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Menegotto, José Luis
Fachada Cinética: aplicando aritmética modular para controlar padrões de movimento [Kinetic facade: applying modular arithmetic for controlling movement patterns]
SIGraDi 2012 [Proceedings of the 16th Iberoamerican Congress of Digital Graphics] Brasil - Fortaleza 13-16 November 2012, pp. 388-391
This article reports the experience of creating a support application for designing kinetic facades. The tool´s goal is the creation of a visual simulation system that permits full control over the movement of geometric patterns. In this case, we try to control the variation of polarized glasses used on architectural facades. The study presents a modeling technique of geometrical grids created and controlled by modular arithmetic operations. The programmed algorithm allows performing periodic geometric patterns. The research is aimed at formalizing a library of patterns and types of possible movements through ratings and an abstract symbolic representation.