Lagrange: it's not just a ZZ Top song
December 5, 2004 12:41 PM   Subscribe

Minimal surfaces in 3D (red/green, or stereo pairs), with rotate and zoom. If you want to go beyond the eye-candy aspect, here's the obligatory Mathworld link, the classic intuitive explanation, and a raft of additional information. If you like eye-candy, don't miss the ray-traced minimal surfaces and these interesting, but non-minimal surfaces.
posted by Wolfdog (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Is this something I'd have to have a minimum bounding of an enneper catenoid as a semi-smooth manifold to appreciate?

Nice links and great title.
posted by freebird at 1:02 PM on December 5, 2004

ooOOoo, pretty colors!
posted by kamylyon at 1:06 PM on December 5, 2004

The Splutterfish gallery has a lot of impressive stuff along these same lines.
posted by reflection at 1:15 PM on December 5, 2004

Aesthetic delight lies somewhere between boredom and confusion.E.H.Gombrick
A few more surfaces -not minimal... but who's calculating now. My weekend hang-overed brain thanks you for the trip Wolfdog!
posted by carmina at 3:16 PM on December 5, 2004

reflection: thanks for reminding me of Splutterfish, I was really impressed with the subsurface scattering in Brazil the one time I had a chance to play around with it. Good stuff.
posted by Grod at 3:26 PM on December 5, 2004

Good stuff. I liked starting some of the more psychedelic ones rotating and letting 'em go for a while. I have no idea what the math basis is for most of these, but they shore are purty!
posted by soyjoy at 7:28 AM on December 6, 2004

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