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Ideation Wk2 Name: Tan Yee Ann Student No: 573608

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I decided to choose the leaf as my object for analysis. I started of by experimented with the original form by creating an extruded form of the pattern. I then decided to pick a singular unit. I tried “copying� (repeating) the basic shape and stacking them together. I tried rotating each layer by abit. (inspired by the twisting towers in dubai)

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I also tried to stack blocks of similar from while having an indentation between the layers. I was dissatisified with the visual outcome as it did not create much shadow or higlights when exposed to a light source.

I re-looked at my initial design and decided to experiment with the design. I took the mid-stage design and explored different possibilities with it. I change the form from a pentagonal to a hexagonal base unit for this modeling attempt. I then broke down the outer walls and sheared the connecting partion within the cell.

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I then explored another interpretataion of my design. I picked out the few designs I saw prospect in and worked on them.

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I also modelled this design as a practice and to see how it can turn out.

This is the final design that I decide to model in Rhino

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Rhino Rendering I tried out different forms that I have created with my paper models. I tweeked them slightly and improved on the in the software where the restrictions of human limitations cannot reach. Things like calibrating the exactness of how the planes turn. Although it can be done manually but to calculate them it would be too tedious. I am really facinated by what this software can do. This is the sample of my 1st attempt in creating a exact replica of the paper model. I then decided to redo it and add some new features.

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I started of with the basic pattern. I then drew on the software using pictureframe function and tracing in the design. I seperated the components in to layers to organise my work.

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After which I used a recipe to create my design in rhino. Layer 1: Base design Layer 2: 1.The section of the base design is raised by 3 cm 2.This layer would scale (Scale2D) by scale factor of 1.25 3.Next the layer would rotate anti-clockwise by an angle of 10 degrees Layer 3: 4.The first layer is duplicated and translated up by 6cm(2x the distance between layer 1 and layer 2) 5. This layer is not scaled. 6.This layer then would rotate anti-clockwise by 20 degrees. (change of 10 degrees from the second layer)t

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7. Next the contours lines (layers) would be lofted. 8.This is then repeated for all the components of the base design. 9.The only exception is the central core it is raise a total of 7 cm (3+4).

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This is the rendering for my other design that I have constructed with paper. The recpie for this is similar in concept. 1.start with the base unit (leave cell shape) 2.extrude the layer by 2 cm 3.raised a smaller unit scaled by scale factor 0.9 and translated 0.25cm upwards. 4.duplicate the layer and traslate it up by 0.25cm and rotate it in the anti-clockwise direction by 10 degrees. 5.then duplicate the layer and translate it upwards by 0.25cm and scale it back to the base size. using scale factor (1/0.9) 6. repeat step 1-5 another 2 times.h

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Here are the 2 designs I created with Rhino Software.

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These are some of my other experimentation with my design.

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Response to readings In the readings I learnt that with 3-D modeling we enter a different dimention giving us much more freedom to inspire and conceptualise. Under different conditions we achieve different natural patterns. Likewise under different actions that we impose on the design the object changes (doing this under thaeconsideration of the recpies boundaries). This reading reiterates the previous readings to explaining the different ways pattern is derived naturally. This allows us to evaluate them so that we can generate our own unique designs. This reading also informs us how some pattern may seem random but maybe a result of afew functions working simultanously. The passage also identifies certain types of patterns, like grandular, branching and replusion and attraction. During tutorial I saw how my peers developed their ideas. From the practial crafting session methods to generate 3-D variations of my original design. I learnt the importance of the recpie and how it relates to the “programming� of my design in rhino. The recpie guides the attribute to my design. From the final discussion I learnt afew tips how to generate 3-D models with rhino. I leart the impacts the 4 simple functions could do to alter the design. 1. Being the Move function 2. Copy function. 3. Scale 4. Rotation. I also learnt that when we include a digonal aspect to the design it creates a different effect. Cutting or extruding objects at an angle creates too another effect. →Described the formation process behind your found pattern? Are they specific moment of the transformation from your found pattern that you can emulate or stimulate in your emerging form model? Refer to highlighted comments in the text. The formation of my design is based on the simplification of one of my natural pattern I explored. Between the 2 I picked the leaf veins. I took one of my patterns at a mid-way development stage and decided to work on from there. In the design I decided to play with the different patterns I generated. I decided to have a radial pattern while following the tesslation of the pentagon as the base unit. The central core has been segmented further compared to the periferal area of the design. This is to give it a degree of complexity. It also provides a virtual effect where it grows brighter as it reaches the edges due shallower depth. The visual effect created is balance between the shadows it will cast the object and the object when it is illuminated. In the ideation stage 1 I was tring to create a 3-D effect of each basic unit.(the pentagon) hence in my 3-D model I extruded the units. The extrusion enables me to work on an additional plane. The software helps the process where manual calculations of angles are too tedious. Page 15


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