Shape Computation Lab

Modifying a Regular Ice-Ray

Heather Ligler


This video continues the Ice-ray Tiling study to explore the periodic and regular structure of ornamental designs. Here, rather than designing and replacing the complete motif of each labeled tile, the designer creates a new shape rule from selected parts of the tile. This new unlabeled shape rule is applied in a parallel fashion to the complete design to produce a new design changing dramatically its visual articulation from a curvilinear one to a rectilinear one.