Cables and torus knots

So it’s high time for another post. And while a raytrace of a reflective chrome torus hovering over a chessboard is tempting, how about a torus knot on glass?

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Think of this green torus as surrounding a meridian of another solid torus.

Then this torus knot will “interpolate” from one cable to another.

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You can make sense of “interpolate” homologically: OuterCable-InnerCable=TorusKnot.

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This was all quickly whipped up using Rhino. There’s bit of experimenting some of the materials of their Toucan rendering. The glass distorts stuff a bit too much sometimes. Below are a selection of more pics. Click on any to go to my Flickr and see yet more.

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~ by Ken Baker on July 14, 2009.

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