Update 3 on our work for the BM festival

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So that’s it we have finished the parametric models for Shipwreck and Fractal Cult and that’s how they look:

Shipwreck's parametric model on Grasshopper by Chris Ingram and Arthur Mamou-Mani
Shipwreck’s parametric model on Grasshopper by Chris Ingram and Arthur Mamou-Mani
Fractal Cult's parametric model on Grasshopper by Dan Dodds
Fractal Cult’s parametric model Grasshopper by Dan Dodds

So what do these weird drawings produce? Well have a look at the shipwreck – All of it can vary, from the amount of ribs to their depth – Last thing to do: unfold everything for fabrication.

Shipwreck's 3D model Close-up
Shipwreck’s 3D model Close-up
Shipwreck's 3D model Close-up
Shipwreck’s 3D model Close-up
Shipwreck's 3D model Back View
Shipwreck’s 3D model Back View
Shipwreck's 3D model Back View
Shipwreck’s 3D model Back View
Shipwreck's 3D model Side View
Shipwreck’s 3D model Side View
Shipwreck's 3D model Front View
Shipwreck’s 3D model Front View

And here is the Fractal Cult –

130627 Fractal Cult with thickness and bolt holes - internal
Interior View with the location of the bolts
130627 Fractal Cult with thickness and bolt holes x3
Different versions with different hinges
130627 Fractal Cult with thickness and bolt holes
Plan View with bolts

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A Drawing Machine that Records the Chaos of Pinball

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Just like in the pendulum-based drawing machine by Eske Rex or in the art of Tim Knowles who attaches writing implements to trees, in this latest project titled STYN by Netherlands-based graduate student Sam van Doorn the seemingly random lines of chaos (or maybe just physics) are rendered visible using ink or pencil. Using modified parts from an old pinball machine van Doorn created a one-of-a-kind drawing device that utilizes standard flippers to control a ink-covered sphere that moves across a temporary poster placed on the game surface. He suggets that skill then becomes a factor, as the better you are at pinball the more complex the drawing becomes.

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(via ThisIsCollosal)

RGB POINT 3D SCANNING

http://www.scanlabprojects.co.uk/latest/bartlett-summer-show-2010-plan_section_elevation.html

This is a set of drawings and animations created of the Bartlett Summer Show in 2010. A 3D scanner is used which scans a 360 degree space, but instead of generating meshes or surfaces it creates a cloud of RGB points, meaning the space is in a way 3 dimensionally photographed and digitised.

By creating multiple scans and combining them, a virtual flythrough of the space is created, along with a series of fascinating drawings. They have also scanned projects in woods and other locations. Very cool.