After a series of experiments involving chemical reactions, 20 of the images taken were then assigned to certain genres of music. I have set myself the task of completing 20 concepts in 20 days. These are the first five. The initial inspiration images were cropped and enlarged to zoom in on certain interesting forms and patterns like the one shown below.
These images were then converted to black and white images. This was done because the dominant aspects of the image are made more clear and can be easily used as a guide for drawing over in 3D software. These converted graphics look like the following...
As you can see by applying this method the forms become strikingly clear and create a very good base graphic for concept inspirations.
The 5 genres of music I will be showing you in this post are the following:
The concepts began by initial sketches (seen at the top of this post) there was one for each concept. These give a general feel for form and the overall functional and aesthetic outcome desired.
The next stage (pictured above) was to pick out certain forms from the inspiration images. By creating a series of closed curved lines in Rhino and then using the 'PIPE' command to give the line solidity and form, I began creating an identity for each of the music genres.
The graphics were then used for inspiration to create 3D structural forms to wrap the piped lines across.
By using 3 lines from the graphic for the X,Y and Z axis and then applying the 'LOFT' command, these structural forms were created.
The next step was to the use the 'FLOWALONGSURFACE' command which applies the piped form across the solid structural form.
The next step then is to delete the structural form so you are left with this abstract form inspired by Heavy Metal music.
The Next thing to do then is get right into this forms and Photoshop people and related bands in to really get a feel for how these virtual music interiors will look like. The results for the first 5 concepts are as follows: