24 January 2012
emNewton2 (version 2.0) announced
emNewton2 v.2.0 (beta) - "Celestial Chaos" from Eric Mootz on Vimeo.
Interesting new XSI plugin from Mootzoid called emNewton2:
"A two minute long release video showing four simulations done with emNewton2.
This plugin is an implementation of Sir Isaac Newton's "Law of universal Gravity". The main difficulty of the implementation was to achieve reasonable simulation times even though each particle attracts each other particle (that's the evil O(n^2) thing).
The entire simulation and rendering was done on a single workstation with 1 x Intel i7.
At the end of the animation is a little more information concerning the amount of particles, the simulation times and the memory usage."
emNewton2 is an implementation of Sir Isaac Newton's Law of universal Gravity, which roughly goes like this:
"Each particle attracts each other particle with a force that is proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them." This plugin for Softimage's ICE can be used to create simulations that are driven by gravity, such as solar systems or stars with an accretion disc. Furthermore this plugin has a "fusion" functionality meaning that intersecting particles melt together.
emNewton2 is well integrated into ICE and works nicely with the built-in compounds such as forces, obstacles, subframe sampling and other effects.