Interaction design • webdevelopment • web art • photography

December 2009

Guide to Snowflakes [via]

April 2003

Revisiting the snowflake theme, in POV-Ray. Source file here.

A random path of large and small cylinders, evenly rotated around the y-axis six times and mirrored to form a symmetrical snowflake.

Trying out texture options, I stumbled upon normal { facets size 2 }, which turns the smooth cylinders into these neat crystal-like shapes; makes me want to reach into the monitor and grab the whole thing, spin it around, feel its weight...

Past snowflake inspired experiments:
- DHTML snowflake generator
- Java-based snowflake generator