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SimpSymm – Procedural Modeling Algorithm for 3D Printing

Christoph Bader & Dominik Kolb are currently working on an algorithm as an application that produces procedural sculptures ready for . The software, SimpSymm, currently designed for the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 tablet, allows for the creation of complex symmetrical shapes using a set of pre-defined criteria. The software transforms simple input geometry into complex geometry through a series of procedural “generations”. Each generation can be controlled using a set of parameters such as rotation and offset. The output includes a consistent and clean topology of objects including a closed 2-manifold geometry ready for 3D printing. See video below:

The output generated by SimpSymm already resembles some of the other 3D printed artwork out there.  When made available to the public, SimpSymm will make it possible for anyone to become an artist.  One can easily imagine the program taken a step further and set to “autopilot”, in which the shapes could be generated entirely at random by the software itself.  Bader and Kolb have performed similar experiments with a program called QUADDEL, which generates coral-like structures through an automatic growth process.  See below:


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Source: creativeapplications.net

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