An open source app called Blender does the hard work of computing the relief’s geometry. Blender is used mostly by the animation film industry, and thanks to integrated scripting and robust physical simulation, it’s perfect for the project’s needs. Blender sends the data back to the 3dprinter on the FABMOBs rig where the model is immediately printed.
Now, the models we build using 3-D software have lives that go far beyond the screen. They give us the ability to fabricate physical prototypes on-demand using 3d printers. The design process enabled by additive 3d printing allows us to build a strong, innate connection between digital models and physical ones. With this new design workflow, we build spaces and objects as connected prototypes.
By thinking in terms of machines, a project can logically be organized in terms of inputs and outputs. Things like data, interaction and gestures, and digital media are fed into the machine, and a project’s forms are generated as its output. This way of working is known as parametric design. It is a dominant theme in contemporary design and the contemporary design process. Parametric design and 3d printing are compatible innovation that were made in each other’s image.
The value of an ATMOStag_TILE is based on the object’s reproducibility: receiving the tile’s license gives you the rights for future uses of this unique object. We can 3D print the TILE once, for its inclusion as part of the ATMOStag_INSTALLATION, but the tile and its rights to be reproduced belong to you.