Spiral Nonagon

ART | 2012


Processing, ZCorp 3D Printer, ABS Plastic

A nonagon is a nine-sided polygon.

Spiral Nonagon is a 3d print designed in Processing. Meant as a study for a simple workflow between Processing and a 3d printer, this form was exported from Processing as a DXF, converted to STL in Sketchup and then cleaned up in MeshLab. The form itself is a study of a single primitive multiplied and translated using nested loops, taking on a more complex geometric form as a result.

The overall goal was not only to quickly produce tangible objects made in Processing, but to generate documentation for doing so that is approriate for beginners and intermediates.