Having fun while investigating
by Francesc Salla | Feb 28, 2014 | Articles
Animated Bézier Curves
Feeling overwhelmed by your architectural projects? Forget the drawings, Rhino, BIM and the calculations for a while, but don’t drop the mouse. You are going to need it.
We invite you to take a few minutes to try the captivating work of Jason Davies, a specialist in data visualization. Don’t feel guilty of wasting your time, this is not a pastime, but a way of investigating the possibilities of geometry, which is so necessary in your work. Isn’t it?
We specially like the animation showing how parametric Bézier curves are constructed. Just play around with your mouse. Geometric investigation has never been more fun!
Do you want to see how a polygon turns into an ellipse? You can choose the number of vertices or randomize them.
When you create a project, you let your imagination flow from an idea to another, generating a complex system. Here’s an animation that will remind you of this process. Don’t you find it relaxing?
And finally, a geometric challenge. It’s called “Planarity” and you must find a way to untangle the graph. Choose the number of vertices and each of your movements will be recorded. No architect or engineer should miss this challenge.
After spending some time in improving your skills in parametric design and geometry, you will get back to work with another perspective on your project.
Shall we try?
(Article by M.A. Núñez)