I have been working a little bit more with high genus models and making some eplorations of the aplications they may have as asthetic objects , here an example of a table lamp. Im thinking in making a collection of houseware using this kind of forms.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
TopMod3d is a free, open source, portable, platform independent topological mesh modeling system that allows users to create high genus 2-manifold meshes.
During the past days i have been trying out this software an developed some models wich you can see in the images above as you can see you can achieve very nice results for topological mesh models using this software another advantage its that you can export your models to other plataforms like rhino or 3dmax also you can make an .stl file so you can print your models on an RP machine.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Differential geometry is a mathematical discipline that uses the methods of differential and integral calculus to study problems in geometry. The theory of plane and space curves and of surfaces in the three-dimensional Euclidean space formed the basis for its initial development in the eighteenth and nineteenth century. Since the late nineteenth century, differential geometry has grown into a field concerned more generally with geometric structures on differentiable manifolds. It is closely related with differential topology and with the geometric aspects of the theory of differential equations.
Enneper surface :In mathematics, in the fields of differential geometry and algebraic geometry, the Enneper surface is a surface that can be described parametrically by:
x= u(1-u2 / 3 + v3) /3
It was introduced by Alfred Enneper in connection with minimal surface theory
Mathematica 6 enneper suface original code
Mathematica 6 prametrically modified surface
Exported geometry to rhino
First render sketch more to come . . .
In an attemp of doing design in a more rationalized way I am currenttly exploring form using diferential geometry I´ve noticed that many architects use this matematical discipline to develop their projects, thing that doesnt happens to often in design , thats why i decided to get into this fourtunately for me there are some softwares like Mathematica 6 and Rhino math plug-in that help people to develop complex surfaces once you have a basic undertanding of parametric functions.
The goal of this project was to explore different surface ecuations by changing their parametric values to develop forms wich may be used in the design of a functional object.
The result was the Enneper stool by using the enneper surface ecuations and exploring different parametric values i develop a form wich can be used as an stool , achieving a functional object with a very interesting ahestetic. There is some more work to do finish compltely this project wich i hope to finish and post soon.
Recently i have started playing with rhinoscript its amaizing what some people can achieve using this developer tool for rhino. I have only done some simple testings using some voronoi scripts i have to learn and practice more to achieve meaningful results.I would like to thank all the people who takes the time to upload their scripts and publish documents so people like me can learn from them.
Some weeks ago i was asked to make the graphic information of a church remodelation this project also includes an animation wich will be posted later. The remodelation project cosists in the remodelation of several parts of the cruch a well as the creation of new ones like an auditorium and classrooms for differnt uses here are some renders used for the presentation document.
Monday, February 4, 2008
This semester im taking photography classes wich i am finding very interesting , so i put myself to look up for some photos i took during a trip to london, im very very far from being a profesional photographer but i hope you like them.
Here are some modeling excescises i´ve done for practice purposes , i like to experiment with diferent modeling softwares as well as diverse modeling techniques for diferent design fields like automotive design , furniture, architecture etc...