DMesh

Developer: Yong Ho YUN

Current Version: 1.4

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 1.1 MB - Download

Description:

Turns Images Into Techy Artwork!

DMesh is a custom creative application that turns images into techy artwork. It works by analyzing an image and generating a triangulation pattern for a beautiful finished product. To build the program, a groundbreaking mix of computer vision technologies were employed to make DMesh for someone without any design background.

Check user showcase at the DMesh site. You’ll get an idea of how you use Dmesh for your project.



[ Key Features ]

Auto Point Generation:
DMesh provides auto-generated points, which is useful for people doing animations or larger batches of images. Where other tools only allow manual use, DMesh analyzes the image, adds points and plays with the density accordingly while reducing noise in the mesh.

Manual Point Editing Tool:
Control the number of mesh points dynamically: add more for a realistic result, or subtract to make the image more abstract.

Export as Bitmap...
DMesh suuport to export images as bitmaps, vectors or 3D data for maximum flexibility and scope.

Computer Vision Technology:
Auto Point Generation is built based on computer vision technology so the results are closer to the original source and working with animation files can get more continuity between frames and less noise in the mesh.

Working with Sequenced Images (Pro version only):
Import/export sequenced images automatically, making it easier for motion designers. Video import/export is in the works.

Dynamic Mesh Density Control (Pro version only):
This allows users to control number of mesh dynamically so realistic result having more meshes or abstract one having less meshes can be made easily.



[ Press ]

"DMesh turns any image into a techy artowrk." - Fastcompany
"Get triangulated." - Creativity
"Latest project that utilises a very similar technique is DMesh, a custom software made in Cinder by Dofl Yun..." - Creative Applications Network

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Release Notes:

- Fixed a crash issue happened rarely by loading an image first time.
- Made functions simpler

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.4
Review by dataBANG

A quirky and unique stylish addition to your aesthetic répertoire. - I'm impressed by Dmesh versatility as aesthetic tool that can output, bitmaps, vectors and 3D vertex. Dmesh is an interesting stand-alone filtering algorithm for those into "graphic tools", and into the idea of walking against the grain of standard "workflows"(<--hate that word). The lack of documentation and it's unconventional interface in some ways leads to some healthy experimentation and freedom to play without a rulebook. Might be frustrating and unwieldy to those who have little time to investigate Dmesh's potential or wonder how it works. I didn't stress-test the application fully, but toyed with several 4KiB images on SL 10.6.8 MacPro3,1 NvidiaGT8800 without problem as described by other reviewers. A nice feature is that it isn't just a single pass FX filter that you fire-and-forget. After tweaking some settings and applying to a bitmap image you can have a bit of fun by pruning or poking vertices into the flat mesh with some creative interaction. You can even play around with some of opacity settings that actually retain transparency when imported into IllustratorCS and Inkscape as vector outputted PDF. Exporting it to a Wavefront|OBJ file, one can import it into Maya, Modo, and Photoshop as flat 3D plane with an interesting topological mesh in the shape of it's 2D representation. However, there's no MTL or Color Vertex support as of v1.4--–hence no color information as a 3D mesh. But, still very nice as a tool for that appropriate project or just a tool to help you break from standard shape and color altering filter and can and go as far as you are willing to take it influencing one's work. Also it's very generous of the SW author to offer this un-crippled filter-app for free. I look forward to following what algorithms you explore in future projects.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
1/5
Version 1.4
Review by inkxel

Never been able to use - I was hoping that this update resolving the "crash when loading a picture" would make this application usable but still no dice. Every time I try to load an image the application crashes. I am running 10.6.8 and have never been able to use the app. Tried deleting and reinstalling, clearing preferences, attempted from a new user account all to no avail...

Found helpful by 10 out of 12 people

More Reviews for Current Version

3/5
Version 1.4
Review by AceofBlades

Crash on startup - This app looks great and makes for some amazing looking images, but it crashes as soon as I try opening it. Sadface.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
5/5
Version 1.4
Review by dataBANG

A quirky and unique stylish addition to your aesthetic répertoire. - I'm impressed by Dmesh versatility as aesthetic tool that can output, bitmaps, vectors and 3D vertex. Dmesh is an interesting stand-alone filtering algorithm for those into "graphic tools", and into the idea of walking against the grain of standard "workflows"(<--hate that word). The lack of documentation and it's unconventional interface in some ways leads to some healthy experimentation and freedom to play without a rulebook. Might be frustrating and unwieldy to those who have little time to investigate Dmesh's potential or wonder how it works. I didn't stress-test the application fully, but toyed with several 4KiB images on SL 10.6.8 MacPro3,1 NvidiaGT8800 without problem as described by other reviewers. A nice feature is that it isn't just a single pass FX filter that you fire-and-forget. After tweaking some settings and applying to a bitmap image you can have a bit of fun by pruning or poking vertices into the flat mesh with some creative interaction. You can even play around with some of opacity settings that actually retain transparency when imported into IllustratorCS and Inkscape as vector outputted PDF. Exporting it to a Wavefront|OBJ file, one can import it into Maya, Modo, and Photoshop as flat 3D plane with an interesting topological mesh in the shape of it's 2D representation. However, there's no MTL or Color Vertex support as of v1.4--–hence no color information as a 3D mesh. But, still very nice as a tool for that appropriate project or just a tool to help you break from standard shape and color altering filter and can and go as far as you are willing to take it influencing one's work. Also it's very generous of the SW author to offer this un-crippled filter-app for free. I look forward to following what algorithms you explore in future projects.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
5/5
Version 1.4
Review by JoshNamdar

Great App - Amazing app I was just hoping for a zoom in and out functionality .. that will be very usefull !

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
3/5
Version 1.4
Review by Jesse Bilsten

Crashes when accessing menu - Current version crashes in OS X 10.8.2 when the user tries to access the 'DMesh' menu to load an image. You can still drag/drop an image into the application and edit it that way, however I haven't been able to successfully save it out. Would be 5 stars if the application was usable in it's current state.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
5/5
Version 1.4
Review by anthony.harrison

Good - I like your app a lot! It would be awesome to have a zoom feature to place points easier on larger images. Possibly also a way to scale down larger images so they don't have to be resized before import. I don't really see the advantage to getting the Pro version? I'd get it if it offered more features. Thanks for the app!!

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
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