Project from Dinara Kasko creates desserts using silicon cases designed with 3D software and 3D printed, all with geometric forms
A graduate from the University of Architecture and Design, Dinara worked as an architect-designer and a 3D visualizer. She liked what she was doing as an architect, but now is more interested in Patisserie.
“It just became more interesting to me at some point. From the moment I got into Patisserie I decided to try to add something new into it. I realized that the appearance is as important as taste. I tried to model my own moulds and print them with 3D printer and I liked what I got.”
GORILLAZ’ NOODLE MEETS PANASONIC JAGUAR RACING ENGINEER CHARANYA RAVI - TWO WOMEN, TWO JOURNEYS, ONE GOAL
Two women, two journeys, one goal. Two youngsters who grew up loving music and then, in all the best ways, were diverted on to a new path, and new, exciting futures.
One, a girl born in Chennai, India who relocated to Hartlepool, Britain aged 11 and ended up, via Imperial College London, at Jaguar Racing. The other born in… well, no one’s sure where… who joined a band before she was even a teenager and who we first met at around 10 years old; a Japanese guitar prodigy and martial arts expert who mysteriously arrived at Gorillaz’ Kong Studio in a FedEx crate…
[FULL ARTICLE UNDER THE CUT, it’s a really interesting read from both Charanya and Noodle]
Modded the design a bit. Trying out collapsible box design in Fusion 360 then cutting it on the Cricut for awesome popup cards. #fusion360 #autodesk #modeling #3dmodeling #cad #cam #cricut #cricutexploreair #circutexplore #customgifts #makermovement #makers #DIY #projects #hobby #arttoy #arttoys #designertoy #designertoys #customtoy #customtoys #crafts
The design is a based off of a Scottish Claymore. The blade is 4 ½ feet in length with the handle being half a foot for a total of 5 feet. The cross guard doubles as a buckler style shield that is held by the handle in the middle. The main handle holds a small dagger with a 11 inch blade. The shield and dagger are made to be used together for close quarters combat when its simply impractical to swing around the entire five foot length. There is no real long range weapon in the design. Instead the pommel will release a concentrated and concussive dust blast either when smashed upon an enemy or triggered manually. The design isn’t for a specific OC but instead spawned from the question, “What would your RWBY weapon be.” and this was my answer.
This area is probably the most interesting area of creative computing at the moment. The two projects here employ internet browsers in development designed for virtual reality headsets, and both let you code within a 3D space, with results updated in real-time.
First up is RiftSketch by Brian Peiris (I covered this earlier this month). The improvements since the last release is huge. In the demo you can see below, you will see that the environment supports both a webcam feed (to see where your hands are) and Leap Motion support for gestural interfacing. You’ll see a simple 3D bird constructed with code and gestural positioning, a tree, and flocking birds which represent several tweets - the fact that all of this works as it is put together is amazing - video embedded below:
Next up is RhinoRiftSketch by Dan Taeyoung which adapts the source code of RiftSketch and integrates both Rhino CAD software and it’s visual programming language Grasshopper to design 3D environments - video embedded below:
BMW Art Car number 17 by Jeff Koons. BMW M3 GT2 (E92) at Le Mans.
As part of his creative process, the artist collected images of race cars, related graphics, vibrant colors, speed and explosions. The resulting artwork of bright colors conceived by Koons is evocative of power, motion and bursting energy. Its silver interior along with the powerful exterior design, the ArtCar will impart a dynamic appearance even when it’s standing still.
“These race cars are like life, they are powerful and there is a lot of energy,” said Koons. “You can participate with it, add to it and let yourself transcend with its energy. There is a lot of power under that hood and I want to let my ideas transcend with the car – it’s really to connect with that power”.
Koons has been in an intense collaboration with BMW’s team in Munich for months – melding his skill with sophisticated BMW engineering – to ensure that the 17th BMW Art Car will be race-ready for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Traveling back and forth to Germany many times since the February 2 announcement that Koons would create the 17th BMW Art Car, the artist has worked with the BMW engineering and design teams to conduct in-depth explorations of materials and application options that will prove crucial to optimizing both the aesthetic and aerodynamic attributes of the race car. Working with actual 3-D computer-aided design (CAD) models of the BMW M3 GT2, Koons could simulate the application of the graphic to the car’s surfaces and evaluate it from all angles.
Koons even donned a helmet and joined BMW’s Rahal Letterman Racing Team for testing in Sebring, Florida, on February 23. Koons was able to experience the M3 GT2 at race speed to further inspire his design. As Koons describes it, he witnessed “the raw unfiltered performance” of the M3 GT2 from the seat of a historic BMW M1 race car. Koons also drove a BMW M3 Coupe on the circuit to further the dynamic exercise.
