I used this mould to make more connectors, buy this time I colored the rubber liquid. This kind of soft rubber is for transparent shells. This plan is still in experiment stage, not into product plan yet.Read more "Colorful rubber connectors making"
Using metal shell and 3D vacuum heat print color the surface is my plan for the first product in this stage. The results shows nice color and patterns, but as I expected, the pattern was nicer than colors. The heat print weakened the color, so I should make the color deeper in software. Another problem […]Read more "Product making process record 1"
I drew this one on a paint board attached with a textile fabric. The colors I chose are all color palette from lizard skin I researched on. I drew this pattern and re-painted it in software, showing different results. I drew these on the paint board with acrylic colors, and also re-painted in software.Read more "Drawing patterns for 3D vacuum print colors(Pictaflex)"
This blog is mainly a record for making process and some failed test pieces. The digital spread is a preparation for heat print afterwards(Pictaflex machine). Press forming the aluminum sheet and titanium sheet were failed, reason were aluminum has bad ductility so it couldn’t be formed into a half sphere; titanium is too hard to […]Read more "Test pieces recently made: Digi spread; Titanium and aluminum press forming failure; resin casting"
The shape and length of the inside connectors were adjusted with different shells. Because of the higher request of the size of them(they have to fit the shell accurately), I experimented on several methods to make them. Wax carving is not accurate especially the sphere part, so I used sphere shape product to combine the […]Read more "Methods experiments: Using 3D print, handmade and universal milling machine to make connectors"
According to my experiment, making this connectors with resin, then do 3D heat print color on it would show a comparative nice result. So I designed several patterns for printing by painting and software. These pics are my trying on print these patterns on different size.Read more "Making patterns for heat print—-Try a graphic result"
In last stage, I carved wax and using silica gel to translate lizard skin, and colored them afterwards. Based on my research on lizard foot textures and more exploration of colors, I carved another pieces of wax to translate skins. Differ from last time, I added dry color powder into liquid silica gel and colored […]Read more "Translate lizard foot skins on carved wax and color exploring"
Yesterday, we had a workshop to explore wearability. We worked as pairs, each group have ten cubes, figuring out ten ways of wearing the cube. Only one piece of other materials could be attached. We took one and a half hours to make, and show everyone our wearing ways. As a result we could see […]Read more "Innovative Wearability Brainstorm—where can you wear a cube?"
About lizard, I noticed another interesting spot, which is lizard foot. Lizard foot have different texture from other part of its body, and the texture have an obvious stripe pattern. According to this, I drew some sketches, applying this texture into my project.Read more "Research on Lizard foot and my reflection sketches"
These samples are results of 3D printed clear resin combined with silica gel casting surface. I used the carved metal piece as mould, and put silica gel on it, got a result of casting translated surface. I attached this silica surface on the 3D print shells and colored them, got a result like this purple&yellow […]Read more "Structure & translating surface samples"