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Happy Holidays! (Week 23)

Last week I lost my job, girlfriend and wrecked my car. But luckily I was able to get a 3d modeling job in a company where all the other employees work part time because they all have other full time jobs. I am basically the only full time employee working out of the office.   This was very strange to me at first as I arrived on Monday morning to an empty office and basically had to onboard... read more »

Download The Porsche Cayman S 3D Model FREE

Porche is offering their Porsche Cayman S 3D Model in stl format as 3d printing data. The idea is to encourage 3D enthusiast to create, print and colorize your personal Cayman S. You can download the file here and submit your 3d print results at: http://www.porsche.com/international/cayman_3d read more »

How to Get Hired as a 3D Artist (Week 22)

Last Saturday was our company’s Christmas party and as you know if you read my last weeks post, I was wondering if I should take my girlfriend Katrina to the event.  I chose to do so only because she insisted that she wanted to be there. It was a great event as there were a lot of creative type people gathered there. I was seated at a fun table with other 3d artists, VFX guys and... read more »

Your Smartphone as a 3D Scanner

  3D scanning aims to capture the geometry of the 3D world. However, most existing solutions require a complicated setup, are often hard to use and might not always work outdoors. Marc Pollefeys, professor at the Institute for Visual Computing and his group found a way to develop a software that works with existing smartphone technology that allows the user to scan a 3D model almost as easy... read more »

Selfie Of A 3D Artist (Week 21)

On Tuesday, I received a selfie of Marie. She was topless and sent it to me while in the office with a text message saying “Lets do lunch baby”. For those of you that don’t know what a selfie is it is a photograph of yourself taken with your camera phone by you. Now, Marie and I work together but last week at a night club we kinda made out while I was under the influence of... read more »

Now You Can Make a Perfect 3D Model from the Palm of Your Hand

MIT researchers have developed handheld milling machines, also known as the FreeD, that allow users to maintain a level of personal style while also ensuring that the final product is still recognizable as a piece of artwork. Using the same principles as a 3D printer, the machine relies on a 3D model on a computer. Rather than creating an object out of layers of plastic, however, it only removes... read more »

3D Artists Can Have Fun Too! (Week 20)

With the Thanksgiving holidays, this week was pretty slow. Most people took off on vacation and the rest of us had more time to goof around in the office. We had our annual potluck celebration and I was tasked with bringing a dessert treat. I chose to bring almond pound cake and brought two cakes to the office.   As soon as my office cubicle mate, Robert “The Glutton”, saw the... read more »

Smithsonian Makes 3D Imaging Push

The Smithsonian Institution is launching a new 3D scanning and printing initiative to make more artifacts accessible to schools, researchers and the public worldwide. read more »

Working As A 3D Modeler (Week 19)

Last week I started a new contract 3d modeling job and was unfortunate enough to have a weird guy sitting next to me in the next cubicle.  Now, it has been a while since I worked in an office environment and so having to wake up early to go into the office everyday has really been stressful as I am used to doing a lot of my 3d modeling work at night and staying up late into the early hours... read more »

3D-Printed Gun Made Out Of Metal

Every part of the gun except for the springs is made with "direct metal laser sintering," or DMLS, a technology that constructs metal parts from a 3D design by blasting powdered metal with a laser. read more »

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