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Raggar

How to Apply Noise to Vertices?

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The following functionality applies the current vertices' positions to the same vertices(No change to the mesh).

var arr = mesh.getVerticesData(BABYLON.VertexBuffer.PositionKind);
                
for (var i = 0; i <mesh.getTotalVertices(); i = i++){
            var fx = arr[i * 3 + 0]; var fy = arr[i * 3 + 1]; var fz = arr[i * 3 + 2];
	    
            arr[i * 3 + 0] = fx;
            arr[i * 3 + 1] = fy;
            arr[i * 3 + 2] = fz;
        }
                
mesh.setVerticesData(BABYLON.VertexBuffer.PositionKind, arr);

I'm unsure as to how to apply a random noise, that still takes into account the vertices that are on the same position?

If I use something like fx/fy/fz + a random value, the faces split up, and creates holes in the mesh.

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There are two basic construction methods for a mesh

  1. Corners on a mesh share vertices and normals
  2. Corners on a mesh do not share vertices and normals. ( A flat shaded mesh)

(read more here )

In BJS a sphere is created using method 1 and a box using method 2.

Should you apply random noise to a mesh constructed with method 2 then the faces will split apart.

PGs

Randomised Sphere (but still split along seam)

Flat Shaded Randomised Sphere

Randomised Box

"Smoothed Randomised Box

more on smoothing function here but not the added TRUE parameter for applyToMesh since we need to maintain update-ability of the mesh

 

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Hmm. For now, I've been using morph targets, but I'd like some more randomization without having multiple models.

I'll try another model, as the one in this example was a quick one, where I applied the push modifier due to weird normal behavier. This was a bad fix, but the quickest one.

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