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3D bezier curve with gradient fill
Jun 14th, 2010, 10:45am
Hello everyone, I'd like to draw a bezier curve on the space with gradient fill, as in starting with a color and ending with another. It's on the context of my previous questions (see http://processing.org/discourse/yabb2/num_1264522077__.html

So, if I wanted this on 2D I would iterate over bezierPoint() changing the colors in each step, but there's no bezierPoint() for 3D coordinates.

I've tried with a gradient texture from another example, but didn't work well; fact is I don't really know much about textures yet.

So... can you guys give me any pointers

Thank you!

Edit: It's actually a gradient stroke, not a gradient fill.
Re: 3D bezier curve with gradient fill
Reply #1 - Jun 14th, 2010, 10:57am
Sorry, I was wrong, bezierPoint() actually works for 3D. I just worked out what I needed. The following is an example in case anyone else needs it:

   color from = color(255, 0, 0);
   color to = color(0, 255, 0);
   int steps = 10;
   for (int j = 0; j <= steps; j++) {
     float t = j / float(steps);
     stroke(lerpColor(from, to, t));
     float x = bezierPoint(x1, cx1, cx2, x2, t);
     float y = bezierPoint(y1, cy1, cy2, y2, t);
     float z = bezierPoint(z1, cz1, cz2, z2, t);      
     vertex(x, y, z);

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