First draft for this project. I just learned the mathematics behind this pattern and thought I’d try it out in blender. Ideas for improvement are welcome. I’d like to keep the image as simple as possible so as not to distract from the pattern.
Agreed. Not to put too fine a point on it, but I said “popularized”, not “popular”. Phi was popular with the ancient Greeks, but the great unwashed of the current era were blissfully unaware of it until all the media hype of the DVC movie made it “trendy” and “mainstream”, and plagued us with hordes of instant experts who think that merely being able to pronounce “Fibonacci sequence” makes them mathematicians.
I wish I did have a script, that would have made it a lot easier. The pattern is very easy to make, just tedious. I started out with a vertice and duplicated it over and over - 137.5 degrees clockwise from the previous vertice. When it started to overlap, I scaled that particular vertice outward from the center a bit to preserve the angle. Then I started to use spindup to speed up the process. Then I parented a spere to it and turned on dupliverts.
I rendered it 1600x1600. Photobucket must have scaled it down. Thanks for pointing that out.
Funny how man tends to get credit for things when it was found in nature all along - specifically in plants. Take a look at the center of a sunflower close up. It’s cool how man figured out the geometry behind it, though.