Repetitive Strain Injury

I’ve constructed the latest model, sitting on the right below.

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Here are some images from the construction process.

First the slices are enlarged through projection so that the size of the pieces fits with the scale I’m working with – in this case to sit on a small chair I bought I needed the bottom to be 30 cm off the floor.

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The outlines are traced onto large cardboard sheets (6mm thick). The double ply corrugated card was bought from this packaging company

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These are cut out by hand – for this model about 200 parts.

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And glued together using PVA adhasive. To get the pieces to match accurately I mark them on each side with alignment lines as can be seen well on the foot.

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The work here is like building a huge puzzle.

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All of the processes above are liable to inaccuracy as they are dependent on variations in cardboard thickness and warp. Also the process I use is fairly quick – a day for this whole process, so the finished model will not be as objective as I initially planned – but given the abstraction in the voxelisation method (discussed previously) I think spending too long here to maintain accuracy would be inappropriate. The papier-mache outer skin, to come, will also increase the abstraction by a huge step.

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3 Responses to “Repetitive Strain Injury”

  1. yearzerowriters Says:

    I got RSI when I worked on the checkout at Tesco’s.
    Penny

  2. New 3d models « MA Visual Arts: Digital Art. Isaac Cordal. Says:

    […] make it a physical object. To do this, Tim Pickup, a classmate whose work explores the movement, he has become virtual objects into physical objects in a very interesting way. He will help me to convert a model made in Poser on a set of separate lines. Thus could try to […]

  3. Splitting a form into slices « MA Visual Arts: Digital Art. Isaac Cordal. Says:

    […] You can see Tim’s work using this technique in the following url: https://timpickup.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/repetitive-strain-injury-2/ […]

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