Knots, Knots, Knots

Artists,Knot making,Reference — Ali Momeni @ 12:56 pm

Shinkichi Tajiri (b. 1923 in Netherlands)

Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd (b. 1934 in Sweden)

Eva Hesse (b. 1936 in Germany)

Nobuyoshi Araki (b. 1940 in Japan)

Marina Abramović (b. 1946 in Serbia)

Tim Hawkinson (b. 1960 in USA)
Maurizio Cattelan (b, 1960 in Italy)

Michael Beitz (b. 19xx in xx)

Adel Abdessemed (b. 1971 in Constantine, Algeria)

Paul Loebach (b. 1972 in Germany)

 

 

Theory of Effort

Reference,Theory — Tags: — Ali Momeni @ 4:49 pm

Laban Movement Analysis, named after French/Hungarian dance artist and theorist Rudolf Laban.

Diagram by Ali Momeni

Knot making

Knot making,Reference — Ali Momeni @ 4:32 pm

Knot-making references

Reducing A Mesh for Origami/Folding

Folding,Laser Cutter,Modelling — Ali Momeni @ 8:53 pm

Many of the 3d models you find in Google 3D Warehouse and Thiniverse will be too complex for folding.

This article describes a technique for reducing the number of polygons in the mesh.  It involves downloading a free program called MeshLab (available for OS X and Windows).  Follow these steps:

  1. Download the model in SketchUp format from the 3D
  2. Open the model in Rhino, Export the file as a “.obj” file (just as you do for opening it in Pepakura)
  3. Open the .obj file in MeshLab and follow the instructions in the above article
  4. Save the new/reduced mesh as “.obj” and continue wtih this file in Papakura

With this technique, I was able to take this model of a hand from the Google 3d Warehouse

and reduce it to this:

 Which I was then able to unfold with Pepakura, far more reasonably:

Origami and Folding

Folding — Ali Momeni @ 5:09 pm

ONLINE INSTRUCTIONS

BOOKS

DOCUMENTARY
  • “Between the Folds” (on imdb, in vimeo)

TOOLS

ARCHIVES OF 3D MODEL

DIGITAL FABRICATION AND ORIGAMI (advanced applications)

OTHER

 

Soft Sculpture: Wearables and beyond

Artists — Ali Momeni @ 4:58 pm

ARTISTS

CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

Welcome

Course Administration — Ali Momeni @ 8:40 pm

Hello and welcome to Soft Sculpture

Links to relevant resources for the course as well as student contributions and discussions will be posted on this blog.

Please begin by viewing the syllabus page.

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