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Polly

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iconnumber posted 10-09-2012 10:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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A mathematically inclined friend sent me the link to this fantastic (imaginary) flatware setting. Enjoy!:

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LhoghoNurbs
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June 01, 2012, 09:00:47 PM

..... As for the details about the making of this picture, there is nothing extraordinary.

When I look at fractal images, almost all of them share four predominant characteristics:

    they are very colourful
    they show a gazillion of details
    they represent some pattern in an otherwise chaotic scene
    they are a result of some math formula or algorithm
So, because the guidelines for the contest asked for uniqueness, I decided to make the opposite - a fractal image that is not colourful, that pictures as few objects as possible with a complete lack of chaos ... and all this to be done manually.

So, here is the immediate answer to your questions. I did not use any 3D modelling software. I used a photograph of a real fork/spoon/knife. Then I spent 3 and a half days modifying it manually with GIMP. So, the fractal was painted, not drawn.

Again, thanks everyone. BTW I also want to have this set ...


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iconnumber posted 10-10-2012 11:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Your friend made very interesting and attractive flatware designs – thanks for showing them.

I looked at several websites that discussed fractal images and fractals. One started with this sentence: A fractal is a mathematical set that has a fractal dimension that usually exceeds its topological dimension and may fall between the integers.

I always enjoyed mathematics and in college, after I had taken all my required courses in mathematics, I thought it would be fun to take an advanced class that mathematics majors took. As I recall the first week was filled with concepts as above. I did not stick around for the second week and I think it was the only class I every dropped.

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 10-11-2012 01:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, my friend didn't make the flatware, he only happened across the link and sent it to me, knowing I love math and flatware. (I was a math major in college.)

Here's a little more about fractals:

  • <gone from the Internet> Welcome to Fractals Unleashed - library.thinkquest.org/26242/full/
  • Fractal Geometry

    Koch Fractal

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