This would be a great feature, being able to generate a 3D mesh geometry from image/video. Similar to Rutt-Eta.


Proposed nodes

(Mockup by Team Vuo.)

Team Vuo proposes adding 3 nodes:

  • Make Grid Mesh — Outputs a mesh with one of the following types:
    • Horizontal Lines — outputs a line strip for each row (equivalent to v002's "Scanlines" mode)
    • Vertical Lines — outputs a line strip for each column
    • Square Outlines — combines Horizontal and Vertical Lines, producing square outlines where each corner is a cell (equivalent to v002's "Square Mesh" mode)
    • Triangle Outlines — combines Horizontal and Vertical Lines, producing pairs of triangle outlines where each corner is a cell (equivalent to v002's "Triangle Mesh" mode)
  • Make Grid Point Mesh — Outputs a mesh with a point for each cell (equivalent to v002's "Points" mode)
  • Displace Mesh with Image — Moves the vertices in the input mesh based on the brightness of the input image.

...and modifying the existing Make Square Vertices node to allow selecting how many rows/columns to output.

(In Vuo 0.8.0, we're planning to rename the existing "Vertices" type and ports to "Mesh", for clarity.)

Here's an example of using these proposed nodes:

Screenshots, Mockups, and Videos: 

Mockup

Component: 

Notes from Team Vuo

Vuo Pro: 

No — available with both Vuo and Vuo Pro licenses

Complexity: 

●●○○ — A few weeks of work

Potential: 

●○○ — Appeals to current community

Implemented in Vuo version: 

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