“Aggregation: Complexity out of Simplicity”

  • ©Andy Lomas

  • ©Andy Lomas




    Aggregation: Complexity out of Simplicity



    This sketch presents a look at the creative processes and mathematical algorithms used to create the ‘Aggregation’ series of digital organic forms presented in the SIGGRAPH 2005 Art Gallery. The images explore how extremely complex structures reminiscent of plants and coral can emerge from simple rules for flow and deposition.1


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