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How does Joise work?

Joise works by chaining stand-alone mathematical functions together to create more complex and unique noise functions. These stand-alone functions are referred to as modules.

Chaining modules

Most modules accept one or more sources. Sources can either be a module or a double value.

ModuleBasisFunction basis = new ModuleBasisFunction();

ModuleAutoCorrect correct = new ModuleAutoCorrect();

ModuleScaleDomain scaleDomain = new ModuleScaleDomain();

Sampling chained modules

A module chain can be sampled in either two, three, four or six dimensions. Four and six dimensional noise is used for creating seamless two and three dimensional noise, respectively.

lastModuleInChain.get(x, y);
lastModuleInChain.get(x, y, z);
lastModuleInChain.get(x, y, z, w);
lastModuleInChain.get(x, y, z, w, u, v);

Exporting a module chain

Module chains can be converted to a ModuleMap by calling ModuleMap#getModuleMap() on the last module in the chain. Convert the module map back to a module again by calling ModuleChainBuilder#build(ModuleMap).

It is advised to first convert a module chain to a ModuleMap and then serialize the module map as opposed to serializing the module chain directly.

// convert to a ModuleMap
ModuleMap moduleMap = lastModuleInChain.getModuleMap();

// convert from a ModuleMap
Module module = new ModuleChainBuilder().build(moduleMap);

// sample the resulting chain
module.get(x, y, z);

Naming seeds

Seeds can be named by calling SeededModule#setSeedName(String). This is convenient if you want to load a module chain from an external format, and set seeds programatically.

ModuleBasisFunction basis = new ModuleBasisFunction();
ModuleMap moduleMap = basis.getModuleMap();

// ... save the module map to some external format ...

// ... load the module map back in later ...

Module module = new ModuleChainBuilder().build(loadedModuleMap);
module.setSeed("worldseed", 42);