This is where we were in the midterm:
In the past two weeks, we were trying to rebuild the form by hexagon cells and kangaroo, add pattern on the form and prepare for laser cut.
We succeeded in finding the form and flatten the hexagon shapes:
But there are some imperfections of the form,
Such as the seam bisecting some hexagons:
And, some borders are missing:
We may need to divide some large shapes for the full scale model:
We tried to superimpose the pattern on the form,
But the pattern was only compatible with few sections. We think it was because the settings of the pattern need to be adjusted. We will work on that after the scale model.
For the 1/4 scale model, we use fewer pieces (127 pieces instead of 315 pieces for the full scale model)
and all thin chipboard
My partners will contribute more information shortly.
Digital toolbox (http://digitaltoolbox.info/) has tutorial videos about orient surface for laser cut, make text tag and other cool stuff. Ben mentioned that website in a previous post. It gave our group a big help about how to generate the laser cut file.
I feel some groups are struggling with the same problem as us in this week, hope this can help :D
Our idea is making the shape half stand on the grand, half hang on the ceiling.
I am trying to simplify Justin’s pattern file, but it not totally work on the final surface. the same file works on the test model.
I team with Justin and Edeline. There are some ideas about the shape and location of our work.
Team member: Justin, Edeline and me.
This idea is about a fold-able screen for generating an temporary space in the exhibition or for other use.
Pattern are effected by the distance and shape of frames.
Another idea is about 3D weave pattern.
These are some original ideas, after our meeting, we are going to combine some ideas together to generate our 3 proposals.