Wednesday, September 24, 2008
sorry for the hiatus in posting this summer but between the beautiful weather, being busy at the office, and spending time with my 21 month-old daughter i just couldn't find time to post anything new. but alas with the warm summer days gone and vacations nearly forgotten i will be focusing back onto production mode.
above are some images of my interpretation of 'RCP' (random close packing) on a surface. essentially a educlidean grid was generated on the surface,randomly rotated curves were plotted relative to the surface normals and used as paths to extrude variable curve profiles plotted on the surface. a random color range was applied to each surface relative to its z-coordinates.
random close packing (RCP) is an empirical parameter used to characterize the maximum volume fraction of solid objects obtained when they are packed randomly. --Wikipedia