[Bf-committers] Project Proposal
joeedh at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 20:16:36 CEST 2007
So did anyone ever comment on this, off the list?
roger.liang at utoronto.ca wrote:
> Hi everyone.
> We are 4th year computer engineering students at the University of
> Toronto. For our capstone design project, we decided to contribute
> some exciting features to Blender under the supervision of Keir Mierle.
> The current plan of our project involves extending the nodes system of
> Blender by implementing new nodes. We gathered inspiration from the
> commercial procedural image generation software Filter Forge which
> uses a node system similar to what Blender has right now. After a bit
> of research we have decided that we are going to focus on the nodes
> under following 5 catalogues.
> External nodes
> Processing nodes
> Curve ops
> A brief description of each node can be found at:
> However, the implementation of those nodes will require introducing
> one data type to the current Blender node system. In Filter Forge, the
> nodes under Curve and Curve ops operates with one a unique data type
> ?curve input?. A curve input represents a curve function in a
> specified range and is often used to provide inputs for other nodes to
> define their behaviors.
> A more detailed description on Filter Forge?s curve system can be found at:
> Therefore, if we are to extend Blender?s node system to the level of
> Filter Forge, two changes in the current Blender node system will be
> 1. Implementation of the new data type ?curve input?
> 2. Possibly revision on some of the existing nodes to take advantage
> of the new data type.
> Also we suspect that we could implement the new curve input data type
> in a way that it will be useable for both composite and shader nodes.
> However we lack the knowledge of the current system to come to a
> Any feedback will be greatly appreciated and we look forward to hear from you.
> Thank you very much
> Roger Liang
> Nicolas Wu Sak Wing
> Christopher Leung
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