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Hyperbolic Paraboloids by Kessukoofah Hyperbolic Paraboloids by Kessukoofah
This project means something to me. See, this is math. At its most pure, this is math. It is called a saddle point, and occurs very frequently in calculus. A subject which my more avid viewers already know I am very bad at. I am also very embarrassed that as an engineer I can't figure out calculus. But in my own small way I understand this figure. This 3D abstract shape. It seems to redeem a small part of me that I can do this. The one on top, the sides are broken into 16ths while on the bottom, the divisions are in 32nds. As you can see, the more divisions, the smoother the model. Again, math at work Anyhow, enjoy.

(PS: This is my first real foray into abstract art. Funny how abstract sometimes means more logical? Lots of math sometimes in abstract art...)

Instructions can be found here: [link]

Not sure why anyone would buy this as a print, but I clicked buttons too fast and now it's up. eh. whatever.
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PinkUnicornPrincess Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! UNBELIEVABLE work here!!!!
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Why, Thank you! I just realized I'm dissatisfied with the bottom one. the creases whould be going closer to the center. It still looks awesome, but it's minor details liek that that niggle at the back of my mind, you know?
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PinkUnicornPrincess Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ya!!! it happens to me all the time!!
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r3nia Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!really cool! :clap:
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :bow:
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small-happy-crane Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Calculus is fun~ Except I took it last year in high school so I'm not too terribly advanced in it (I'm starting college this fall). This is fun to look at.
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It looks even better on a desk. Seriously. My father took the one on the bottom just to put on his desk at work, and I think my boss has his eye on the one on top. Give it a try if you haven't already!
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Mistgod Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love that math in action thing! Cool!

Calculus is one of those things that comes to you in bits. Intuitive understanding can't be forced. Just keep going...

By the way, the calculus isn't what kills ya, it's the algebra used to simplify the expressions and equations. Holy gods!

At least that is what I remember. I avoid calculsu whenever physcially possilbe! I guess that is why I am not an engineer. LOL
Wait.....no ...it's okay, this doesnt take calculus! :faint:
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oddly enough, I just went through 4 years of engineering school, using cal for absolutely nothing except Cal class, and now i'm going into my masters, followed by the work force (or my PHd) and honestly, I don't think I'll ever have to use it again. I actually hate that it's a requirement for engineering. i don't need to know how to do heat transfer equations, but the school decided that everyone needs to know it. I've actually entered a fight with the administration to change up the requirements to something more useful (including other classes, not just cal) because it ticked me off so much.

Also, I've often likened integration with conjugation...just to give you an idea of how hard I find it.
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Mistgod Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D

You survived for years of engineering school! You've got moxy my friend and brains to match. :D Good luck on your goals. Yeah, jumping through the academic hoops can be a challenge!

I was a computer science major for three years after coming out of the navy. I changed my major almost all the way through, based on my inability to think spacially. I was fine with logic, but probability, combinational mathematics or calculus involving moving objects or changing states killed me. I'm much happier with concepts related to the humanities. Also, I'm good communicating, teaching and interacting. Guess that was lucky for me that I discovered that eventually. I would spend hours in the lab, come out with a finished, working piece of software, but a whopper of a migraine. I programmed at a snails pace. I had a good GPA, but slowly had to come to realization that I did NOT have the intellect to be a good software engineer. I'm okay with that, it was just a hard thing to admit at the time. I did come out with a great background in mathematics that I use every day helping the high school kids I work with.
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