This Week in CFD

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Meshmixer 2.6 was released earlier this month and includes a feature for adding tubes to your 3D models so you can print a Stanford Bunny that shoots water from its eyes. Image from Autodesk 123D blog. Click image for article.

Meshmixer 2.6 was released earlier this month and includes a feature for adding tubes to your 3D models so you can print a Stanford Bunny that shoots friggin’ laser beams water from its eyes. Image from Autodesk 123D blog. Click image for article.

Go Mesh Yourself

At first glance it’s not obvious what artist David Adey’s Hide is. From the closeup detail below you can definitely see triangular faceting.

David Adey, Hide (detail), 2013

David Adey, Hide (detail), 2013

When you take a step back and look at the work in its entirety you still probably won’t have a clear idea of what he’s done.

David Adey, Hide, 2013

David Adey, Hide, 2013

This is a 3D laser scan of the artist’s body (75,000 triangular facets) that has been unwrapped, cut and flattened. You can read more about his intent and process here.

Sooner or later I’m going to have to delve deeper into this trend toward digitization and faceting in art and design.

No This Week Next Week

Everyone from Pointwise will in Anaheim, California next week for the Pointwise User Group Meeting 2014 followed by a fun celebration of Pointwise’s 20th anniversary.

So next Friday morning when I’d normally be writing This Week in CFD I’ll be…

  1. Exhausted
  2. At Disneyland
  3. Unthinking
  4. All of the Above

This Week in CFD will return the following week along with other blog content.

Please keep in mind that next week our response times to your sales and support questions will be longer than usual due to decreased staffing levels. And next Friday our offices are closed.

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