Ballistic Deposition and Aesthetic Patterns

Gary Greenfield
Proceedings of Bridges 2017: Mathematics, Art, Music, Architecture, Education, Culture
Pages 379–382 Short Papers


We explore patterns produced using variations of the ballistic deposition model. Deposition is a process whereby moving particles aggregate according to rules determining where they should adhere. We introduce compositing and rendering techniques for enhancing the aesthetics of the resulting patterns in order to create a series of artworks based on the underlying model.