All three of the pieces I am to respond to would have had to have been designed/modeled in CAD (Computer Aided Design) software. I have taught myself how to use a couple of pieces of software via online tutorials on youtube etc.. It can be a real challenge using the software, as my skills are somewhat limited.

I thought it would be fun to take a different approach to both upcoming exhibitions. last year I brought a virtual reality headset with plans of using it within my creative process. I’ve been using it to compose 3d models made in conventional CAD software. It’s a very intuitive to way model, It has more of a hand on feeling.

 

Work made a recent purchase of a SLA (Stereolithography) 3d printer. It prints each layer by projecting a UV laser into a vat of light curable resin. Its advantage over the Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) printers I usually use is that you can get a ton more detail. It also does layers so fine they’re almost unnoticeable, unlike FDM printers.

The 3d model image on the left is interactive

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