What is the best french fry shape? Curly of course. But Chris Williams took it a step further and used 3-D models of various fried potato forms to find out. It’s all about the ratio between crispy exterior and fluffy interior. Tags: 3-d, Chris Williams, french fries
We know the oceans are deep, but it’s difficult to grasp the scale of just how deep, because, well, it’s underwater. MetaBallStudios, a YouTube channel that focuses on perspective and 3-D animation, guides you through the depths of major bodies of water. You’ll pass notable on-land monuments along the way. [via kottke] Tags: 3-d, depth, MetaBallStudios, ocean, scale
Aaron Steckelberg and Tik Root for The Washington Post provide a visual guide on how to protect your home from wildfire. It starts with an ember floating carefree in the air, and then the tour highlights actions you can take. Can’t wait for the guides on how to protect your home from flooding and/or how to dress for extreme temperatures. Tags: 3-d, Washington Post, wildfire
Muir Way updates vintage relief maps with a third dimension. Pretty. The above is a geologic map of the United States, based on a 1932 print. Scott Reinhard made similar maps last year, but Muir Way leaned a little more into it with more geographic areas and prints to buy. Tags: 3-d, Muir Way, vintage
DR used a 3-D model to recreate King Frederick the 9th’s ink: King Frederick the 9th was famous for his tattoos. But until recently — noone knew much about them. By examining hundreds of old photographs and films we have recreated the Kings’ ink in order to get a sence of who he was — both on the inside and the outside. The scrolly touring works really well here. I...
Based on commuting data from the Census Bureau, researchers Matthew Hall, John Iceland, and Youngmin Yi tracked segregation during the day and night. Alvin Chang for Vox mapped their results: They found that when white people go to work, they are around only slightly more people of color than when they’re in their home neighborhoods. But for everyone else, going to work means being exposed to many more white people...
This vintage recreation by graphic designer Scott Reinhard fills all the right checkboxes for me. Tags: 3-d, vintage
You’ve seen the maps of population density. You’ve seen the jokes. But you haven’t seen population at high granularity in a 3-D view. Matt Daniels for The Pudding used a mountain metaphor to show the peaks and valleys of population around the world. You get more out of the data in this view than you would the overhead, which tends to obscure the variation in large cities. Although if you...
This 3-D view inside Hurricane Maria, from NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, lets you see the data and the lead-up to the storm in a neat 360-degree view. Be sure to watch it on your phone or with a VR thingy for full effect. Disregard the questionable color scale. Tags: 3-d, hurricane, NASA, VR