This was an exercise in generating gcode for 3d printing using Grashopper. Different support generation was explored, creating continuous 3d toolpaths, and 5-axis geometry.
3d printed, CNC cut and laser-cut photos using Autodesk's DynamoBIM and HSMWorks.
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Parametric Kerf is an exploration of laser-cut lattice hinges. Patterns are generated along a 3d curved surface then flattened to be laser-cut.
Bloom lamp is constructed from individual strips of a rigid material. Lattice hinges are parametrically applied to each strip to account for the curvature and intensity of each bend.
How to design 3d printed glasses from a 3d scanned lens using Autodesk's 123D Catch.
Make Magazine: http://makezine.com/projects/make-42/3d-printed-eyeglasses/
Strips is a parametric model for panelized lamp shades. The spiral form is created by identical strips of laser-cut material and each strip is attached by interlocking tabs.
Elements is a 3D printed installation for a good friend Timothy Lipton. As part of his Artist in Residence at Autodesk, Tim created a living wall with 3D printed flower pots.
The design is based on a algorithm to generate spiraled forms that follow the irrational number Phi. At the base is a hexagon, the foundation of the flower of life. The hexagon is then scaled, rotated and subdivided at a ratio equal to Phi.