Sunday, February 23, 2014

Tim Kent : Winter Quarter Post 1

     This is a sculpture I designed a few years ago, and originally carved in plaster. Since then, the 2D drawing has been a basis for my sculptural work. This is to say, all my sculptures are a transformation from the original 2D paper drawing. I was excited to be able to take this practice into the 3D world. Using the 3D scanner, I was able to trace a foam maquette into the computer, and after a few hours of cleaning up the file, it was ready to be played with in Rhino. I am excited to now be able to morph the form dimensionally, rather than being confined to the limitations of 2D rendering. 

     One of the first things I did in Rhino was learn how to contour the form. This was a fundamental step for learning how to Serial slice an object. One I had a contour drawing of the sculpture, I went into the perspective mode of Rhino and used the command "draw 2d". This created a drawing of the contours in the prospect I was looking at it. I was then able to laser engrave this image using the laser cutter.

     Finally, I got my pieces back from the laser cutter, and it was time to put them together. Here you can see that process. In my following post I will show some more completed works. Digital applications of sculpture has been really interesting so far and a nice break from oil painting. I am excited to see how it will influence my art.

More of my work, including oil painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, and replicas can be viewed on my website:

Tim Kent

Monday, February 17, 2014

Genna Williams: Winter Quarter, Post 1
This is a model that I created by pushing and pulling points in Rhino.
And look! Here it is on display in Santorini!
First blog post with one of my concept in Rhino models with Keyshot. Winter Quarter 2014

Benjamin Engel: Winter Quarter Post 1

  I created this piece named Ralph for the SCPT 250 class. I have rendered Ralph for our Keyshot demo. Ralph was modeled in clay, laser scanned and brought into Rhino.

Ashley Wood: Winter Quarter Post 1

This is the keyshot demo from class. I worked off of the Rhino model I used for my serial slicing project.

Morgan Murphy: Keyshot demo

     First blog posting of current model im working on