Thursday, March 25

Augmented Foam Sculpting for Capturing 3D Models

I wanted to throw out a quick post about this because personally, i found it pretty interesting and i think its worth a look. I wont do this too often but i know the guy and i like to help out. His name is Michael Marner

Foam Sculpting

The inspiration for this work came out of a project we did with some industrial design students. Their job was to create some input devices for my SAR Airbrushing system. First up, we had a meeting where I showed them a very early stages of development version of the system, to give them an idea of what we were doing. They went away and came up with ideas for input devices, and in the next meeting had a bunch of sketches ready. We discussed the sketches; what we liked and what we didn’t like. Next, they brought us foam mockups of some of the designs. We discussed these, and then eventually they came back with full CAD models ready for 3D printing. They did a great job by the way. But it got us thinking:

How can we make this process better?

(go to his website to read on and leave him a comment if you enjoyed, thanks)

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