Figure 63: Hexastix.
There are an infinite number of hexastix designs that can be modeled and combined to make unique arrangements (figures 63-72). The possible options in coloration, pattern, end treatment, material, and shape offer many opportunities for creativity and play.
Figures 64-67 : Hexastix designs.
Figure 68: Hexastix designs on a 2-D grid.
Exploring different patterns with hexastix can be an enjoyable way to create art and build spatial intuition. A few simple polygons and symbols are shown (figures 64-67) to highlight the variety of shapes that can be used to construct a symmetric hexastix arrangement. The patterns in figures 64-67 repeat on each axis and are shown simplified on 2-dimensional grids in figure 68.
Figure 69: Hexastix rectangle and rhombus group.
Figure 70: Hexastix group.
Figure 71: Hexastix flat.
Figure 72: Hexastix 72 pencils x 4.
Now that a few designs have been illustrated, in the next blog post will look at how to combine hexastix to create larger structures.
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14- Hexastix designs.