Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Jack Rabbit for Levitated Toy Factory






A work in progress Pepakura (paper craft) project with Levitated Toy Factory here in Albuquerque, New Mexico! Modeled in Maya and Mudbox using curves to create a new topology based on a high poly sculpture of the same shape. Beautiful facets!

"Wild Style" 3D Printed piece




I always wanted to do this and so here it is! I love 3D block lettering and thought it looked like it pops out of the walls...so now it can. The original 2D version is something I drew in college long before I had even the slightest hint we would be printing them out in real life.  This print was from Shapeways then hand painted. It is also uploaded it to Thingiverse http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:413337 in case anyone feels so inclined to print it/paint it/place it themselves. (If your really gonna go for the gusto may I suggest modeling/printing your own fonts and applying them wherever your hearts feel content!)

"Mydra"

"Mydra" is meant to invoke the notion that fears prevent us from seeing the truth.  This is my representation of Hercules epic battle with the Hydra where cutting off this beasts heads only resulted in more heads replacing those he severed.. In a sense we cannot fight our fears with the usual approaches...We may not even be able to fight them at all but rather look past them and see the hope that ultimately is clouded by the hydras presence in our lives.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

My tribute to M.C. Escher, the Original 3D print artist!


The GIF is of "Looking Glass Factories" Volumetric print of this piece. Im very impressed with their process for doing prints that must defy gravity. This one is a test their doing until we get the final larger version done!


(3D recreation of  "Bond of Union" by M.C. Escher. -1956)
Ive been wanting to model some of his artworks for some time and this is the first of a few I'd like to make. I will be getting in touch with his estate if only to inform them and let them have the first chance to get one of the 3D printed versions of this.
To me it stands for equality and unity among the sexes and the balance we find when we intertwine our lives with another person...All the flaws and gaps we share might be the strongest bonds we have. The technical challenges of modeling this were satisfying and although Im sure there was an easier way I choose to get it done the best way I knew how without learning any additional software.( the long way...)
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

"Think With Your Heart" Pendant



I set out to make a really interesting and sculpted design to include on my Shapeways shop. This was an idea I had floating around for a little while and it was obvious I had to make it a reality!
The first version was solid and after uploading to their site I realized it was going to be far too expensive in any of the metals without being hollow. The easiest solution to this is to decrease the size which will automatically lower a prints price tag...However this would loose details and make it smaller then  I want as well as cause the loop to dip below the thickness requirement...So Hollowing was my next step.
After the initial hollowing I was notified that the hole which is on the rear was too small to allow the material to escape during production and casting. I went back and further expanding this "escape" hole which finally succeeded in making it a printable design on Shapeways end.
I do have a few already printed via my B9 Creator which I intend to have cast locally too! This will enable me to add a crucial patina to the entire piece and will really help the details pop.
Stay tuned!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Etkie Designs and 3D prints

Ive been tasked with creating a button to help with the marketing for Etkie!
Heres their site and store. http://etkie.com/
By including their logo into future pieces it will enable a closer brand recognition and help attract return customers to help their amazing cause.
I will be printing a master for them to mold many more from. Allowing Etkie to keep their costs down and give as much to the women who truly deserve all the credit for their work.