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Finally, my sculptural light design arrived! [message #43581] Tue, 07 February 2012 01:15 UTC Go to next message
avatar SaGaDesign  is currently offline SaGaDesign
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One more bit of 3d-print related excitement in my home today.

This sculptural light design took a lot of tweaking to make 3d-print ready, and finally the first prototype arrived from Shapeways. The renders of the original design are meant to be quite large pieces, made in stainless steel and gold-plating, but this first prototype is a small 5"x5" in scale and printed in polyamide.

Quite happy with how close it resembles the renderings. Would love to hear your thoughts!

The first 2 images are photos of the actual 3d-print, the bottom 3 images are the renderings.

-Saad
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Re: Finally, my sculptural light design arrived! [message #43587 is a reply to message #43581 ] Tue, 07 February 2012 02:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar denali3ddesign  is currently offline denali3ddesign
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It's gorgeous! I like how you really played to 3D printing's strengths, the lacy pattern probably can't be made any other way and is a central part of the design.

How do you light it?

Regarding the metal version, Shapeways doesn't print stainless that big, but those would be impressive!


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Re: Finally, my sculptural light design arrived! [message #43588 is a reply to message #43587 ] Tue, 07 February 2012 03:06 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks Marcus!

That was my goal when I set out to design this thing, so I'm glad it came across in the finished version.

Here I used a small lamp as the light source, but in the final 'chandelier' versions I'll have to integrate the piece that holds the light-bulb into the exterior sculptural form.

I'm gonna try to get a stainless steel or gold-plated version as large as shapeways printers will allow. I imagine this will cost me a fortune, probably over $1000 but I think it'll be worth it to have that one polished piece. I'd love to get a series of these things arrayed in a restaurant/hotel space....

-Saad
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Re: Finally, my sculptural light design arrived! [message #43592 is a reply to message #43588 ] Tue, 07 February 2012 03:41 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I ask about the light because I just received a lamp (will post pics shortly) and am looking for a better lighting solution.

I'd love to see a large version too!


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Re: Finally, my sculptural light design arrived! [message #43593 is a reply to message #43592 ] Tue, 07 February 2012 04:02 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Oh sweet, looking forward to seeing the pics!

The easiest thing might be to just order a very basic desk lamp base, and somehow attach your light to the base.
I'm also looking for the most elegant solution to this as well....

-Saad
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Re: Finally, my sculptural light design arrived! [message #43627 is a reply to message #43581 ] Tue, 07 February 2012 17:57 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Fantastic model. five stars.
Re: Finally, my sculptural light design arrived! [message #43628 is a reply to message #43627 ] Tue, 07 February 2012 18:13 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks Juan!
I like your models, especially the iPhone case. You should put it up for sale!


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Re: Finally, my sculptural light design arrived! [message #43632 is a reply to message #43628 ] Tue, 07 February 2012 18:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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hello, thanks you too. I am waiting to receive the impression of iphone case to put on sale.
a pleasure, see you in the forums.

pd : the hat is wonderfull, super futuristic. great job.
Re: Finally, my sculptural light design arrived! [message #43644 is a reply to message #43581 ] Wed, 08 February 2012 00:26 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Looks amazing, you are going yo be famous soon!
Re: Finally, my sculptural light design arrived! [message #43660 is a reply to message #43644 ] Wed, 08 February 2012 05:19 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for the kind words, friend.
We have to take the 3d-print world by storm before it's saturated with way too many talented young designers!!

(which will be VERY soon)

So....let's get famous, quick Wink

-Saad
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Re: Finally, my sculptural light design arrived! [message #43664 is a reply to message #43660 ] Wed, 08 February 2012 12:35 UTC Go to previous message
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it's not a good idea to print it in metal. you'll never get that glossy feel you're after.. it will be heavy, small and the design requirements are much more stringent.

there's coating solutions that can make the WSF or whatever look like metal. cheaper and lighter.. apart from that the WSF itself looks pretty good, the tranparancies are an added bonus. maybe coloured? you can colour them yourself.

also, you could make bigger lights by cleverly cutting up the model, i see some symmetries so you could have a lamp made from 8 identical pieces or something. when enlarging, try keeping the thickness of the part low, it'll be cheaper AND you'll still have those transparancies to play with..


 
   
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