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What I learned of Structure Synth for now
As part of my "learnstuff" project, reporting my Structure Synth experiences. Please don´t follow this as a tutorial since I am still a complete Structure Synth dummy :dummy:
My study was inspired by amazing works by Pasternak

STEP 1: Basic tutorial
A short tutorial explaining the basics of the software, such as shapes, rules and transformations. At this point, I was able to create a nice little box. Even 3 boxes :la:
//Creates a huge grey box to work as base for the fractal.
//Not really needed but whatever :dummy:
{z -0.1 s 5 5 0.1 color grey}box
//those 2 commands create the small red boxes
{x 0.25 y 0.25 s 0.48 0.48 0.1}box
{x -0.25 y 0.25 s 0.48 0.48 0.1}box

Here they are =D

STEP 2: Creating rules
While the boxes are pretty neat and I was very
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Learning Structure Synth
A bit more of my Structure Synth learning progress.
Step 6: L-Systems

A quick math break:
This is basically what Structure Synth does. Many fractal things can be described using L-systems, so it is a great source of ideas.
As a quick practice, I implemented the Koch Curve, with small edits.

#define sc 0.33333333
rule r1 md 10{
{x -1 y 0 s sc} r1
{x -0.5 y 0.5 rz 90 s sc} r1
{x 0 y 1 s  sc} r1
{x 0.5 y 0.5 rz -90 s  sc } r1
{x 1 y 0 s  sc} r1
base }
rule base {{ s 3 0.1 0.3}box}
Here, i used #define to set a scale, so I don't need to type 0.33333... every time I scale down. Just by playing with scales and setting different scales for each dimension, I got a bunch of cool variants, such as:

Or, lets sa
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Building a tower in Structure Synth
Just some previews I rendered while I was making it =)
Preview 1

The very first tower version. Tried adding windows, but it looked like poo and so I moved on.

Preview 2

Changed the base to be 3x3 and added some scaling down as the tower grows.

Preview 3

Now, there are 3 different wall types: a 4x4, a 3x3 and a 2x2. They interchange randomly (although here come pretty much in sequence). It was a major pain to implement, and I still feel smart for figuring it out.

Preview 4
The major change here is that now tower has both scaled down and scaled up levels, so, as it grows, it can get either thinner or wider. Also, added a bunch of small details.

Preview 4
Removed some of the details to make the generati
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Sinwave Sculpture with JS StructureSynth tutorial by kronpano Sinwave Sculpture with JS StructureSynth tutorial :iconkronpano:kronpano 13 7 Simplify by AHarre Simplify :iconaharre:AHarre 16 2 Complete Rahll Brushset by Rahll Complete Rahll Brushset :iconrahll:Rahll 5,394 224




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Keith Anderson
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I love all types of art, but most enjoy visionary paintings, fractal art, and other psychedelic art forms...personally I have just begun experimenting with Mandelbulb 3D and creating 3D fractals :)


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ciokkolata Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016
Many thanks for :+devwatch: and :+fav:s, Keith! :wave:
recycledrelatives Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
CharlieBrownAndSnoopy by recycledrelatives  
Thanks so much for viewing my work
and adding it to your favorites!
Mandelsage Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! =) (Smile) You are following my old account so thought I'd let you know that this is my new one. A fresh start, with only my best posted! ^^ And if you want to see everything I do, I post all on Tsu (.com/mandelsage)
nic022 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
Hello, thank you a lot for the watch  :)
recycledrelatives Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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LightBulbMoon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Serious thanks for the multiple faves! - Much appreciated!
batjorge Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Many thanks for all your faves Keith! Very appreciated always :iconarmstrongtighthugplz:
ciokkolata Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Many thanks for :+fav:s, Keith! :wave:
fraterchaos Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for adding me to your watch list!
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