PAINTERLY V.R.

sketch visualization using < cave_painting >

This was an introductory assignment to Virtual Reality Design for Science, a co-taught course between RISD and Brown University.

 

ASSIGNMENT PROMPT

Find an instance in nature of the cause-and-effect interplay of natural force and form (this might involve patterns of growth, weather, animal locomotion etc.), and plan and execute a visualization based on your hypothesis and sketches that will show force and form together in such a way that the influence of the force on the form will be understandable, using the YURT painting and image-placement program CAVEPAINTING.

STUDIED FORCE AND FORM: CEPHALOPOD'S INK

Cephalopod ink is a dark pigment released into the water by most species of cephalopod, usually as an escape mechanism. The ink is released from the creature’s ink sack, often accompanied by a jet of water from the siphon to create a diffused, dark-colored cloud meant obscure the predator's view. The change in shape of the ink in water as a result of the complex fluid dynamics environment around it is both interesting as a constantly changing form as well as a visual representation of interacting forces. I also want to explore the potential of the playing with how to represent the intricate and organic form and forces of this action with the tools available in the Yurt.

SKETCHES


DOCUMENTATION

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