Artist Creates 3D-Printed ‘Blooms’ that Move Like Computer Animations

Published by , January 20, 2017 10:41 am

(Gizmodo) Artist John Edmark has created 3D printed objects that move like weird computer animations that move and grow and essentially come alive in a bizarre way.
Edmark explained, “Blooms are 3-D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. Unlike a 3D zoetrope, which animates a sequence of small changes to objects, a bloom animates as a single self-contained sculpture. The bloom’s animation effect is achieved by progressive rotations of the golden ratio, phi (ϕ), the same ratio that nature employs to generate the spiral patterns we see in pinecones and sunflowers. The rotational speed and strobe rate of the bloom are synchronized so that one flash occurs every time the bloom turns 137.5º (the angular version of phi).”

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