Line artwork Spiral

I made some lasercut line artwork, the fun thing about this is the way it was drawn though so be sure to check out the video

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That’s lovely!
How did you construct the pattern?

Ok, I figured it out by looking at your inspiration video on your blog. However, when I try it in Illustrator and I draw the spiral lines with the pen tool, every time I click on another line it creates a point, thus ending the line which I have to then redraw as another, individual line!
So, basically, I can do it, but there is a lot of faff involved where I have to use single lines rather than a continuous line (like your laser draws).
Puzzled!

OK. Finally worked it out. You have to draw the lines short then stretch them to the other lines.
I can’t find any other way.

Sorry to bore everyone with my step by step problem - it’s the only way for me to work it out! :slight_smile:

Ta da…

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I loved seeing all your steps!! Half the fun of making is seeing how people figure it all out! :grin:

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I normally appall smoke marks, but it really works for this! Well done!

Yes, they shape the curves nicely.

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Fascinating! (And pretty!) Did you tell it to cut this way, or did the software make that decision? My vinyl cutter makes some very interesting choices about cut sequence sometimes.

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Each spiral is a single line so if the software is behaving at all nicely it will naturally select this path. All I did was separate the division lines from the spirals.

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How to draw curves using only straight lines…

This would make an infuriating puzzle. Haha

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Here are a few of my Line Art Drawings

the first two use the same inner core triangle.

Have to wait for my Glowforge to see how these turn out.

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How does one go about designing these? Lol.

Very cool! I love the combination of art and algorithm!

It’s literally the same as in the video, you draw a framework and then fill each section with a spiral.
I’m using inkscape so it was very easy to draw one continuous line for each spiral.

The link at @m_raynsford’s site shows a hand drawing process. It’s magic! This process demonstrates properties of emergent phenomena where simple rules generate complex things. http://imgur.com/GO22Mqr

The computer programming language Processing is a great resource for doing generative art with simple procedures to automatic the production. http://www.openprocessing.org/browse/?viewBy=tags&tag=generative%20art

And this one gets you started better. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ms_aim_VdBg
And one more edit: had to figure out what ASMR was. Glowforge leads me into some amazing adventures.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_sensory_meridian_response

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This is really really cool, and I am thinking that there may be a whole bunch of laptops with something along these lines (pun intended) on their lids in the second half of this year…

I ran across something called “quasiystals” recently. They are non-repeating patterns that LOOK like repeating patterns. I won’t pretend to understand the math but the results are beautiful.

And… for your glowforging pleasure I found an online quasicrystal pattern generator that makes SVG files!

http://berjon.com/quasi/

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wow thats pretty cool. I ended up playing it with for a while. It doesnt like big numbers though =).

A friend linked me to a similar site a few days ago thats also pretty fun to play with:
http://levskaya.github.io/eschersketch/

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