Saturday, December 16, 2017

.: Star Trek : Transference of Objects and Organisms : Data Stream

This idea stems from the teleportation technology in the Star Trek universe. I decided to take their nearly instantaneous form of transference and alter it in a way that seemed more akin to the transfer of data. Though equally instant, this model of the process focuses more on the deconstruction and then reconstruction of matter; breaking down materials by small bricks, or even possibly strings of information/data. This creates an erosion-like effect during teleportation that is sped up many times over. Two-dimensionally, it might even be akin to something like de-fragging a computer. (Re-structuring and re-ordering of information cleanly).

For this particular model, I have decided to show the 'in-process' transference of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard. A bust of Capt. Picard (what has been teleported of him so far) sits atop a base along with larger blocks/crystal-like pillars of data being reorganized into the physical form that he normally takes. It is a freeze frame of all the data (DNA, etc.) that constitutes Picard, being broken down and then brought back/reformed in its entirety.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Star Trek: Brainstorming in Space

Create an in-between of the Teleportation Process


Newer, vortex-like transition.

Deconstructive process during the transition.

Create a base for the figure/bust similar to this platform.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Weekly Debrief 04 .:. Addition to Paper

Red And Blue :.

For the paper project, I would like to allow the CNC to draw designs on the paper as opposed to just allowing it to outline the pieces that need to be cut out.

Red and Blue are the colors that I would like the additional designs on the paper to be. The main outline may be in blue since the red may not overlap it as easily and cause the aesthetic to be lost.

In order for me to realize this, I would like to attempt a pen swap at some point during the CNC drawing. It may be better if I chose which parts I want the CNC to draw out in blue first (main outline mostly) and pause it, having it switch to the red pen for the interior designs. Or possibly in combination.

I may do a basic 3D shape in Sketchup and have each individual side illustrated in the Red and Blue by the CNC. Still working on this idea.

Here is an example of non-overlapping Red and Blue Ink drawing that is similar to what I'm hoping to achieve on the white paper surface.

The Red and Blue never truly overlap, yet still create a nice contrast.
There may still be a chance for more complex folding with the
drawing being on the different facets of the sculpture.

Weekly Debrief 03 .:. Paper Project


Website for your viewing pleasure:

What I find most interesting about Sweeney is that most of his works have the appearance of being made of a single piece of paper. Some of his forms are architectural, while others are purely organic; sometimes his paper sculptures and installations take on properties of both geometric and organic objects/creatures/formations.

Almost has a whisp-like quality to it. Reminiscent of a phantom or woman with a flowing dress.

Geometric and organic. Honey anyone?

Microscopic, or perhaps even floral. Carnations etc?

Reminds me of something porous, like bone marrow.

Brittle structures akin to fungal spores and whatnot.

Interior view of canyons and caverns

Snowflakes and structure of ice perhaps

I do believe that I may have to end up using SketchUp for this sort of project, but given the curved nature of most of these, that may end up not even being necessary.

Weekly Debrief 02 .:. CNC

How to get your work done (Printed, fabricated, etc.) :.

  • Finish/draw model
  • Contact print tech
    • File correctly formatted
    • Time estimate
  • Calendar

Some Words :.

  • CNC  |Computer (and) Numerical Control|
  • CAD  |Computer Aided Drafting|
  • CAM  |Computer Aided Machining|
  • Rhino  |Software for use in class on CNC|
    • 3D-M (3DM)  |Rhino native file type|

Some Technical CNC Use Instructions :.

  1. OPEN .ai file (Native Adobe Illustrator  file type) in Rhino.
    • Make sure that file is using Inches as units
    • Change to ALL FILES from drop down menu and find file.
  3. Do you want to PRESERVE UNITS?
    • Ratio of 1 inch to 1 Rhino Unit is standard for project
    • Machine will ONLY pay attention to VECTORS  (ignores fill)
  4. SELECT STOCK (material that you are using)
    • Put in dimensions of material
    • (z alignment is top)
  6. Create a WORK ZERO
    • Zero face is "highest z"
    • (can alternate tools)
    • Wood 25 | 90 degree setting
    • (can IGNORE the spin speed for drawings with writing utensil)
  9. LOAD FROM TOOL (speeds up drawing slightly)
    • Cut Control / Total Cut Depth
      • Set to 1/100"
      • Can check clearance plane to see if its mm or inches
    • Aqua Lines (contact with material)
    • Red Lines (tool travel)
    • (should green flatness when viewing 3D drawing in profile from side.)
      • Bumpiness or abnormality is bad (re-draw in illustrator?)
  12. SETUP  (right click)
    • NAME FILE using proper naming conventions
      • ex:    lastname_file01
    • Choose location for file
    • HIT POST
    • setup rubber for creating vacuum
    • (plugs for vacuum in grey cabinet near classroom door)
    • VERTICAL blue valves signify OPEN VACUUMS
    • Router should be off for drawing tools
    • insert tool
    • Set X,Y,Z zeroes
    • Put on safety goggles or eyeglasses and ear protection
    • Silver switch activates vacuum
    • Begin drawing process

Tuesday, September 5, 2017