There are those popular structures we all know and love because they simply look fascinating from every angle – like the Sierpinski triangle, the Pythagoras tree or the Menger sponge.
Generative geometry is one more proof that math is beautiful no matter how basic.
Recently I stumbled upon a new pattern that is also phenomenally simple but produces rather complex shapes – the “Binary Kite”.
Strange attractors are fractals that emerge at certain, sensitive parameters within the three-or more dimensional phase space.
They are are researched since the early 70s and strongly related to the chaos theory as they allow to watch the transition from chaos to order/geometry.
Good things first: see the result and try the chaotic attractor finder!
Cinema 4D offers the function “create outline” to offset a spline as contour.
Sadly it is only accessible while editing a spline in pointmode- so it´s destructive.
Smart Outline offers the same functionality but is animateable, can exclude the sourcespline and works with all types of splineobjects.
Its available for R10 and higher – PC/MAC (supports 64bit) – …and it´s free!
Update: The new version 1.2 now also has an animateable chamfer- option