Virtual Paper

Rudolf Romero Borgart

The world of materials is bigger than the material world. Using algorithms, computers can simulate the natural characteristics of materials. Ontwerper Borgart uses an algorithm developed by the University of California at Berkeley to simulate the characteristics of paper.

By linking the algorithm to Virtual Reality glasses and special software, virtual paper can be manipulated with virtual hands in a virtual environment and then printed in 3D. In future, it will also be possible to apply the process to other materials.