Hi! ðŸ˜€

For our second project in 3D we learning more about dynamic form composition along diagonal axes. In addition to volumes relationship and method to connect them in myÂ project 1 post, we are learning about tension and balance.

The tensions we consider are between the axes of the volumes, between the surfaces of the planes and between the accents of the curves.

And three type of balance in group movements are:

**Dependent** balance describes a situation in which a group movement of three or four volumes are dependent on one another for balance.

**Independent** balance refers to the condition in which a line or volume in a static composition is independently balanced in the best position regardless of the physically support by other curves or straight lines.

**Precarious** balance describes the situation in which for a split second in time, one gets the feeling of balance, as if the very gesture is holding its breath and supporting itself for the moment.

So ya, here is my 3D models and analysis ðŸ™‚

**MODEL 1: The Tilted Gramophone
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**Relationship**: Cylinder is Dominant (**D**), cone is Sub-Dominant (**SD**), sphere is Subordinate (**SO**)

**Method**: Wedging between **SD** and **SO**

**Proportion and Rhythm**

**Inherent**: Sphere has the smallest diameter, around one-third of cone diameter. While the cone has diameter about half (~0.455) of cylinder (disk). So, the cylinder has the longest diameter.

**Comparative**: Cone is greatest in mass, followed by cylinder then sphere.

**Overall**: Cone has a precarious balance on cylinder while the sphere is dependent on cone.

**Comment**: Even though there is relatively high tension at the meeting point between **D** and **SD**, I think this model has a really well flow.

**Comment and Improvement:**

From side A, at a glance the model seems to have two **SD**s. The length of **D** doesn’t seem dominant enough compared to **SD** due to the larger area of **SD**.

From side B, the **D** is obvious but somehow not strong enough, hence will be better if its area is to be increased.

As such, the **D** need to be more dominant by increasing the diameter of the cylinder by half.

**MODEL 2: The Diagonal Vacuum Cleaner
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**Relationship**: Cylinder is Dominant (**D**), cone is Sub-Dominant (**SD**), sphere is Subordinate (**SO**)

**Method**: Wedging between **SD** and **SO**, I decided to not wedge **SD** to **D** as I found it interesting that SD can be pivoted and rotate in circular motion.

**Proportion and Rhythm
Inherent**: Sphere has the smallest diameter, around a quarter of cone diameter. While the cone has diameter about half (~0.574) of cylinder. In term of length, the cone is about one-third (~0.385) of cylinder. So, the cylinder has the longest in both diameter and length.

**Comparative**: Cylinder is greatest in mass, followed by cone then sphere.

**Overall**: Cone is dependent on cylinder while the sphere is dependent on cone.

**Comment**: I just realized that my Model 2 is really similar to Model 1 in term of shape and arrangement. The shape different is the thickness of the cylinder and height of cone, while the main arrangement different is in Model 1 the **SD** is directed inwards while inÂ Model 2 it is directed outwards.

Even though it’s similar,Â Model 2 is relatively more balance and has less tension than Model 1. But it doesn’t flow as well as Model 1 due to the bulky **D**.

**Comment and Improvement:**

From side A, it is seen that the **SO** is hidden when seen from some angle, hence need to re-position the **SO**.

From side B, the **SD** looks a bit too big compared to the **D**, therefore need to make the diameter smaller to about two-third. This will reduce the portion of **SD** and enhance the dominance of **D**.

**MODEL 3: When the Duck Goes to War
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**Relationship**: Sphere is Dominant (**D**), cone is Sub-Dominant (**SD**), cylinder is Subordinate (**SO**)

**Method**: Wedging between **SD** and **SO**.

**Proportion and Rhythm**

**Inherent**: Cylinder has the smallest diameter, around half of cone diameter. While the cone has diameter about a quarter (~0.284) of sphere. In term of length, the cone is about one and one-eight (~1.125) of sphere. So, the sphere has the longest in both diameter and length.

**Comparative**: Sphere is obviously greatest in mass, followed by cone then cylinder.

**Overall**: Sphere is independent, cone is independent as well while cylinder is dependent on cone.

**Comment**: I found thatÂ Model 3 is ‘heavy’ and tense on the area between the meeting point of **D-SD** and the **SO**. However I feel that the model flow quite well, better than Model 2.

**Comment and Improvement:
**From both sides it is clear that the

**SD**is rather long. For a very short moment, there can be confusion of which one is the Dominant from side B. Hence, need to make it shorter to around 0.6 of the current one. This will make the

**D**to be more dominant and clear, especially when seen from side B.

In conclusion, I decided to use Model 1: *The Tilted Gramophone* as my final model. I like it the most due to its interesting disc-like shape cylinder, also it has the best flow among my three models.

Hope you enjoy the post! What’s your view?

Well researched & clear layout. Check that your SO sphere in Model 1 is visible from all angles. Your current position suggests that it will be hidden behind the D cylinder.

I think Model 2 is rather interesting too & has potential to be developed. If the cylinder is tilted less than 45 degrees (independent balance) Model 2 would look more “natural”.

The cone looks perpendicular to the cylinder in Model 3. Think about how piercing, wedging or cradling might affect the overall outlook.

Yes! Will move the SO around as anÂ improvement of the final model 1.

Yes agree! IÂ got hard time choosing Model 1 or Model 2 as final model but the Joystick idea made me chose Model 1 at the end.

Thank you for the feedback ðŸ™‚