Procedural generation of floating islands in Unity, adapted from this paper
Poisson Disc point generation for distributing islands
Height map adjustment curves
Ended up using the third curve on the bottom and the fourth on top, to mitigate the issues with the radial mesh.
Mesh Generation - finished, untextured
These are all using a linear relation to vary the height map maximum from edge to center; will experiment with different curves later.
Mesh Generation - progress pics
some tragic bugs (see end for more)
Populating 2D vertex disk
The vertex disk is filled radially, where one can vary the number of rings and radial divisions.
Offsets for island top and bottom halves
The initial disk is copied twice, with offsets going off in opposite directions to create the top and bottom of the island. These two halves will be stitched together during the mesh generation phase.
The paper used approximations based on hand drawn outlines, but for simplicity I’m just generating a wobbly outline with perlin noise.
- Procedural Rose Generation???
- I put my eagle in for fun but he looks like the Avengers Helicarrier
- “Giant Pita bread fights a mid century modern chandelier”, Lillian Hong, 2020, Digital Media
Noise bug that wasn’t noticeable till higher density meshes were tested.