Dynamic Volume Pattern?

Discussion in 'Shapeways API' started by Ontogenie, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. Ontogenie
    Ontogenie Well-Known Member
    Hi everyone,
    I'm very new to ShapeJS and have been working my way through some of the tutorials but I'm beginning to think that what I want to do just isn't possible (yet) with ShapeJS. Before I delve any deeper into this, I'd like to ask for your guidance. I would like to be able to either (a) add multiple images to create textures, and have a slider that selects between them or (b) have a volume pattern/distance function that is dynamic, i.e. expressed as an algorithm with variable, non-static parameters. Am I dreaming here, or is this perhaps possible?

  2. Ontogenie
    Ontogenie Well-Known Member
    Sorry...meant to post this in the ShapeJS forum.
  3. bulatov
    bulatov Shapeways Employee Dev Team
    ShapeJS is being developed with all those ideas in mind.
    At the moment you can combine multiple images and textures with variations in space using
    Mix(source1, source2, mixer) operation.
    Making volume pattern based on user defined algorithms with variable parameters is not possible (yet).
  4. Ontogenie
    Ontogenie Well-Known Member
    Thank you for the information, Vladimir. Maybe I'll try out the mix operation and see what I can get.