Blob Farm


The blob in all its glory:

Twirl with your mouse

Experiments with making a rippled disk.

Click on the snapshot to download the blob's stl file. ../snapshots/blob10.png
Octave Code:
1; # Prevent Octave from thinking that this is a function
   # though one is defined here
  function w = f(x2,y2,z2,c,r,e) 
   x  = (x2-c(1))/r(1);
   y  = (y2-c(2))/r(2);
   z  = (z2-c(3))/r(3);
   zp = z - 0.002*sin(7*atan2(x,y)).*(x.^2+y.^2).^2.*z;
   # function at origin must be <0, and >0 far enough away.  w=0 defines the surface
   w = ((2*zp-2).^4+(0.2*x.*((zp*0.5).^2+1)).^2+(0.2*y.*((zp*0.5).^2+1)).^2);
   #w = x.^2+y.^2+z.^2-1.0;
   w = w- 0.75;

GNU Octave