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    Josh Nimoy
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pinch

Pinch is a hypnotic and inspiring aesthetics exploration toy that allows the player to easily generate many kinds of abstract shapes. A virtual sheet is made from free-floating physics masses. Click in different places to apply forces making the masses move towards that area of the screen, hence "pinching" the sheet. The resulting forms look organic, architectural, and sometimes erie. Pinch is highly customizable and exports to OBJ format to be imported by 3D software. Change the texture by replacing texture.png. On the mac, this is inside the app package contents under Contents/Resources/media. In the same folder, change the color pngs to customize the interface.

screenshot of textured and filling the screen

screenshot of textured and filling the screen

created and rendered in Maya with ambient occlusion by Gabe Dunne

created and rendered in Maya with ambient occlusion by Gabe Dunne

screenshot of solid fill with graph enabled

screenshot of solid fill with graph enabled

created and rendered by Dunne

created and rendered by Dunne

screenshot of green texture with graph and info enabled

screenshot of green texture with graph and info enabled

screenshot of OBJ imported into Blender by Ryan Alexander

screenshot of OBJ imported into Blender by Ryan Alexander

created and rendered by Dunne. Can you find the swan?

created and rendered by Dunne. Can you find the swan?

screenshot of architecture with pedals imported by Ryan into Blender

screenshot of architecture with pedals imported by Ryan into Blender

screenshot of twisted texture

screenshot of twisted texture

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Pinch by Joshua Nimoy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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    Josh Nimoy
  • 3dcplusplusjttoolkitopengl

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  • Jul 20, 2014

    Hi Mr. Nimoy ,

    I really love your work on Tron Legacy , and came across your program “Pinch” . Then I played with it a lot , made a poster and 3 still render frames for you .

    Here is the link for the images

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/r4ol3he19pf2ox1/PINCH%20Render%20using%20C4D.rar

    Regards
    Mike (zaoeyo)
    zaoeyo.weebly.com

    — zaoeyo(mike)

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