visualizing federal spending

SIGGRAPH 2013 : Art Gallery Presentation
This is a series of studies on procedural modeling using Python programming language with Maya API. Appeared in unmistakably different images, all compositions are actually generated based on the same data set of Federal Spending of the United States, where a set of parameters defined the total amount and the percentage of different types of geometric units. Custom algorithms were developed in order to create an organic feel of the surfaces. Over a hundred of compositions have been made. Included are a few example of this ongoing project.

*: Data provided by TRAC @ Syracuse University
Modelling: Python, Maya API
Rendering: Mental Ray


created by Rebecca Ruige Xu and Sean Hongsheng Zhai.