to the nparticle and use the nparticle mesher. 
But the easiest is the use emPolygonizer plugin it's free now and you have lots of control 

http://www.mootzoid.com/plugin/empolygonizer5
 
  05 May 2018
Originally Posted by Onouris: you could pass the mash point to the nparticle and use the nparticle mesher. 
But the easiest is the use emPolygonizer plugin it's free now and you have lots of control 

http://www.mootzoid.com/plugin/empolygonizer5
Holy shit, that's perfect! How is that free? 
 
  05 May 2018
wasn't free before, most of his plugins are for softimage and now that the package is dead, that's probably one of the reasons he decided to make them available for free.  
 
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