Nexus Network Journal

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 253–285 | Cite as

Anamorphic Projection: Analogical/Digital Algorithms

  • Francesco Di Paola
  • Pietro Pedone
  • Laura Inzerillo
  • Cettina Santagati
Research

Abstract

The study presents the first results of a wider research project dealing with the theme of “anamorphosis”, a specific technique of geometric projection of a shape on a surface. Here we investigate how new digital techniques make it possible to simplify the anamorphic applications even in cases of projections on complex surfaces. After a short excursus of the most famous historical and contemporary applications, we propose several possible approaches for managing the geometry of anamorphic curves both in the field of descriptive geometry (by using interactive tools such as Cabrì and GeoGebra) and during the complex surfaces realization process, from concept design to manufacture, through CNC systems (by adopting generative procedural algorithms elaborated in Grasshopper).

Keywords

Anamorphosis Anamorphic technique Descriptive geometry Architectural geometry Generative algorithms Free form surfaces 

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Copyright information

© Kim Williams Books, Turin 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Di Paola
    • 1
    • 2
  • Pietro Pedone
    • 3
  • Laura Inzerillo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Cettina Santagati
    • 2
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Architecture (Darch)University of PalermoPalermoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Communication, Interactive Graphics and Augmented RealityIEMEST, Istituto Euro Mediterraneo di Scienza e TecnologiaPalermoItaly
  3. 3.Polytechnic of Milan, Bulding-Architectural Engineering, EDALeccoItaly
  4. 4.Department of ArchitectureUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly

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