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Chan Yik Chung Leo

598099 Semester 1, 2013 Group 7 Virtual Environments

Pattern Sunflower

The floret pattern is spiral, or Fibonacci spiral. It occured natually but the pattern is really beautiful. The spirals are all perfectly arranged, according to mathematical rules.

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Analytical Drawing

Rotary reflection symmetry



1. A Spiral 2. Draw the spiral from the centre 3. Rotate about 10 degrees and draw the spiral again until it did a cycle 4. Mirror the spiral and draw it again around the centre

1. Draw diagonal lines 2. Mark when the line cuts the spiral pattern 3. Connect the marking with the next outer mark. 4. Continue for all dots.

1. Base shape: Rhombus 2. Look for the spiral in the pattern 3. Draw the Rhombus along the spirals, from outside to inside, with decrasing size

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Rhinoceros 3D Random objects in different viewpoints

Trying to make an aeroplane...

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This lecture slides contains many images. Many of the images are pictures that we don’t see in real life, e.g. the paths of cars at a junction. These are the virtual scenes need to be specially created to visualise them. The visualisation of virtual scenes gives us another way to look at the world around us. It somehow includes one more element than normal photos. The paths at a junction included time, so it shows what happens over time, which could not be shown in normal photos. What I have learnt in this week is that if we want to see the world in another way, we can try to remove some elements, and include some other. And this is what we are doing in the analytical drawing. Analytical drawing is about showing the parts that we want and hiding the parts we don’t want, and thus being specific for analytical. The Poling reading is about analytical drawing. Clark suggested analytical drawing should be as simple as possible, and showing only the element being analysed. Using only lines and simple shapes to describe the drawing effectively. Analytical drawing can also show some hidden relationship between elements, which are not shown in photos, but could be revealed in analytical drawing. The reading about Tooling is about techniques of drawing. To be more specific, it is about pattern. There are rules that makes a pattern, and this reading was describing some simple rules that makes pattern. I think a nice need not very colourful or complex, but it must strictly follows the rule. Even if one small part of the pattern goes wrong, the whole pattern would be damaged.

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