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Topological Automata in Hyperbolic Tilings

Hierarchies of Spaces: Building From the Bottom Up One of the major challenges in building a system that can increase in complexity as it runs is figuring out how to transfer complex structures in a lower level space into simple … Continue reading

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TopoSynth: Incorporating Cosm

I’ve finally completed all of the basic topological operations for TopoSynth and am now moving on to treating the dynamics of the system.  This last rule involved figuring out how to connect two extended vertices together when they collide. For … Continue reading

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TopoSynth: Topological Structure

DLFL Background As I had mentioned in the last post, the topological inspiration for TopoSynth is derived from TopMod and particularly the doubly-linked face list (DLFL) data structure.  The DLFL makes it particularly straightforward to always maintain a 2-manifold mesh … Continue reading

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TopoSynth

Ever since I found out about the excellent Structure Synth program, I wondered what it would be like to apply the same concept to topological operations.  Structure Synth works by writing rules that describe a pattern of transformations.  The transformations … Continue reading

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Membranes and Meshes

As a first stab at implement some membrane-like structures, I’ve been working off of a paper by Yifan Hu describing how to automatically lay out large graph structures using a spring-electric model.  The paperdescribes an adaptive method for simulating the … Continue reading

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