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contacts sheets from a kinematic animation of a universal joint. these are experiments for a flipbook or kinetoscope.

kinematic animation of a universal joint. experiments for a flipbook or kinetoscope.

this is a 3D model from a lithograph in “Kinematics of Machinery: An Outline of a Theory of Machines” by [...]

there’s some very good truss, and other engineering, information under rational design on this site by j b calvert. [link [...]

an interesting paper and software on higher order geometry. relates back to some of the early classical plaster mathematical models. [...]

an amazing resource for tensegrity structures and much more. i really like the way this guy thinks. [link to kenneth [...]

the inimitable greg lynn on contemporary architecture. [link to ted talks]

a really great beginner article on why your meshes may not look rendered correctly. by stephen hollister of hydraulic design. .

using tensor diagrams to solve and represent geometric problems by jim blinn. i think it has a relationship to cubic [...]

there is some very well written and consice geometric information on the foundation sagrada familia site. i visited many years [...]

“researchers have been using dungeons and dragons dice to learn how to pack tetrahedrons. the record density has recently hit [...]

a super interesting article on unfolding from the cats at dioramax. read it along with polthier’s article on the topic. [...]

an uber informative article by one of the masters of the art of unfolding. [link to article]

a nice explanation of so-called freeform surfaces. [link to article]

rudy rucker’s page on kappautau space curves. should be of interest to the developable architecture crowd. [link to rucker]

these guys build cobra replicas in an old airplane manufacturing facility in poland. [link to kirkham motorsports]

check out maarten nettelbladt’s blog. he’s been doing very interesting work for a very long time. [link to omkrets]

a link to greg epps’ community building up around curved folding. bridging the gap between origami and development. also a [...]

check out this amazing kinematic work from a dutch artist. you know this thing only works 10% of the time [...]

fresnel’s wave surface from a classical mathematical model collection. original model collection on [picasa]

franz realeaux’s model of a universal joint. from an original collection of over 700 models.

organic form. i think i have to mention on growth and form here by d’arcy wentworth thompson.

we are currently seeking technical information regarding large scale construction using loft tools. kindly forward your technical loft documentation.

steven hollister has some great information on his site related to nurbs and reverse engineering. also check out his highly [...]

an image by charles babbage from the kinematic models design digital library (kmoddl) site. [link to kmoddl]

an image from franz reuleaux’s kinematics of machinery: outline of a theory of machines.

ducks and splines. we’re looking for images or information related to old-school full scale lofting such as in a sail [...]

an image of confocal quadrics from hilbert’s geomety and the imagination. solid book.

an image demonstrating the terms “synclastic” and “anti-clastic”. more illustrated definitions to follow.

an image from some work by my man richard morris. from his work on singularities.

an image from some classical mathematical model research. original model collection on [picasa]

good general information on computer modeling from a class at princeton. [link to article]

this one is a dense one – but – overreaching – like the giraffe straining to nibble the tender leaves [...]

nice generalist article form tu delft. lord knows we need some generalists. [link to article]

super intelligent and amusing description of sectioning a surface for fabrication. nice images of waffles. [link to article]

an important paper on gaspar monge by joel sakarovitch. sakarovitch, a longtime researcher into monge’s work, has effectively uncovered another [...]

a landmark paper by gauss. not many illustrations in there but here is a great one on the left. [link [...]

nice article by coolidge on gauss and his milieu. [link to paper]

a nice paper by herrera called las lineas de gaudi. this got in here because it has a cool catalonian [...]

this is franz reuleaux, the founder of modern machine design. like paul rudolph, he strode “like a brush cut colossus across [...]

a very nice paper on spatial cognition and parametric cad in architectural education by mark burry. wouldn’t be complete without [...]

very interesting article. if you’re into math you probably have to read this. [link to paper]

i think this is rad. i’d love to have heard the discussion – prior to this ostensible resolution – between [...]

a solar geometry drawing by le corbusier. from poeme de l’angle droit.

tri-reduction image from a computer science classroom text by piegl. [link to classwork]

an image from gaspar monge’s geometrie projective. founder of projective geometry, constructive geometry and quite a bit more. arguably it [...]

extremely interesting site. kinematic models for the design digital library hosted by cornell university. documents machine design though kinematics. contains [...]

a relatively rare article on class a surfacing from dassault. for the precision nurbs freaks. [link to download] [link to [...]