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Raindrop Customizer

by danfinlay Feb 6, 2015
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That's a beautifully straightforward way to generate such an organic shape!

I see is that the tail starts generating slightly funky geometry towards the tip, but that's easy to fix by adding the "$fn" parameter to your sphere() and cylinder() calls. For that matter, the value you use for $fn would make a good customization parameter. :)

I did that, added it, and it does look a lot better! Not only does it help the seam, but it also prevents the tip of the drop from being dropped to far fewer polygons around it! Great contribution!

Glad to help! :)

Oh now I see that's what you were saying all along. :D

Thanks, I really do love the shape of water drops, I was happy to find a way that expressed how I think of them.

That's interesting, I've never used the $fn parameter, but I'd always been frustrated by the default mesh resolution, I'll add that now, thanks!