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"
These samples basically are the development of the samples I made last time, which is the metal plates with holy colors on it. This time I used holy fabrics attached on the holy metal plates. I think fabric could make it more like skin textures. But visually this result is not better than last samples, […]Read more "Another way of translating lizard skin"