Heres the latest project Im working on. We were tasked with fabricating a large representation of the Albuquerque skyline and Sandias Mountains for a video projection mapping installation. So far we still have all our fingers and none of the robots have turned on us. I want to Thank Joel Davis Sculpture, Phillip Torres of Concept Flux and Nathan Gutierrez of Enthnograph. This is an incredible collaboration of talent and its only possible with everyone involved.
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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!
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!)
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
(Update! The larger version completed here at Mana Digital. The final printed inner aspect also done by Looking Glass Factory is about 10 inches across. Ive added LED lighting as well as built a wooden frame to compliment the piece. A fun and unique project which I hope to repeat with my own designs. I really think this piece is meant to be seen in person and cant seem to capture its true beauty with a camera. The way it glows is amazing and I bet Mr. Escher would appreciate the way it describes his original drawing so well.)
(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...)
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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.