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Help Wanted Uniform attractiveness of Signed Distance Field

Discussion in 'Visual Effect Graph' started by alexandre-fiset, Sep 4, 2020.

  1. alexandre-fiset

    alexandre-fiset

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    I am spawning particles from the depth of the camera and want these particles to randomly stick on a surface of a signed distance field.

    I have made a bear head SDF that looks like this:

    upload_2020-9-4_11-5-36.png

    It can properly work if I spawn particles from a sphere around the SDF, but as soon as the spawning isn't consistant on all side, particles seem to only stick to a specific area of the SDF.

    This is spawned from the depth texture of the main camera, see that particles gather on the left side.

    upload_2020-9-4_11-7-4.png

    As opposed to spawned from a sphere where they stick rather uniformly on the SDF surface.

    upload_2020-9-4_11-9-25.png

    My question is: Is there a way for the particles to always spread uniformly on the SDF surface?

    The end goal is to create a spawning effect where particles emit from the depth of the camera to form the shape of the enemy.
     
  2. JulienF_Unity

    JulienF_Unity

    Unity Technologies

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    Hi, we're adding a sample SDF operator, so you'll have more flexibility about where you sample and what you do with SDF sampled data. It may help achieve what you're looking for.
     
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  3. JulienF_Unity

    JulienF_Unity

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    Also, if you want the particles to completely randomly choose destination point of surface, you don't really need spatial information (thus SDF) and might consider baking you destination point set in a point cache instead?
     
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