[NetBehaviour] requiems and 4d crumpled objects

Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Sun Nov 21 08:11:20 CET 2010

On Sat, 20 Nov 2010, dave miller wrote:

> hi alan
> these are great - I especially like the crumpled objects, really
> interesting - 4space2.png is my favourite. How do you make these? Do
> you code them?
Just the equations; the program is called K3dSurf and you can download it 
for Ubuntu linux. There was something similar, smaller and rougher, but 
more sophisticated for the Sharp Zaurus, which was a linux pda, but more 
of a computer (you could program on it for example, in a terminal window). 
In the earlier one, you could program through any n-dimensions and take 
slices. You might be able to in K3dS - I've just started working with it.

> Are some of these screen grabs from second life? In escaped5.png - I
> really like the tree trunks. I've never tried second life, but are you
> using it to make images/ stills?
They're not tree trunks - they're moving particles - everything is in 
turmoil as if boiling. The images are from Second Life; I've been putting 
up videos as well. An avatar can sit on any one of the 'objects' on the 
ground - which then begins to move, jerkily, and permanently leaves the 

Thanks for your comments! - Alan

> cheers, dave
> On 20 November 2010 00:37, Alan Sondheim <sondheim at panix.com> wrote:
>> requiems and 4d crumpled objects
>> http://www.alansondheim.org/requiem.mp3 for odyssey in second life
>> http://www.alansondheim.org/escaped1.png continued flight of objects
>> http://www.alansondheim.org/escaped2.png after the fact, while talking
>> http://www.alansondheim.org/escaped3.png to Garrett Lynch, trajectory
>> http://www.alansondheim.org/escaped4.png towards odyssey and beyond
>> http://www.alansondheim.org/escaped5.png from east of odyssey
>> http://www.alansondheim.org/4space1.png 2d images of 3d slices of 4d
>> http://www.alansondheim.org/4space2.png crumpled objects
>> http://www.alansondheim.org/4space3.png
>> http://www.alansondheim.org/4space4.png
>> http://www.alansondheim.org/4space5.png
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