Posted: July 1st, 2010 | Author: Jessica Rosenkrantz | Filed under: design | Tags: 3dprinting, competition, reaction diffusion | 11 Comments »
I created this design yesterday for the Shapeways SIGGRAPH competition which asked designers to submit any design that costs less than $200 to 3dprint. Our submission is a sculptural vase generated by reaction diffusion, a process which simulates how chemicals diffusing across a surface react with one another to produce stable patterns.
made with Processing, rendered in Sunflow, polygons reduced to 500,000 for 3d printing with Meshlab. all free open source software!
Posted: September 23rd, 2008 | Author: Jessica Rosenkrantz | Filed under: news | Tags: competition, fan, lasercut, ponoko | 2 Comments »
Due to all of your votes, we won the Ponoko’s 10-day design challenge back in August. The prize was $1000 dollars among other things. You can read about it here: 10-day design challenge: Jewelry for Summer winners announced
Posted: July 15th, 2008 | Author: Jessica Rosenkrantz | Filed under: news | Tags: competition, fan, lasercut, ponoko | 2 Comments »
Our fan/pendant design is a finalist in the ponoko summer jewelry competition! It is number#14, transient cool. Please vote for us. If we win, we will offer the piece for sale.
here is the link for voting, be sure to fill out the poll at the bottom of the page
Posted: July 11th, 2008 | Author: Jesse Louis-Rosenberg | Filed under: design | Tags: accessories, competition, fan, lasercut, ponoko | 2 Comments »
We just entered another Ponoko competition with this fan/pendant. It was another jewelry competition, this time with the theme of summer. Working off that theme, we decided to create a pendant that transforms into a fan. A pattern is cut out of the fan which transforms on each layer, creating a moving 3D pattern when the fan is closed. This pattern is in fact a radiolaria pattern, where we have taken snap shots at regular intervals as the pattern morphs. The hexagons of the resulting patterns were divided into triangles.
The outer profile of the blade also transforms slightly creating a topographic surface when the fan is closed and a nautilus shell effect when open. The shadow looks almost like a ferris wheel, and the individual blades remind us of electrical towers. We find all of these images very summery, and I hope other people do as well. Below you can see a detail of the closed fan.