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From our Boot to Yours

Posted by on 9:00 am in 3D Capture, collaborative projects, Digital Modeling & Fabrication, Five Ton Crane | 0 comments

From our Boot to Yours

Season’s Greetings. I’ve been working on Storied Haven in different ways since 2015, when I helped Bree Hylkema and Five Ton Crane build it.   At the time, my interest in photogrammetry was really taking off, and I determined that the boot would make an excellent subject. I’ve had a few opportunities to take photos of it over the years, but it took until just recently where I had the combination of ample quality photos, suitable software, and some way that I could present my model with a bit of storytelling that is somehow...

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Storied Haven is Picture Perfect

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Storied Haven is Picture Perfect

Here is a quick turntable video of an ongoing photogrammetry project of mine. I helped build Storied Haven, along with a team of artists from 5 Ton Crane lead by Bree Hylkema. This is an immersive two story sculpture filled with detailed artworks delving into fairytale mythology. This model was computed from a few hundred photos in Reality Capture and cleaned up just a little in...

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Portland Love

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Portland Love

The city of my birth holds a big place in my heart. Within, Forest Park holds a special mystique. After living for 20 years in a cabin in the middle of the wilderness of Canyon, just outside of Oakland, I can well imagine what wonders lie in those deep woods.  The contrast between nature and industry has always beguiled me. I’m particularly enchanted by scenes of nature taking over rusty and antiquated architecture and machinery. More on that...

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Model-No.

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Model-No.

Where did I go? Here I am! After honing my hand-craft and digital fabrication skills everywhere from my home studio to Mythbusters to the Digital Fabrication Lab at the U.C. Berkeley College of Environmental Design, I’ve landed a home at Model-No. What is Model-No.? We make custom furniture with large-scale 3D printers! I have been enjoying the last year as the 3D printing lead on team of designers, engineers, and fabrications specialists. Come check out our product configurator, where you can customize your furniture by shape, size,...

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Capturing 3D Models from Google Earth using Photogrammetry

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Capturing 3D Models from Google Earth using Photogrammetry

These are models I started doing back around 2014. I was looking to capture some of the gorgeous geometry I could visit on my flat screen in Google Earth. Now I can visit them in VR, change the lighting, see them with or without photo texture, 3D print them, or use them as the basis for further modeling. Google Earth Captures by diffdaff on Sketchfab UC Berkeley College of Environmental...

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Building Better Boxes

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Building Better Boxes

I got tired of seeing my plastic totes fall apart every few years and go to the dump. When I found a bunch of discounted aluminum channel, I knew it was time to build a better box. In fact, I built six of them. I cut them out of 1/4″ birch plywood with a Mars 130 laser cutter and finished them off with hardware from diyroadcases.com. Design was a cinch with custom files created on makercase.com. I used the finger joints design option for extra strength. The box was glued together, trimmed with riveted ball-corners, and finished with...

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Benchmarks from the Bean

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Benchmarks from the Bean

Here are a few shots of my first successful print on my new lcd printer from Kudo3D–the Bean. Overall I am extremely impressed with the print quality of the Bean. At .050 mm layer height (50 microns), the layers are imperceptible–just smooth beautiful surfaces and crisp, sharp edges with fine detail. The rough edges at the bottom of the Rook are a result of my hasty removal of the support raft, which does not separate cleanly like I’m used to with an FDM printer. There was an uncured bubble of resin at the bottom of the...

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Passenger Side: Montana

Posted by on 5:15 pm in Photography | 0 comments

Passenger Side: Montana

What do you get when you combine photography, illustration, comic books, and a drive-through big sky country? I got inspired. The cats out of the bag. It’s no secret anymore. I love photography. I’ve used it as a tool for a long time, but rarely put it forth as a solo medium to express myself. I’ve always had a strong eye for composition, and as my photography skills catch up, I am amassing quite a collection of pictures. I’ve decided it’s time to start sharing them. Visual storytelling is also a passion of mine. I shot all of these photos...

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Freshies, Kittens & 3D Printing!

Posted by on 2:22 pm in Inspiration | 0 comments

Freshies, Kittens & 3D Printing!

Wishing you all good fortune in the new year and pausing to celebrate my own. I got back on skis over the New Year holiday after several years of not skiing, and it was great on all counts. On the ephemeral level, I shredded powder. In pure data terms, gps said 46.9mph–also pleasing. I got to give a beginners lesson too, which was a good reminder of fundamentals. Here I make some quick turns: Photos: Eric Anderson I had a lot of fun photographing Montana out the car window–kind of like a combination between sports, portrait, and landscape....

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Asian Art Museum: My Photogrammetry Models

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Asian Art Museum: My Photogrammetry Models

I have been hard at work polishing my skills with 3D capture and re-construction. This has been a part of my regular creative process for several years now, but beyond showing off my resulting 3D prints every year at Maker Faire, I haven’t done anything to publish or publicize my models. I decided it’s time to change that. These are too much fun to keep to myself and I think, too beautiful as well. I’m grateful to the original artists’ skill and inspiration and hope I can do them justice by offering my best possible...

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