Alien Hieroglyphics

Role: Programmer

Date: March 2015

Inspired by the work in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD and Monolith Soft’s Xenosaga trilogy, I thought that finding a systematic approach to develop a set of symbols would help create a more immersive experience for audiences of various visual media. Lines, shapes, curves, angles, and their distribution on murals could be done procedurally so they could represent a language. This premise motivated me to find a practical means of developing a procedural way to generate “Alien Hieroglyphics.”

I used Rhino3d and Grasshopper to provide a proof-of-concept using L-Systems. The goal was to complete several hieroglyphic murals for the final presentation, the results of which you can see in the gallery below.