A collection of experiments using fancy shmancy code
Lily pad is an experiment that explores paper folding inspired by the form of a lily pad floating on top of water. A while back, I was looking at some pendant lamps and came across these really beautiful ones on Esty from Nellianna. I was really interested in the paper folded pattern from the shade and spent some time creating it from scratch. (As an aside, designer lamps are a great source of inspiration for algorithmic art forms) I figured the flat facets of paper translated easily to the 3d world… or so I thought. I jumped directly to code, manipulating particles that represented each corner of the lamp.