Trying to replicate some mograph feature

Hello everyone,

currently I’m digging a little into motion graphics in Blender and found an old thread where a video showing features of the mograph module for C4D was posted:

I tried to replicate the “DiTools Tesselate”-Effect shown in the second video.

The displacement is controlled by a vertex group and a procedural texture (which I animated for demonstration purposes):

The second effect shown (“Mograph Cloner”) should be possible in Blender 2.5 once particle mapping is back.