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the book of forbidden geometries
« on: March 24, 2022, 06:58:59 pm »
my totally badass title for my combination gamedev/relaxation colouring book, i don't stress out too much about wrong lines or wobbles because chill is more important in that process - i only titled it after the following image starting challenging my brain in ways i didn't like. it took four days of looking at it in different short sessions before the mounting feeling of discomfort and growing fear didn't quickly stress me a headache. and then it struck me that i was looking at the opposite of sacred geometry which makes complexity a calming canvas for infinite interpretations - it isn't symmetrical, tidy.. it didn't make me feel clever because it hinted at a pattern i couldn't quite see.. so no expected dopamine rush..  and just uncomfortable for my brain to deal with.


subliminal warning: do not look indirectly at image

i still haven't figured out the algorithm, though i figured out today, there must be an algorithm, but my suspicion is that the image stopped hurting my brain i only after new neural connections formed in response to it. which would mean my brain:
a) not only figured it out
b) isn't telling me the answer

« Last Edit: March 24, 2022, 08:21:40 pm by purpleXi »

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Re: the book of forbidden geometries
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2022, 11:25:59 pm »
So... Profane Geometry.  It sort of looks fractal, I have an idea what you were trying to do but that may or may not be right.  I'll put it on my list of things to do when I don't have anything else to do
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Re: the book of forbidden geometries
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2022, 11:38:35 pm »
oh sweet! collaboration would be awesome - i was thinking more forbidden as in forbidden fruit - sacred geometries are pleasing and symmetrical, they lull the mind and provide calmness, they are order in the guise of chaos, cheap parlour tricks - forbidden geometries provoke the mind and force it to take on a new imprint while the brain scrambles to find the pattern


slightly better shot, now with more lines!


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Re: the book of forbidden geometries
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2022, 02:55:42 pm »
"don't clap - no - you're just clapping yourselves"
-- Stewart Lee

my partner was wondering why i kept getting trapped in that page, suddenly snapping the book closed and then glaring at it suspiciously from a safe distance while muttering under my breath. so by way of explanation, i started drawing out the implied lines for her on another page. she loved it more :evilmad:


mass marketable sacred geometries are NyQuil for the soul
« Last Edit: March 27, 2022, 05:45:20 pm by purpleXi »

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Re: the book of forbidden geometries
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2022, 05:33:38 pm »


a symmetrical asymmetrical tiling mistake
makes a better colouring book
than game engine design document

so much for my physics without numbers
and my pixels without boring ass squares
just hand me fresh crayons

for i hunger for something not on the menu

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Re: the book of forbidden geometries
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2022, 06:20:11 pm »

i think i've cracked it, although now i want to make a boardgame
instead using the 21-point triangle as a tileable terrain template

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Re: the book of forbidden geometries
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2022, 01:08:16 pm »
suck it, squares - the future of pixels is hexagonal: https://spontificus.github.io/


finally got a working demo out of my crayon scribbles!


EDIT - maybe avoid that above link if using an older mobile device - webgl is hungry and when i tested it on my phone, it crashed the browser twice before my phone just turned itself off  :lulz:
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Re: the book of forbidden geometries
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2022, 11:43:38 am »
life very much getting in the way, but made some progress towards inverted signed distance fields this past week - play with it here: https://spontificus.github.io/bugs/p5/1/


not the hexagon i was looking for
« Last Edit: April 24, 2022, 11:49:00 am by lexi »