venerdì 30 marzo 2012

They printed my Frog!

Discouraged by the scarcity of 3D modeling opening now days, I told to myself, what could I do if I was not a 3D modeler?
Well, I have an ability about reproducing things. I always plaid with dash and modeling mediums, I can draw... So well, I checked online what are the uses today of reproducing abilities and I encounter many options, until I crossed this 3d printed figurine. And then it was clear again. I am a 3D modeler. I then modelled a tree frog as modeling test, and ask people online to print it and share info and pictures, in order to understand what each printer can do, and what are the limitation of a 3d model for printing, as production modeling for animation is quite different than this kind of modeling. I got a good response, and I hope many other frogs will follow!
Anyway, if you want to see more, this is the link to the original post, while you can see lots of other 3D prints on Thingiverse.

lunedì 5 marzo 2012

Cupcakes decoration!

                   Well, I had a curiosity about how to use my modelling skills elsewhere than 3D, so I though about cake decoration, which lately got wild in shapes and colors. In order to understand something more I decided to do a 2 hour saturday morning course at LeDolci (with my friend Kathrine), so I experimented with stamps and fondant colors. I actually got some idea of how to transfer my 3D digital modeling knowledge to the making of these, but it's a surprise for later on.
I also did some new clay modeling, after I went to the ROM few weekends ago, there was the Maya exibition (open until April), where I got enchanted by this incense burner with a very nice stylized design of the sun God and some Imix monster, and so I did this candle older cutting off the eyes of the monster. Then I did some sketches of the stuffed animals they have over there (an amazing collection I have to say), so I did the turtle, converted to a pencil holder. At least these sculptures are useful!