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NAB: Newtek introduced Voronoi shattering objects

Newtek showed Voronoi shattering at NAB show

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An interesting report on the NAB 2012 show discusses two items about Lightwave and CINEMA 4D. Newtek’s LightWave 3D has enjoyed, recently, a full version update and at the show apparently they were showing its ability to do Voronoi shattering of objects in combination with the Bullet physics engine. According to a report, the NewTek way of doing this makes all the shattered parts remain part of the original mesh. Other 3D tools make the shattered parts their own meshes.

01 - NewTek's Lightwave 3D at NAB 2012 showing Voronoi shattering.

Maxon of course also now includes the Bullet physics engine. The company showed CINEMA 4D at NAB and has a new way of outputting data wherein the three RGB components of every pixel are used to represent that pixel’s coordinates in 3D space. Maxon calls this a “world position pass.”

You can learn more about CINEMA 4D’s latest features here.

Physics in 3D

To check out a really cool physics bullet plugin 3D video check out this YouTube video here: http://youtu.be/143k1fqPukk

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