09/12 – 15/12

Looking at the HeMesh Library, I was trying to create similar image and object reproductive and replication systems as with the scanner I adapted into 3D space. This library is quite old and some of it doesn’t seem to function properly anymore which leads to it being really difficult to actually import 3D models into the environment. I want to focus more on some other libraries because of this which don’t have as many issues with their forums being unanswered for over 5 years.

Here you can see how I have implemented hemesh into the reactive shape environment which I created previously. This was really simple to combine and works better than the original due to the functions available through the HeMesh library. I want to look at more options within this environment but focusing on how I may begin to bring my own models into this space could provide really fascinating results, as the models brought it could provide more defined or rich visual reproductions. I enjoy this almost digital form which the original shapes begin to possess when processed through the code.

These are further experiments I did with the same piece of code, pushing the influence that the HeMesh plugin has upon the way the visuals work. I really enjoy the altered image and find that is is more interesting visually, appearing to differentiate between the colours more obviously in the way it evolves. However I want to keep the object within what feels like a solid form, tethering it within our understanding of reality in order to make it not only reproducible in its physical form, but also tangible in its own nature.

This iteration brings the work along much further, evolving what it looks like into a more contained flowing object, instead of a tangling of planes and vertices. I think these changes are great improvements and add to the visual generated. I want to look at taking several objects on screen at once in order to make the forms seem more like reproductive objects and less like a flowing energy even though this is an exiting concept in itself already.

Here I have printed out the model of the data visualisation I made to further realise it. I wanted to do this in order to somewhat complete that piece of work, and also because I think it has gained further relevance since that point, with me now looking at turning data into objects to a much greater extent. I also would like to further use the grand perspective program to produce other outputs visually, possible exploring more concepts similar to automatic drawing with runway using machine learning to facilitate the randomness.