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Drive GPU instances with data

Postby benjavides » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:58 pm

We're making a visualization of a MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), basically we have for every moment in time for every point in space a numeric value. This value represents the brain activity in that point in that time. From this information, we would like to make a 3D network that evolves in time. The user is going to be able to move around the brain. We´re mapping the user’s position in a room with a Kinect and moving a 3d camera with it.
We’re currently using geometry instancing, but it only allows us to specify the position/rotation/scale we don’t have access to each instance to modify it according to the data.
We tried using the replicator and it works, but only with a few dozen of data points. We have 14280 points :P.
We haven’t worked with Glsl before.
Would anyone point us in the right direction please? The project file is attached.
The project file
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The table with data.
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The current 3d representation, the cubes are a placeholder.
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Last edited by benjavides on Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Drive GPU instances with data

Postby MXZEHN » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:43 am

What other parameters of the instanced objects would you like to modify?
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Re: Drive GPU instances with data

Postby benjavides » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:14 am

Thanks for trying to help, sorry for the late response I forgot to turn on "Notify me when a reply is posted". We are doing it differently so we don't have this problem anymore. We're going to instance planes and change the texture depending on our data.
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