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New Ivy generator 2012
Posted: 05 October 2012 10:36 PM   [ Ignore ]
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From Vivec Website,

Hello folks,

I’ve been wanting to do something for the 3d community for a long time now. Unfortunately, I don’t have enough free time to create anything useful from scratch. I was working with Thomas Luft’s Ivy Generator for some scenes and even though it’s awesome, it was pretty slow to create ivies (it was using a single core). He was kind enough to provide the source of the program so I decided to take a shot at accelerating it.

Ivy generator is now fully multi-core optimized. It is 2.5X faster on a single core and an order of magnitude faster on 4 cores. As far as I can tell it is very stable. I’ve also updated the Qt and OpenGL libraries.

I want to thank Thomas Luft for creating this very useful tool, all the credit belongs to him. He has a donation page here. If you find the program useful, please consider donating.


http://vivec3d.com/3d-ivy-generator-2012/

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Posted: 05 October 2012 11:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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And yet again… another Windows only utility.  mad

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Posted: 06 October 2012 04:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I downloaded the program its stand alone? tryed to run it how do you set a base point for the start of growth? I must be doing something wrong

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Posted: 06 October 2012 05:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Not sure if it beats the Carrara plugin from Fenric at:
http://carraracafe.com/?page_id=22&did=1

The old slow version is available for MAC and Linux, there are textures and tutorials at the main site:
http://graphics.uni-konstanz.de/~luft/ivy_generator/

The program above is stand alone yes.

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Posted: 06 October 2012 10:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I used the ivy thing on my old g5 and while very hard to get what you wanted it worked!

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Posted: 06 October 2012 03:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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My plugin is a straight port of Thomas Luft’s source - I only added a wrapper around it for Carrara.

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Posted: 07 October 2012 10:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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de3an - 05 October 2012 11:33 PM

And yet again… another Windows only utility.  mad

It probably will run in Wine.

http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/  (a more userfriendly packaging it appears) (a walk through http://mac.appstorm.net/how-to/virtualization/run-windows-apps-on-your-mac-free-with-wine-bottler/  ) 
http://www.davidbaumgold.com/tutorials/wine-mac/

Might be nice if someone used Wineskin to make a encapsulated app using wineskin http://wineskin.urgesoftware.com/tiki-index.php

http://www.winehq.org/  (main Winesite)

https://www.google.com/search?q=mac+wine  has a number of links.

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Posted: 07 October 2012 10:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Fenric - 06 October 2012 03:52 PM

My plugin is a straight port of Thomas Luft’s source - I only added a wrapper around it for Carrara.

We reallllly appreciate your port of the IVY code into Carrara!  Being that he threaded it for multicores, I don’t even know if Carrara allows under its API access to multiple cores for plugins.

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