This visual study was an exploration of Maya’s nDynamics engine and capacity to inform design through manipulation of geometry using properties of material and physics. My effort focused on the ability to create the properties of a folded tessellation structure in a parametric environment and to test the system to understand its physical and structural behaviors.

Testing was undertaken through a series of specific force analysis to better control each system in isolation. These forces include stretching, wind resistance, structural arching and bending.