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Monthly Archives: February 2008

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and yes… I am aware of the spelling mistake….

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While Im inputting my MS guys I am leaving a lot of indicators, angle lines, points and contour lines so that all the work ive put into 3d-fying my MS can be also be seen when deployed on site (also good material that can be used for a very sexy diagram). The landscape is populated by the logic of the MS, but then, eventually, starts to deform the original logic into something that works with it. How to verifiy this? Putting these critters into a water tank and let the sediment flow!

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I am doing the catalogue variations of the rotations the components have to go through when they stack. The resulting terrace effect and the gaps, or lack of, is what Im diagramming now, then, BRUTALLY deployed in my voronoi cells.

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Guys, opinion, please… white or black???

The precast mould for the component serial mass production:

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3mm lasercut MDF

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Finally its happening…

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Serious mass production

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400x400x100m high density foam model with 1.5mm drill bit.

Media Studies’ Mudbox software works very good in sculpting branching patterns in high density foam models. Im polishing this guy ready to be machined. This is where the voronoi cell is sliced from, where the first site test of the catalogue will start to populate Abbots Hall Farm.

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Chosen voronoi cell for Model 4/5 (high density foam or stacked lasercut 2mm cardboard or acrylic), the test voronoi cell where the component proliferates (Model 5/5 STL model)

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After 16 weeks without a proper model (hence the new category Eco-Machines Models), things are starting to change…

2 400x500x50m high density foam models cut with 1,5mm drill bit.

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By inputting a branching pattern in the voronoi cell and avoiding overlapping, I had to jump into the 3rd dimension! The branching now widens as it has to distribute itself within the confinement of the voronoi cell, which in turns responds to the potential tracing of an erosion network that the netlogo is able to pick up. From the Paradigm Shift moment of the netlogo simulation as my ecomachine, that “colonises” the gradient (e.g. landscape), defining points of branching in the eroding trail, then with the voronoi logic tesselating these erosion nodes into defined regions and then, finally, distributing my branching networks in relation to the voronoi cells and specifying the density, direction and volumetrics by their engagement with the cell and other cells, finally, the catalogue becomes somwhat performative and responsive to an environment.

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For this year, two words: points and layers!

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But what is this?? These are branching that respond to sedimen trapping. The delaunay triangulation helps me get the areas of sediment trapping when the branching system starts to get complex. The widerning of the branching to avoid branches to cross each other reveals more trapping area of sediment. The overlapping branches however show a much intense surface area in cavities within the branching network. These two aspects (optimum surface area and redundant area) are things worthy of exploring. More on it on tomorrows tutorial…

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