25 September 2009

Radiolarian vector deformation ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Inspired by natural structure like radiolaria i've worked on this grasshopper definition.
Via Wiki:"Radiolarians (also radiolaria) are amoeboid protozoa that produce intricate mineral skeletons, typically with a central capsule dividing the cell into inner and outer portions, called endoplasm and ectoplasm (...)"

The complex structure of radiolaria was treated as a two-dimensional representation with a hexagonal pattern. A point controls the deformation of individual cells that make structure through a transformation of vectors connecting the vertices of the single cell with the point. The deformation of the grid can be caused by an attraction or a repulsion generated by the controller point.