Growing into a crown

This experiment, on our side, has the goal of understanding fractal object as a way to obtain morphogenesis. Each generation translates, scales and doubles. How to make it really work with rotations? The best answer would be quaternions, but also rotation matrices would do.

The construction curves are showing how the growth path resembles patterns that are typical in
nature: similar to the one that biologist observe in corals and other sea life.

Download the source code: Rhino VBScript file crown.rvb.

“Option Explicit” is a series of scripts developed in collaboration with Ryoko Ikeda that deals with organic, abstract form and contemplates experiments that have been dealt with in aspects like geometry, light and shadows.

The intermediate goal is computationally explore shape creation, using the implementation of VBScripting that is offered inside Rhinoceros 4.0. The more far-seeing goal is to investigate algorithmic relationships among entities that usually surround us and re-establish their creative articulations, to simply allow us to deal with complexity.

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