was looking at the packing orders of various shapes and how they fit
into other shapes and wondering of course why there's no Mac software
for circle packing since these "gaskets" as they call them
are suddenly starting to be a hot item in mathworld.
shapes I used in the hilbert-reiteration were 2D "gaskets"
of the hilbert curve space-filling set. Like OK, you've got
these shapes and orders and particles and all like that but if you
_subtract_" them from everything thing that is, there's more
_is_ left than there was stuff you defined so I've always been interested
in what was left over after you thought you had thought you had thought
of everything like, why am I sawing through my finger with this powerful?
And why does my ladyfriend continue to live with me? (I am not worthy...)
Things like that.
anyway there's these other nerds somehow get PAID to think about this
stuff and one of the things one of them put up on a site caught my
eye was the packing order of cubes in cubic space (which I guess I've
been thinking about for some time now) and there are only so many
ways you can fill a cubic space of a given size with cubes of a given
I thought was cool so I made a model (more of less) of it and jazzed
it up a bit with an open top & bottom plexibox to show the volume
of its cubeness and then rendered it more ways for more time than
I should have considering I'm going broke and came up with
I finally liked well enough to send along to you.