Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Brandy Koch: Gun Crazy

Well here is a blip of my head and thinking, I love guns, so this is my first go at it on the computer. Rhino is all new to me and I have been loving it!! I had to re-start a few times, as I would learn more from the tutorials and class as to better ways of handleing the problems that arose. Over all I cant wait to see it milled and I look forward to using this program again!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

FABRICATED HARVEST par John Adams et Ricki Dwyer

FABRICATED HARVEST par John Adams et Ricki Dwyer

Fabicated Harvest a collaborative sculpture created by John Adams (SCPT 250 fall 2009) and Erika Dwyer (SCPT 115 fall 2009) was featured on the splash page of two design blogs . REFLEXDECO: a blog and a studio founded by french interior designer Florence Deau.
NOTCOT.ORG: New quarterly graphic design and illustration magazine Wrap, is a collection of original wrapping papers, design related interviews and articles; the aim is to showcase talented artists/designers.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Raplab Makerbot

Raplab Makerbot
Originally uploaded by tellini

Sometimes the little things mean a lot. a prelude to our fdm project

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Christian Dunbar - Project 1 - Sculpted Wave

In project 1, I set out to create a depiction of fluid movement by sculpting a solid material. The material I would be using was a 14 x 6 x 48 block of wood. First, I drew out a series of curves, that I would eventually use in conjunction with the loft command, to create a surface. My aim was to create a "water-like" shape, with an unknown being underneath, creating a wave. Next, I began lofting the surface. During this careful process, I manipulated several variables: control points of each curve, curve placement and coordination, number of surface control points, and various loft styles and simplification levels. Through hours of shaping and lofting and after many undesirable results, I ultimately designed a surface that created the desired effect. Next, I was faced with creating a solid from the surface. To do so, I created a solid box, and used my surface as a slicing tool with the Boolean split method. Finally, I used the scale command to fit my solid to the exact shape of my wood block. Ultimately, I was left with a solid positive and a solid negative for future prototyping and casting.

Andrea Lucas: Ring

First Keyshot Modeling

Brandy Kennedy Koch-Blog Test

john mcmahon: Family Portrait

Throughout this class I plan to put into action my working thesis topic: Family Portrait. The Family Portrait series is inspired by the idea of creation and procreation, sexuality and asexuality. The way a family is created from two people, polar opposites, the male and the female. The idea/concept represents the father, and the material is the matter, representing the mother. The creations have a conception timeline, and their aesthetic and physical evolution depends on various defined circumstances. The use of the 3D scanner will introduce characteristics of one of the parents; visually reflecting some of the identity traits of a species.This will form one part of the equation. The other half is an unconfined set of variables, which will be combined and filtered through Grasshopper to produce a pivotal stage in the evolution of a design. At this stage, a decision will be made to either output immediately or continue digital modification through more traditional 3D computer modeling.
The potential areas to be explored and focused on are Lighting, Adornment, Shelters and Seating. The objects I am interested to scan in are a turkey leg (half eaten, chewed up), pasta structures, fibers, brushes, hair, curtains, draperies, meshes, carpets, pillows, cushions, ice, and various raw and cooked foods. This class will be an experimental laboratory, as well as a work place for the conceptual evolution and application process of the Family Portrait lineage of furniture and objects.

Shannon Slane:Connected

Connected. Shannon Slane. CNC milled foam, gesso, iron pipes. 2010.

Shannon Slane incorporated CNC milled foam relief elements into this sculptural composition "Connected". The reliefs were created using the heightfield surface displacements in Rhino. The greyscale images were processed in photoshop. It's nice to see this come together in its completed form. This is yet another example of how digital fabrication can be combined and seamlessly integrated into tradiional sculptural processes. To view videos of the elements in progress on the mill visit my youtube channel andrewfscott. They are entitled "crybaby' and cow. A big thank you goes out to Bob Delli Bovi for his help in a pinch this summer.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Matt Dwyer: Seeded Figure


Every technology that man invents cheaply imitates a function that already exists more perfectly in nature. In this project, I will collaborate with nature in her perfection and wildness to build a living sculpture whose essence is based on growth and renewal.

I will use the figure to represent man as the quintessence of nature whose highest calling is to be in relation with all that surrounds him. This figure will be composed of a ribbed wooden armature filled with soil and seeded for a chance to grow. I will approach the seeding process in a number of ways that include staggered sowing instances to exhibit the development of life, varied colored and textured plant species to emphasize certain areas of the body, and experimentation with directional lighting to examine the effects of exterior forces.


I will begin with the CAD image of a man/woman in the fetal position. I will try to find a formulation of this image online, but if I cannot, I will sculpt the figure in clay, then 3D scan and manipulate the image from there. I will Laser Print a ribbed armature which I will then fill with soil and seed appropriately. Construction and sowing will conclude at Week 5 to ensure 5 weeks of remaining growth time.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

This image encapsulates a concept I'm striving for that merges the living and art. What's the difference?
I think Life is the highest form of art. Why paint the sun, when you can have the sun?

"Dutch designer Tomáš Gabzdil Libertiny made a sculpture of Jesus that was completed by bees. He erected a sealed glass container with his mold inside. Libertiny then released 40,000 bees who worked on the honeycombed surface of the mold:

over the course of the fair, 40 000 worker bees were released into the case to complete a wax honeycomb structure over the figure of a martyred christ rising out of the chaos, his weight seeming to be upheld by the mass strength of the swarm. the figure within the vitrine is made of a laser sintered framework in which the industrious bees created a honeycomb skin over before filling each cell with the honey they produce. then bees worked to remove the honey from the cells and return it to the beehive, cleaning the figure back to the wax cells they originally created."

More pictures and a video at the link.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Jeff Doran Inaugural Fold

Atwell Gallery Features Digital Fabrication by Jeff Doran In Group Show
Paintings, drawings and sculpture curated by Arthur Kouwenhoven and Casey Belogorska, including works by local artists Betsy Cain, Harry Delorme, Jeff Doran, Matt Hebermehl, Bertha Husband and Milutin Pavlovic. Opening reception: September 9, 7-9pm Atwell's Art and Frames , 228 W. Broughton St.

The works created by Jeff Doran were made in SCPT 450 Computer Modeling for Sculpture during the Summer Quarter 2010.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Share 'Installation 1 | Component Aggregation'

On 26th August 2010, Unit 4 successfully aggregates the design components. Each component with embedded joining detail aggregated to: 1. GROW 2 .form a 18 sided 3d Geometry 3. Find touch down points to stabilize the installation. Construction Team - Unit 4 | 2nd Year | SSAA Construction Location - SSAA_Amphitheater Construction time - 3 hrs