aesthetics + computation group
mit media lab

      Now in polar and rectangular flavors!

      Thread began as the first baby step in an attempt to do cloth modeling, not as a specific project, but simply as a problem to solve. i find myself constantly returning to it and testing new features - Runge-Kutta numerical analysis, nonlinear springs, and a surface friction model. Threads has become a playground to test out new ideas before i attempt to apply them to blanky.

      The latest addition was that of a friction model - now the thread can quasi-realistically slip as opposed to simply sticking to the surface. you can catch a movie of it in action below

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designed ben gallup
persistently under construction
written in notepad
intended for 1024x768
last updated 7.07.01
hoverboards don't work on water!