An offshoot of Macuono's entoforms project, this blendfile uses the same code, along with a library of spaceship-like parts by Greyoxide to create unique spaceships based on text based "DNA". In the video above Dolf (Macuono) shows a collection of spaceships generated from the names of all the #blendercoders IRC members.
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As I said, awesome.
This is really cool, I liked it very much. Thanks a lot!
Some of those ships are SERIOUSLY COOL.
Congratulations, amazing project!!!
This is too cool! Now the same thing with procedurally generated Monkey Heads!
Some sweet spaceships indeed!
Some of those spaceships look more like futuristic weapons, but that's no problem. Enough choice anyway! :P
Something terrible happened to Greyoxide I think to remember...
A word of warning- This needs Blender 2.57. It doesn't work on 2.58. And you'll need to download extra scripts from macouno's website. But once you get it working it kicks ass.
It's not from IRC names. It's from all coders who have committed to trunk
That, is INSANELY cool!
I think he forsaw his end and emailed everyone chatting with a file of his work. Much later I visited his
flat in New York and recovered his harddrives;- which like his flat were badly damaged.
Awesome, and what a great way to honor the devs :)
Thinking more about this, and its close to a decade ago, I recall going to someones flat in New York a while before going to Greyoxides in order to find out about the "scripts" for someone. His flat too was smashed up in the sameway as Greyoxides but the computer was still on and the screen showed a message from Blender. Someone told me of a conversation with Greyoxide when he said he chose his new name after a TV program about ships sunk in the oceans.
Look more like guns but pretty cool!
I see that some irc users have pretty ... interesting... names!
Son of a gun!
Hi ! I get the script and the blender file. But I do not understand how to use them. I do not find documentation. It is to try to generate other ship...
Very good project !!!!
Next on the list: Gun Generator!
I'm an actual, shipwright. Hmm.. if I think of it technically from what I do to design and build a boat. It's interesting. The shapes are cool. I probably would think however that it isn't actually developing lines drawings. You do know that shipwrights were used to build the first aeroplanes?
It's not that i don't love it, I do. I am messing with it now. I love it.
But it does make me wonder if there could be a script to help develop hulls, and aero forms?
Very cool! Does anyone know how to get rid of the white background with the black edges? I'd like to use these in animations but every time I render the white thing keeps coming back. New to blender, sorry.