For the holiday season I worked on two gifts that combine some neat lighting effects with some hand-made glass pieces. The first piece was created in collaboration with glassblower Kenny Galusha on commission for a friend as a Christmas gift, while the second piece uses similar electronics and a hand-made Klein bottle I found online. […]
Recently I’ve been collaborating with glassblowing artist and student Kenny Galusha to explore dynamic lighting within his hand-blown glass work. Earlier we discovered that some glass pieces do amazing things when you hold a high-power RGB LED up to them, and we’ve been trying to learn how to exploit the effects ever since. At first, […]
SurfaceMapperGUI is a Processing sketch for simple projection mapping projects that allows users to easily map image and videos onto real-world objects. The documentation (available also as an Instructable), guides users through the entire projection mapping process, including several examples such as mapping onto curved objects and mannequin heads.
Experimenting with non-traditional applications of 3D-printing technology within traditional printmaking processes. This “how to” relies on a simple OpenSCAD script I wrote to generate embossing, intaglio and stencil plates. This technique was used in a class in Spring 2013 to teach undergrad art majors about 3D printing.
Continuing my experiments with 3D-printed molds and traditional casting media, I tried using both resin and silicone to make casts from molds I made earlier in the semester. Using a variety of mold releases, I was able to pull several great casts from a couple different molds, including an amazing cast of Admiral Ackbar’s head!
Capturing, remixing and printing 3D models from found objects using 123D Catch, Meshmixer and netfabb
Required software Autodesk 123D Catch (http://www.123dapp.com/catch/) – cloud-based program that constructs 3D models based on images of real objects from cameras. We’ll use the desktop version (Win only) of the program in this tutorial. MeshMixer (http://www.meshmixer.com/) – fun, simple program useful for fixing and playing with 3D models. Netfabb (http://www.netfabb.com/) – program and used to […]