Wednesday, May 27, 2009

North East Digital Artists Group - First Meeting

North East Digital Artists Group - Thanks to the primary organizers and sponsors Brad Porter and Hedi Jelev (Great Eastern Technology), organizer Ezra Cove (Mt Ida College) for hosting and 3D Designer Gustavo Fontana for presenting.

Gustavo presented “Design and Prototyping Workflow: mixing Nurbs, Meshes and SubDs - with Modo, Rhino and T-Splines”. Gustavo demonstrated the process of designing a cool pair of goggles. His workflow was fascinating. Modo's toolsets and interface seem very efficient and freeing. The retopo tools looked amazing. Gustavo exported his prototype to Rhino to do any boolen operations and convert polys to NURBS which worked ok. He then demonstrated using T-Splines to convert polys to NURBS. T-Splines did an amazing job! It was very accurate. Gustavo then passed around the audience a prototype 3D print! I'm not sure what was used to print the goggles but different resins were utilised to create clear lenses, rubbery connectors and a strap.

Can't wait to attend the next event in September.

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