Feather Study – PT I – Skeleton

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 | Building Things, feather study, images, Processing

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Finding more and more ‘educational’ ways to avoid filling in my tax return! Yesterday I started a study of feathers. As is my want at the moment i’m doing it in Processing and have learned lot’s already. 

The feather is built along a Bézier Curve (green). This forms the spine of the feather and is deformed by the two red control points. The spine is divided into equal lengths and a ‘barb’ projects out from each subdivision. The length and angle of the barbs create the different feather shapes. 

Leafcutter John x.

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2 Comments to Feather Study – PT I – Skeleton

Seelensack
May 1, 2009

Dear Leafcutter John – have a look on my flickr site “user seelensack” – I took a few closeup pictures of a feather (Common Wood Pigeon) with a scanning electron microscope. http://www.flickr.com/photos/28088928@N07

Leafcutter John
May 6, 2009

They look AMAZING! I’d love to get my hands on a SEM!

Thanks,

John.

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