With the CubeSter Addon we can generate easily an abstract background. It does this by converting an image to blocks. The darker the color the lower the heights of the blocks. In this post I show you how the CubeSter addon works and how you can get such an abstract background as shown.
How the addon works and how you can get the above background is explained in the video. Below the text in short for those who don’t have access to the video or prefer to read it.
This time, the addon is in the T-panel, not the N-panel. Therefore we press T to open the T-panel and there we see the CubeSter Addon. Simply browse to a picture or texture on top of the addon. Here a short explanation of the settings that follows:
The vertices in the generated mesh are not merged. That means we can easily scale the individual blocks by pressing Alt+S in Edit Mode. We can also ad modifiers like Subsurf, Simple Deform, Bevel Etc.
In case you have more idea’s on how to use the addon, don’t hesitate to share it.
You can download the CubeSter addon on Github. Mind that you only need to install the CubeSter.py file and not the .Zip File. Ofcourse you can download the .zip file, but then you have to extract it first.
For more information about the CubeSter addon, check the CubeSter thread on blenderartists.
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