3D Data Crystals

3D Data Crystals

Trying to represent Library checkout transactions and foot traffic over a whole year. We formatted an excel spreadsheet into an OBJ file, so that every value corresponded to a vertices. Then in Blender you can just load the cloud and drag a shape to it to make something like this.

I’d like to make it more representative of the actual story behind it, but it’s a good test of concept.

View the model here (sketchfab)


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