Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Will Penny - FDM Model

The printed model is nearing completion.

A Keyshot rendering presenting potential scale, color, and finish of the fully realized sculpture. A manipulated stripe form similar to Dazzle camouflage, used for confusing enemy forces of approaching boats in World War I by British naval forces, has been applied to create a similar type of optical confusion. The form is meant to carry optical and physical tension between the form and its finished surface. The colored base has also been added to create another set of reflective color relationships on the form.

The original form designed for FDM printing was made by booleaning and joining a set of simple geometric solids into a crystalline form.

Will Penny - Laser Relief Panels 2

A second set of relief experiments were created to further examine the optical quality of the forms created earlier in the quarter, but with more attention to color. The sides have been left unfinished, as this has added a hint of the process and more character than the slicker models created. The forms were created in Rhino and serially sliced to created the contour plywood shapes.

Will Penny - Laser Engraving Tests

The final engraving with craft balsa wood.

The six individual spheres were then modified in Illustrator for engraving.

Another set of engraving tests were created by manipulating a sphere in Maya, which was rendered out as a vector with only the frontal lines showing.

Detail of the raster engraving.

The engrave/cut was tested with both plywood and MDF, although the green engrave lines were somehow lost. The cause of this error has yet to be determined.

The design was began with a vector rendering of my FDM model converted into wireframe. Raster engraving and interior cuts designed in Adobe Illustrator were added to test multiple functions of the laser cutting machines.

Milling Tumors

Digital Tumors
Jake Ellis

The focus of my some of my past work has explored the union of technology and anatomy. Much like those pieces my goal with this project was to explore that interplay. Starting with an image of a brain tumor, I worked in illustrator and rhino to convert that image to curves and add depth. The piece was then milled and after making a mold, cast in Aqua Resin.



Render 1

Render 2

Milled Foam

Molding and Casting


I also took some tumors and laser engraved on wooden panels to further explore this idea.

3d Printing

3D Printing Exploration
Jake Ellis

This piece was an exploration in 3D printing. I was fascinated with removing the polygonal faces of forms and contorting them by rotating the CV's plane by plane. This was the result...

Maya File


Render 2

Lazer Cutting

The Mind, The Cage
Jake Ellis

While exploring the serial slicing/laser cutting process, my goal was to create a piece that explored the dichotomy between the structural and the free and flowing. I often find that logic and reason incarcerate my emotional intuition and while quiet possibly that's a good thing, I can't help to wonder who I would be with out the cage that my experiences have created and which I exist in every day.

Rhino Model

Render 1

Render 2

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Will Penny - Milling

The painting process involves spraying three tints of red, yellow and blue from the sides of each panel. The colors are rotated on each panel to illustrate the varying possibilities for color mixing created by the obstructions of the relief.

Four completed panels 14" x 12" x 3" each.
Keyshot rendering of the intended panels. The closest material option within Keyshot to the painting process was a transparent prismatic material.

Completed panels after being sprayed with tinted acrylic gesso.

Four aqua-resin casts in various stages of development, cast from a silicone and plaster mold of the original milled panel.

For this assignment a simple geometric relief has been designed to test optical color mixing by way of paint spray shadows.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Sam Titone, Mill project

For this Mill project, I decided to make what I tought could be a wall pannel. I started with a revolve loft that was meant to resemble ripples in water. I then distorted the "ripples" to make it look melted. I rendered this wall pannel in V-ray with a variety of materials ranging from tile and wood to translucent materials such as glass.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

3D Printing In Space

Found this video about making tools in space and thought it was super interesting. Now it's time for digital sculpture on the moon!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

nonLin/Lin Pavilion by Marc Fornes & THEVERYMANY

A wonderful inspiration from Marc Fornes & THEVERYMANY: nonLin/Lin Pavilion.

One of the latest ultimate design projects which is installed at the FRAC Center in Orleans, France. The architectural installation combines elements of biomimetic design – technology that mimics nature, architecture, sculpture and knowledge in what can only be described as an organic form. Fornes is the architect behind the New York-based design studio THEVERYMANY, and in the '''nonLin/Lin Pavilion'', Fornes experiments with dramatic changes of morphology; from the structural network to surface condition.

The nonLin/Lin Pavilion is the result of a very explicit research line, investigating the design and build component of a coherent environment. The self-supporting structure affects the users as it engages him/her to notions of limitation, filtration and spatial depth experimenting with illusion and space. The structure forms an eccentric universe where elements such as openings or dimensional measurements evolve from model or scale. In the pavilion, you cannot take the space for granted despite the fact that humans are able to perceive space from an infant state. The nonLin/Lin Pavilion, however, is one project that asks viewers to consider three dimensions as if for the very first time. This visual phenomenon is allowing spectators to suspend disbelief while assigning cultural references or analogies from nature (corals, flowers) – yet nonLin/Lin Pavilion is only a very precise experiment toward constructability within a precise economical and cultural context.

Thanks to Will Penny for providing the link to this project.