Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Cubic pyramid

A nice pyramid of cubes was modeled and rendered by David Pearson (fpsurgeon). Each lower level of the pyramid consists of smaller cubes, which are four times more than above. So we see a simple but elegant fractal. This nice rendering was created as a further development of studing by author an open source program Structure Synth, which provides creating 3D structures from a set of user rules. One of preliminary studies you can see below.
Imagine if the top cube of the pyramid is too heavy, and the whole structure will collapse.

3 comments:

PS said...

hye
your fractal works are awesome...it gives a new outlook to see simple structures .
keep making these fractal designs.

Vlad Alexeev said...

Oh, I've just found these images on Flickr.
It would be better to say your warm words to the author.

Chris said...

I wonder what that would do if you based the numbers of PI? I doubt it would stand up but it could create quite a nice patern!?