Under Koons’ direct guidance and supervision, his BMW Art Car was produced in assistance with a team of BMW engineers and designers at Schmid Design, (ORT), Bavaria. The challenge to create the BMW Art Car had to do with using a light material and a design that would not interfere with the racecar’s aerodynamics and weight. Timing was also an issue, as there was only a two month window between the first design sketches and the Paris world premiere. This is why digital print on car wrapping vinyl was used covered by a double clear-coating to bring out the color. To apply hundreds of dynamic lines of Koons’ design onto the car, CAD designs were translated from 3D into 2D for the printing process and then painstakingly applied to the entire car as well as onto individual spare parts. Koons design incorporates many bright contrasting colors to communicate the aesthetics of power. The concept design was transformed into hard eged lines of color. Graphics of debris were added to the rear sides and back of the car to similute the power of the car. Furthermore, two graphic rings on the rear of the car represent supersonic acceleration.
She’d always been good at theory: she understood and excelled at
the perfect world of textbook problems, where force was always constant and
velocity was able to be accurately measured.
In the laboratory, in the real world, things were harder: surfaces weren’t
perfectly flat, CAD models reacted to strain differently than their
prototypes. She had always struggled
with life’s inconsistencies’, panicking when things turned out differently than
She was a good student, but a bad professional. A good lover, but a bad friend.
And sitting on the steps crying in the rain didn’t seem the
time to change. It wasn’t until she was
frozen through that she peeled herself off the stoop, letting herself in the
empty apartment, contaminated with Dean’s presence and the false promise that
Suddenly she couldn’t stand the thought of staying here
another moment, just an extra in Dean’s life, an extra in her own. She grabbed her suitcase from the closet.
A knock came at her door and he heart tripped in her
chest. The books in her hands slid to
the floor and she sprinted to the door, hoping.
“Hey, I’ve got to get back to the diner, Claire is working
the grill so we might all die, but you didn’t answer your phone,” Cas said, his
cheery smile so out of place in the rainy afternoon. “Am I interrupting anything?” She shook her head, letting him inside.
“What are you doing,” Cas looked around the hastily packed
“I’m leaving.” She
handed him a bag, heavy with the contense of her refrigerator, before she continuing
her frantic packing. Cas grinned.
“You’re going back?”
She stopped packing to look at him with a face puffy and red. “You’re running away.” She grabbed a blanket off her air mattress,
tossing it in her suitcase.
Lego is the great equalizer. It requires no skill to wield, unlike CAD software or cardboard models. So when the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) shipped boxes of Lego bricks to some of the top architecture firms in the world, what it got back had none of the high production values of a big-budget Bjarke Ingels promotional video. Instead, it was a series of 10 models that any eight-year-old could have built.
The challenge was relatively open: Create a building of the future that responds to a problem of the future, such as climate change or overpopulation. Each firm was mailed three Lego Architecture Kits, consisting of 1,200 ivory Lego pieces in total. They were encouraged to hack their builds as much as they wanted, via 3-D printing and other methods. The museum’s only real requirement was that every model had to fit inside a 14-by-14-by-18-inch display case for its latest exhibit, Brick by Brick. (read more)
FabHub is a global directory of digital fabricators: makers, workshops, factories and manufacturers who offer a manufacturing service or services using digital fabrication technology.
You can use FabHub to find a maker / find a digital fabricator who can make / manufacture / fabricate products that are designed for digital fabrication, be it CNC cutting, CNC routing, 3D printing, 3D scanning, laser cutting — any technology where you supply a digital design (normally as vector artwork or cutting sheets) that numerically controls a digital manufacturing machine.
Traditionally, these digital manufacturing services have been used for rapid prototyping by companies looking to design and iterate products: one-off model making or short-run prototypes with a quick turnaround. However, with the rise of technologies like Stereolithography (SLA), 3D Printing, Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and CNC Machining, their integration with the Internet and digital communication technologies, more and more designers, makers and product companies are using digital fabrication techniques to produce specialised, bespoke, customised and personalised products.
In many cases, makers and digital fabricators can help refine designs, make sure they’re structurally sound and makable and / or finish and arrange delivery. This often includes engineering and CAD work to fix and analyse 3D models, file conversion and / or post production and finishing work (like sanding, polishing and applying a finish or coating to the raw product coming off the machine).
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So a few months ago I posted some of my 1989 Tour costume designs… well here is my completed I Know Places costume!! I wanted to capture the dark and edgy mood of this song in my costume which is why I used the lustrous black fabric and silver beading. Seeing as Taylor has been wearing a lot of crop tops lately I decided to incorporate one into my costume. I paired the top with some matching high-waisted trousers because I feel like this combination is going to be worn frequently during the 1989 era.
Since Taylor and textiles are my two favourite things it was so exciting to be able to combine them to create this costume.