Order from Chance: Human heart Shape Models

Models of a human heart can be obtained also by a random process, like fractals and any other shape, as attractors toward which the information driving the evolutionary process is able to orient the dynamics.

 

 

Parametric equations

 

Human heart external shape plotted randomly

Rough ordered structure generated by parametric equations (short string)

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Pov Ray 3.7 code

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VIEW ANIMATION

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Realistic heart shape generated randomly (uncompressed list of data: long string)

The realistic model based on anotomic images realized by Bob Huges (open source:http://objects.povworld.org/cgi-bin/search.cgi?X=heart) is implemented in the following images.

Acting on the uncompressed list of the co-ordinates of the vertices of triangles one is able to obtain a random plot of the heart shape.

 

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POV Ray 3.7 code
heartPoints (inc)

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VIEW ANIMATION

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