Chladni Pattern Inspired Surface
The Chladni plate, named after German acoustic scientist Ernst Chladni, is a metal plate with sprinkled sand on its surface to visualize the effects of sound vibrations. The patterns generated on this vibrating plate follows a certain formula, and in our project we recreated these patterns to produce a 2.5 dimensional surface. By adjusting the parameters, the shape of the surface alters in correlation to the variant input statistics.
Next, we created spheres at randomly selected vertices of the surface we obtained from the previous step. Such spheres resemble the sand grains that Chladni utilized to demonstrate the motions of vibrating plates. By experimenting with diverse shapes and assigning them with various colors, we aimed to visualize the outcome with stunning effects that transformed mathematical formulas to a marvelous feast for the eyes. Furthermore, by converting soundwaves into static geometries, the project bridges the transience of acoustic motions with the permanence of visual imageries.