Dendrite #2

by nervoussystem, published

Dendrite #2 by nervoussystem May 12, 2014

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This coral like form is the result of a simulation of dendritic
solidification, a type of crystal growth occurring in supercooled solutions of certain metal alloys.

You can see a video of the simulation running here:

This is our second attempt at making a dendritic sculpture appropriate for printing on a home 3d-printer. And I think it came out quite a bit better this time!

I've provided the piece in two sizes for printing, one is about 4 inches and the other 5 inches.


3d-printed in natural PLA on a makerbot replicator 1

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Whats so cool about this?

Very satisfying to look at. I shall print it as soon as I get my printer back.

Nice, but so old and just being featured now ?

What prevents limbs from different starting branches from intersecting? Does density necessarily decrease with height?

People that can represent awesome beauty with a formula.... scare me!
Impressive. :)

Fantastico! si possono inserire delle luci?

Man I love your work... just beautiful. I feel like the video could be turned into a great screen saver.
Would you be able to recommend any tutorials or guides for beginners to generative modeling? Software?