Hello TD Community,
This is my first forum post here so let me know if I am doing something wrong.
I am working on a project of modeling realistic waves (the solution to the wave equation with different formats). I solve the equations using Mathematica (for its numeric analysis capabilities), export a text file which I format using Python in Jupyter Notebook. Once I have a formatted .txt file for height data and a separate .txt file with RGB data, I import them into TD and use them to instance spheres. The wave height and colors then follow the song by iterating through the timesteps based with a speedCHOP affected by the lows, mids, and highs of the audio.
I am running into performance issues, and I do not think I have an efficient technique for doing this. I am wondering if there is another technique to implement instead of instancing spheres for each x,y data point. How should I proceed with optimization?
Attached is a .toe for reference to my current setup, but the data files for it and the movie file of the result are too large to include (75MB) sorry.
Waves.27.toe (568.3 KB)