The painted with acrylics wood panel came first, which was then scanned and brought into houdini. The painting’s shape was used as an initial state for the differential Line Growth procedure. On each iteration the points are relaxed by distancing themselves from their neighbors. The whole line is also re-sampled on each iteration to continuously increase its definition. One of the frames from the process was exported as a vector file and burnt with a laser cutter on the 15x15cm wood panel. The total length of the line is approximately 12 meters.
The path of the laser cutter.
The painted with acrylics wood panel came first, which was then scanned and brought into houdini. Circles were scattered on the painted surface around on the brightest area. On an iterative process, the painting’s intensity determined by how much each individual point would be pushed towards it’s normal vector and allow the shapes to flow within the painting.
Reduced 3D model rendered with custom line shading algorithm in houdini, exported as vectors and laser etched on wood panel panted with acrylics.
3D model rendered in vectors and laser cut on a painted wood panel.
Laser Gabriel Pulecio