Calculating signed distance fields #Math #Modeling
From the Almost Looks Like Work blog, signed distance fields (SDFs) is a fancy name for something very simple. An SDF is just a function which takes a position as an input, and outputs the distance from that position to the nearest part of a shape.
The question is, how are the individual SDFs combined to make a new, global SDF representing the joined object (the boolean union)?
Thinking about it for a second, we should first calculate the SDF for each circle individually – and . We should then return whichever circle edge is the closest, i.e.
This is cool, and there is a great list of SDFs for different primitive shapes listed here, but how do we actually draw the result of an SDF?
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