[PD] Cymatics/Chladni figures simulation

Cesare Marilungo cesare at poeticstudios.com
Wed Mar 28 02:01:58 CEST 2007

Frank Barknecht wrote:
> Hallo,
> padawan12 hat gesagt: // padawan12 wrote:
>> Amazing idea for a project Carl.
>> The way I see it you have two routes.
>> 1) Do a full finite element physical model of a circular lamina
>> and measure the amplitude at many points on the surface. The sand
>> falls into minima nodes iirc .
>> 2) Cheat. Create the visuals by mapping the known standing
>> waves of various modes but missing out the "actually building
>> a physical model" part. 
> Actually approach 2) might be less cheating than approach 1) because
> with a finite element simulation, maybe made with msd, your grid
> topology may introduce unwanted distortions, especially with a
> circular membrane. Interesting question.
> Ciao
To me this whole idea seems rather difficult, if not impossible, to 
implement. We are talking about interactions happening at the atomic 
level of matter here.

And it would be far more interesting to sample real cymatic figures in 
the physical world and reuse them for synthesis or whatever.

Just my two cents.




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