View Full Version : I want to create a sponge... any suggestions?

11-27-2006, 03:28 AM
I want to create a round sponge for a technical presentation I am doing. The camera will zoom inside the sponge and show some detail (that I know how to do) but how do I make a sponge or similar porous ball? Any suggestions

Tks in advance

11-27-2006, 04:36 AM
I'd do displacement on a simple object, maybe test with a subd cube first, if that doesn't work add some of the larger 'channels' and then displace that.

11-27-2006, 08:51 PM
Hypervoxels maybe? Volumetrics?

11-28-2006, 03:29 AM
Create a new Blend Group in Hypervoxels.
Use one big Hypervoxel (in Surface Mode) and set its Blending Mode to Add, and offcourse the Blending Group to the Beldning Group you created.
Now create lots of hypervoxel (either with Nulls or particles) and set their Blending Mode to Negative (and the Blending Group to the Group you created)

See attached 5 minute test:

11-28-2006, 10:28 PM
I have been experimenting using Hypervoxels but I need the outer surface to be round - almost smooth.

Red thanks I wil ltry your approach and see if I can get it to look like it is suposed to. Thanks