Order from Chance: Human heart Shape Models form Cellular Automata

Models of a human heart generation more adherent to a biological process are required to be obtained by a random process which is implemented thanks to cellular automata.

 

Parametric equations

 

Human heart external shape plot by cellular automata

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 by random cellular automata (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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