Wednesday, March 20, 2013

How I Spend My Saturdays

By the time I get around writing about my Saturday class, I will have run out of Saturdays, and I'm looking forward to it. I wasn't expecting my rapid prototyping class to be so intense. It practically takes up all my time and mental space. Invariably I always do something that causes the teacher to say "How did you do that?!" in a generally bad way :D I always seem to come up with the wrong solution. We're using a software package called Rhinoceros.

Here are some of the projects from the beginning. The first thing we learned was how to revolve a line into an object. Basically a line made from the object's profile can be revolved 360 degrees to make a whole object. Vases, glasses, bottles...all very easy to make! All you need to make the martini glass on the left is the profile line on the right. It's true! Stay tuned for more stuff :-)

Shaded glass Curve