|Interlinked Stars in Voroni + Video [message #17492] Thu, 09 September 2010 12:37 UTC
Interlinked stars arrived! It's an interlinked stars sphere made with Topmod and then covered with a double layer of Voroni. That saves material and makes the ball extremely flexible. It can easily be squished. Haven't tried it to the break point yet.
Unfortunatelly, I printed it slightly too small, so some links didn't come out that well, but overall structure is fine.
Also, I played around a bit with video cutting and made this small clip of voroniRunner and neuroDodec:
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|Re: Interlinked Stars in Voroni + Video [message #17569 is a reply to message #17508 ] Sat, 11 September 2010 10:34 UTC
Thanks, Whystler. Yes, it does refer to a Voroni diagramm.|
Basically, the Voroni diagramm consists of lines that seperate e.g. two points exactly in the middle. I think this interactive 2D applet demonstrates the idea quite nicely.
For the interlinked stars, I use random points on the 3D surface from which the structure is then generated.
Andy, thanks. I'm actually thinking about making a version of the voroniRunner with more balls inside the Voroni cage for an enhanced "rainstick" effect.
Also, I'll try to make a lamp out of the interlinked stars. I'll let you know how it looks.
Glad you guys liked it.
[Updated on: Tue, 14 September 2010 15:46 UTC] by Moderator