3D Print Strobe Art

Discussion in 'Hobby Engineering' started by boneburner, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. boneburner

    boneburner Member

    Sep 17, 2009
    Like it says on the tin, John Edmark designed 3d prints that animate when spun under strobe lighting. My brain hurts trying to work out how he figured this all out - but I guess that's why he's a Stanford professor and I'm a scruffy little window licker :lol:

    "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).* Each bloom’s particular form and behavior is determined by a unique parametric seed I call a phi-nome (/fī nōm/)." - John Edmark

    To learn how blooms are made visit: instructables.com/id/Blooming-Zoetrope-Sculptures/
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2019
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  2. /invariance\

    /invariance\ Member

    May 23, 2012

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