Radiant Light Film is a multi-layered reflective film with blue, magenta, and gold transmissive color shift (reference the post below). By applying simple geometry to a flat sheet it gains structure as well as varying colors.
The first attempt at applying simple geometry, perfect square and right triangles, resulted in a fabric like surface. Radiant Light FIlm was mounted on to the sheet of yellow construction paper.
This sheet was scored on both sides. It starts out as a flat sheet with a field of homogeneous colors then when force is applied, the surface folds into a figure that reflected different lights in varying directions. Because the paper was able to move in any direction, when force was applied, it folded into infinite number of shapes.
To have more control over the surface three things will be examined: different structural folds (by manipulating the folding lines), different colors associated with specific angles of intersection (between light and Radiant Light Film), and different materials for Radiant Light Film to be mounted on.
1. Only one side of the surface is scored limiting the folding to one direction.
2. All the vertical and horizontal lines are scored on one side of the surface while all the diagonal lines are scored on the other side of the surface.
3. Alternating lines are scored on the two sides of the surface.
4. The surface is divided into quadrants and lines on quadrant 1 and 3 are scored on one side of the surface while the lines on quadrant 2 and 4 are scored on the other side of the surface.
5. The surface is divided into quadrants. Vertical and horizontal lines on quadrant 1 and 3 and diagonal lines on quadrant 2 and 4 are scored on one side while vertical and horizontal lines on quadrant 2 and 4 and diagonal lines on quadrant 1 and 3 are scored on the other side.
By limiting the method of scoring to be symmetrical on the surface and the number of lines, five different types of structures are formed. It's interesting to note that the simplest system of scoring only on one side of the surface derives the most number of shapes.