Digital Merzbau

April 30th, 2013

Recently I stumbled upon this article, which is about a simple proceses of generating complex forms from primitives. I couldn’t find any information, beside the instructions, so I decided to make my own implementation inside Openframeworks. The program takes OBJ files as input, then you could divide, extrude or intrude all mesh polygons and at the end save the mesh as an OBJ for importing and rendering in your favourite 3D program (Cinema 4d in my case). I plan to release the code and the program as binary as soon, as clean it up a little bit.

Here are some test renders:






And just a demo of the program:

Screen Shot 2013-04-30 at 7.01.41 PM

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