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Interlinked Stars in Voroni + Video [message #17492] Thu, 09 September 2010 12:37 UTC Go to next message
avatar froland  is currently offline froland
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Hi!

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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0eS4Z2Mk7o

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Re: Interlinked Stars in Voroni + Video [message #17505 is a reply to message #17492 ] Thu, 09 September 2010 20:06 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Whystler  is currently offline Whystler
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Very nicely intricate! Now what exactly is a voroni?

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Re: Interlinked Stars in Voroni + Video [message #17508 is a reply to message #17492 ] Thu, 09 September 2010 20:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Drawn-SteelHero  is currently offline Drawn-SteelHero
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I assume it refers to a Voronoi diagram.

I particularly like the Runner myself.

Andy
Re: Interlinked Stars in Voroni + Video [message #17569 is a reply to message #17508 ] Sat, 11 September 2010 10:34 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar bitstoatoms  is currently offline bitstoatoms
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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.
Cheers!

[Updated on: Tue, 14 September 2010 15:46 UTC] by Moderator


Duann Scott

Re: Interlinked Stars in Voroni + Video [message #17648 is a reply to message #17492 ] Mon, 13 September 2010 16:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar lensman  is currently offline lensman
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I could never get TopMod to make exactly the shape I wanted. Useful for playing around with and coming up with random shapes though. Obviously you don't have that problem. Smile

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Re: Interlinked Stars in Voroni + Video [message #17691 is a reply to message #17569 ] Tue, 14 September 2010 12:03 UTC Go to previous message
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Weird! Thanks for reporting, I'll ask our team to look into this.

Cheers,

Bart


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