Things aren’t always what they seem . . . or are they? Extreme closeups often obscure the full picture. Cloaked in mystery, this new video introduces a variety of objects and moments — found at MIT — that invite you to take a second look.
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Parametric Stars
In this Point Attractor tutorial, we will use a point to deform a star shape. First, we will use a base surface, divide it into rectangular panels and then study the basics behind the star pattern. We will use the point attractor to move the star points in their lines and change their shapes.
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Cairo Tessellation
In this Grasshopper Mesh+ tutorial, we will use the Cairo Tiling component to produce a Cairo Tessellation. First, we will use the component to model the base mesh and then we will use the Weaverbird Plugin to give the lines some thickness.
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Octahedron 3D Fretwork
Octahedron by Alex Fox an amazing woodworking 3D Fretwork, a scroll saw project. In this video you can see the making (Cutting, finishing and assembling) of a geometric plywood sculpture.
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Art Deco Shadow Box
Making of scroll saw fretwork ornament “Art Deco Shadow Box” of painted MDF 3 mm by Alex Fox
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Wavy Pattern
In this Rhino Grasshopper tutorial we will model a wavy pattern on a freeform surface. First we will model the base NURB surface and then we will make a planar surface which it's dimension is related to the surface. We will use Isotrim to make strips on the ground and start modeling the pattern. At [...] More → 
Voronoi Pattern Sunflower
In this Grasshopper tutorial, we produce a Voronoi Pattern based on Sunflower seed distribution. The technique we will use is the Maelstrom component to twist a series of straight lines so we’ll not use the actual Fibonacci sequence to produce the Voronoi cells but it’s a quick trick you can use to produce a pattern similar to it.
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Pyramid Point Attractor
In this attractor point grasshopper tutorial, we will model a series of pyramids which deform based on attractor point. First, we will model the base grid and then we will use a point to attract the tip of the pyramids towards the attractor.
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Smooth Weave Pattern
In this Rhino Grasshopper tutorial, we will use Mesh+ and Weaverbird to model a weaving pattern on a Nurbs surface. First, we will model a Surface in Rhino using Sweep1 and then we will use Mesh+ to model the pattern. Finally, we will use weaverbird to smooth the results and make the weaving pattern.
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Koch snowflake Fractal Pattern
In this Grasshopper tutorial, we will study the Koch snowflake Fractal Pattern and how we can model it from scratch. First, we study how the pattern is made and then we will use an equilateral triangle, explode it to its segments and make another equilateral triangle on the mid part of its edges.
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Hyperbola From Sticks
This film was made by Ashok Rupner TATA Trust: Make a wonderful HYPERBOLA from straight sticks! This work was supported by IUCAA and Tata Trust. In geometry, a hyperboloid of revolution, sometimes called circular hyperboloid, is a surface that may be generated by rotating a hyperbola around one of its principal axes.
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Buckling Induced Kirigami
This is a video by Ahmad Rafsanjani showing bucklingInduced Kirigami Physical Review. Kirigami is a variation of origami that includes cutting of the paper, rather than solely folding the paper as is the case with origami, but typically does not use glue.Typically, kirigami starts with a folded base,
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Mysteries of Minimal Surfaces
This is a video by Hojoo Lee showing complex analysis meets minimal surfaces. In mathematics, a minimal surface is a surface that locally minimizes its area. This is equivalent to having zero mean curvature.The term “minimal surface” is used because these surfaces originally arose as surfaces that minimized total surface area subject to some constraint.
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Radiolaria
Radiolaria lets you manipulate a web of connected cells to create a huge variety of biologicallyinspired patterns. Each object you create starts as a basic hexagonal mesh which you can change as much, or as little, as you want with a variety of tools.
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Simple Islamic Geometric Pattern
In this tutorial, we will model a simple Islamic geometric pattern by defining Concentric Circles and model the baselines. First, we will divide those circles and define the pattern of connection between the division points. Finally, by changing the circle’s radiuses, we can model a simple parametric Islamic geometric pattern in Grasshopper.
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Amazing Resonance Experiment
This experiment is the Chladni plate experiment. designer used a tone generator, a wave driver (speaker) and a metal plate attached to the speaker. First add sand to the plate then begin playing a tone.
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Clothes Grow With Kids
Petit Pli constructs the most advanced technical children’s clothing in the world. Petit Pli’s recycled, versatile & rainproof garments are embedded with a patent pending structure that allows them to grow bidirectionally to custom fit children from 9 months to 4 years of age.
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Geometric Pattern
In this grasshopper tutorial, we will model a parametric pattern by using Hexagons to produce stars. First, we will study the pattern and how it can be modeled parametrically and then we will make the hexagon grid, extract the corners and put the polygon on the points to make the pattern. We will also study a way of grouping the cells and extract the boundaries.
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Maelstrom Component
In this Grasshopper Tutorial, We will model an Optical illusion Pattern based on a Jonathan Harris Video. First, we will model the curves by simply making a polar array of lines and then deform them by using the Maelstrom Component in Grasshopper. Then we will use the Bezier Span curve tool to produce a span between the main curves and control the tangents.
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Truchet Tiles
In this video, we will model the Truchet tiles in Grasshopper. First, we will take a look at the tiles and how Truchet tiles work. Then we will use dispatch to produce two sets of square cells. We will simply draw arcs from the midpoint of the edges to form the pattern.
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Geometric Cake
In this tutorial, we will model the Dinara Kasko algorithmic cake in Grasshopper. First, we will start with a series of square cells and then by moving them up, scaling and rotating them, we will form the base curves. Then we will use the grasshopper attractor techniques to connect the scale factor to the attractor and finish the tutorial.
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Geometric Pattern #2
In this parametric Pattern tutorial, we will model an advanced pattern in Grasshopper. first, we will model a series of square cells and then by modeling a corner of the pattern’s curve, we will eventually use the polar array to finish the final pattern. By adding a point we will make the pattern react to the point attractor.
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Islamic Geometric Pattern
In this Rhino Grasshopper Tutorial, I will model an Islamic Geometric pattern and make it parametric by defining moving lines and making a polar array from the main Unit. First, we will study the pattern and how we can make it as easy as possible and then we will start modeling it in Grasshopper.
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