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Inside,Out!

Flip daily objects inside-out to create wildly deformed yet serendipitous transformation. 

 

By Rosalie Lin, Dabao Guo, Rhea Jiang

Advisor: Jose Luis 

The project starts with the question: how can we view daily objects through a different lens? One day when I was in the kitchen, the uniqueness of the pineapple’s texture captured my attention. I then start thinking about how we usually recognize certain food: is it by its texture, color, shape, exterior, or interior? Through this project, I would like to flip the people’s perception of viewing these common objects with these three processes: flip textures inside out, map a texture onto various geometry and exaggerate existing textures. By setting simple computational rules, ‘flipping’, we were able to create wildly different forms from everyday objects. The serendipitous outcomes, from human-like creatures to novel juice package design, inspire me to interpret our daily surroundings with computational tools.

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Flip Textures Inside Out

The first approach is to turn the pineapple inside out. The technique is to project every point of spiky texture onto its contour surface, and calculate the vector between them, while using that vector to ‘drag’ the texture into its interior. 

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Map Textures Onto Geometry

The second method is similar to the first one but flips the pineapple toward an outer arbitrary geometry, which could be a box, sphere or cylinder. Pineapple inherits roughly the geometry shape while retaining the spiky texture. A sub-approach is to place a geometry inside the pineapple's body and squeeze the pineapple into it. The result is completely different. The inner geometry remains its shape but maps the 2D pixel of pineapple’s texture as its skin.

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Still-Life Representation

By setting simple computational rules, ‘flipping’, we were able to create wildly different forms from everyday objects. The serendipitous outcomes, from human-like creatures to novel juice package design, inspired me to interpret our daily surroundings with computational tools.

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pineapple juice package design

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