Gallery and Blog of my 3D Designs

ShapeJS

ShapeJS is an online tool for creating complicated 3D shapes that would be difficult to design manually. These shapes can then be 3D printed by Shapeways or downloaded as a 3D file. The shapes are created with JavaScript programming code. The online tool provides a JavaScript editor and a 3D preview of the shape generated […]

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Hemesh Colorizer

In a previous post I considered using the Processing programming language to design models for 3D printing. I decided to write my own tool in Processing based on HemeshGUI for the HE_Mesh library. I’m calling the tool “Hemesh Colorizer”. The tool will allow me to interactively transform a 3D model and then colorize it for […]

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Processing

I’ve used the Processing programming language in the past for modeling various graphic designs. Processing is a simplified version of Java specifically designed for artists and designers who don’t have a programming background. I especially enjoyed experimenting with the HE_Mesh library for Processing. I thought it would be interesting to see if I can use […]

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AbFab3D

Alan Hudson posted an update about the AbFab3d toolkit on the Shapeways forum. Since I’m a software developer I thought I would take a look to see if I could use this toolkit for making some designs for 3D printing. You need to be a developer with Java experience to be able to use AbFab3D. […]

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Wired Face Design

I was inspired by Gil Bruvel’s metal sculptures. I started with the following face mesh by KungFuMasterPS. I then used Blender’s subsurf modifier on a plane to get the following projected version of the face shape. I then took the horizontal mesh edges and converted them to curves. Each curve was then filled with a […]

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Multi-Colored Airmchair

I was inspired by the bright colors of this armchair posted by design-dautore.com. I have noticed that some printed sandstone colors are very bright, even neon-like. I thought it would be interesting to use those bright sandstone colors for my own armchair design. I started with manipulating a block mesh in Blender to get the […]

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Steampunk Elephant Design

I was inspired by the mechanical elephant at Nantes. I wanted to create my own steampunk styled elephant but I had some different ideas about how to do my own version. I started by using Jeff2207′s African Elephant mode on Blend Swap. I made various changes like making the design manifold (watertight), changing the position […]

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Protecting Sandstone

As Shapeways indicates in their material portfolio, sandstone is brittle and should be kept away from moisture. I have found the final printed sandstone models to be quite strong and solid. However, I wanted to find a way to seal and protect the material. WillLaPuerta in the Shapeways forum recommended using Rust-Oleum Lacquer Spray Paint. […]

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Designing a Detailed Steampunk Android

I recently designed a steampunked Android figure in Blender. I first created a black version and then I also made a brown version. The printed sandstone model came out very nice; I was especially impressed with the details. It seems that the sandstone printer could easily handle more details. I decided to ramp up the […]

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Scaled Fish Design

I’ve been thinking of doing designs that have more rough textures and edges. I want to see how far I can push the sandstone printer that I have been doing my designs with. I came up with the idea of doing a fish and then making the fish scales in different shaped parts. The scales […]

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