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The Pyramid

Published on 10 May 2010

If I were a Pharaoh this is what I would build.

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Over time the structure becomes a mountain.

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Tags: Fractals, Recursive, Structures   Last updated: 10 May 2010

19 Comments

  • Syntopia commented at 11 May 2010 at 14:32

    I guess your mechanical tree turned into a pyramid :-) Great structure!

  • dominic commented at 11 May 2010 at 19:24

    this is simply amazing!! very nice work (once again)

  • simon commented at 11 May 2010 at 20:04

    This could, no, should be a hotel. But would take an infinite time to construct!

  • nicoptere commented at 17 May 2010 at 09:54

    beautiful. how was it done? pixel bender ? the fog works pretty well :)

  • Tom Beddard commented at 17 May 2010 at 10:01

    Thanks. The images were rendered using a new fractal renderer I'm working on in Pixel Bender. I'll be releasing it once I'm happy with the final script.

  • Nik commented at 17 May 2010 at 14:43

    Awesome, would love to get my hands on this plugin! Just hope Adobe get Pixel Bender working for CS5 soon.

  • stream commented at 19 May 2010 at 15:33

    very nice structural concept

  • SMU Cox MBA commented at 26 May 2010 at 20:14

    I love your work. Really gorgeous stuff.

  • online resume commented at 11 June 2010 at 22:28

    oh, such an incredible architecture, thanks for sharing...really would want to build that stuff

  • MdC commented at 28 June 2010 at 21:45

    Would you build a broccoli?

  • demma commented at 4 July 2010 at 11:47

    Simply amazing... hope can test it soon!
    Congrats.

  • John Stainton commented at 12 July 2010 at 08:35

    Great render - I particularly like the rendering style - it has echos of Eschers quality of tone and line

  • ROTOR commented at 29 July 2010 at 12:49

    wow... hopefully it's gonna be released soon - I can't wait to use it! you're doing such a great work!

  • Ryan Findlay commented at 31 July 2010 at 20:08

    Wonderfully done. The depth looks rather astonishing.

  • Brandon M. Sergent commented at 3 August 2010 at 09:05

    Great work btw, reminds me of a menger sponge or a koch curve.

  • Gareth commented at 10 August 2010 at 10:14

    Hey Tom, is there any chance of getting a print of the second most complex pyramid image? It would look awesome as large print.

    Gareth

  • fpsurgeon commented at 21 August 2010 at 02:42

    The Sierpiński Trade Center, maybe?

  • Derek commented at 28 December 2010 at 11:41

    The Borg's new fleet!

  • Yolanda Bakker commented at 24 February 2011 at 01:35

    amazing. especially the third photo looks so realistic.
    looks so much like a big construction site or architecture.
    great

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