Peter Jansen


Sls print, polyamide, 10cm X 10cm X 6.5cm, 2007.

This equation was used by Michael Field and Martin Golubitsky to demonstrate how Chaos could yield symmetry. This attractor is an example of a two dimensional attractor converted to a three dimensional one; values of z are not used for x and y calculations.
6 parameters : Degree, Alpha, Beta, Lambda, Gamma and Omega
(from: Chaoscope)



Sls print polyamide, 10cm X 10cm X 5.5cm, 2007.

This is a print of a strange attractor, type Icon, degree 8



"Sortie de Secours"
(Nicolas Desprez)

Sls print, polyamide, 10cm X 10cm X 6cm, 2007.

This is a print of a strange attractor, type Unravel The only equation created for Chaoscope. The idea was to have an attractor from which the orbit couldn't escape, regardless of its parameters, without using trigonometric functions (like Pickover does) thus achieving a relatively good rendering speed. The first attempt was to use a polynomial-like equation, and limit the volume the orbit could evolve into to a unit cube. Each time the orbit was leaving the cube space it would reappear near the opposite face, inside the cube. The best result obtained was remotely looking like a Menger Sponge. Later, the cube was replaced by a sphere of radius R and the equation was simplified. The best looking attractors are found setting R to a negative value, which makes no sense considering the concept behind the equation, leaving the author puzzled.
6 parameters : A, E, U, L, N, V and R
(from: Chaoscope)



Sls print, polyamide, 10cm X 10cm X 5cm, 2007.

This is a print of a strange attractor, type Icon, degree 21


Peter Jansen, Nijmegen, Netherlands
 Freelance artist.

"As an artist nowadays the computer is my main instrument in making sculptures. I was strangely attracted to the beautiful renderings with Chaoscope of 3d strange attractors.
When I read on the forum it wouldn't be possible to make them as real life forms I got enormously triggered.
So after a lot of exercising it was possible at the end to make almost perfect meshes from the pointcloud data that Chaoscope with the help of Nicolas Desprez, can produce.
After that I could make solids out of it and repair the .stl files so they could be printed in polyamide (sls). In the very near future I hope to be able to cast them in bronze."