3D Printed Textile


The initial inspiration for this textile was using fractals to guide the structure of the design. To begin, I printed the far left triangular shape which starts with a triangle and repeatedly splits the triangle into three triangle from the geometric center. Second from the left is a more organic fractal inspired by L-systems found in plants.  Then to hopefully increase the three dimensionality of the deign, the print furthest to right raised some of the branches at an angle. FullSizeRender-5.jpg

In order to turn the fractal into a textile that was composed of a base unit that could be repeated any desired amount of time, the shape of the firs iteration of the fractal was used to create a geometric base. The base was tiled and the branches of the fractal angled upwards. Increasing the number of iterations and thereby increasing the number of branches changes the texture of the textile.TextileFinalDrawing2.jpgFinalTextileDrawing1.jpgFullSizeRender-2.jpgFullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender-4.jpgFullSizeRender-1.jpgFullSizeRender-3.jpg


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