| Topic: And from Philly with a "Yo"|
|And from Philly with a "Yo" [message #97243] Thu, 28 August 2014 03:43 UTC
Greetings fellow Shapewaysians / Shapies!|
I'm here because I've been drawing pictures all my life and this is now an opportunity to put those marks on paper into physical 3d form! Hurrah!
I'm a native and still resident of a large city to the south and west of the megalopolitan juggernaut that is New York known by the name of Philadelphia. So close but really actually a little too far to go for the casual meet up and brown bag type of shmooze event though I do make it out to "the City" approximately every other weekend and that frequency might increase. The Bronx, albeit, but never mind that...
My background in 3d modeling dates back to the early 90s when I worked for a boutique outfit marketing collections of 3d models distributed on CD ROM. I was the technical issue problem solver and utility program author. Our primary software was Wavefront and as a side note one of the tasks I undertook then was to write programs to manipulate obj files and to develop production processes for taking obj files and converting them to a host of other animation software formats such as 3dStudio and Lightwave and VRML and on and on. So I became passingly familiar with a whole lot of different modelers. Yet not a modeling specialist.
My toolkit today consists mainly of Adobe Illustrator, which I became very friendly with in my time as a cartographer in the late 80s, when things were still being done by hand using copy cameras and rubylith paper, and of course Blender.
I look forward to making your virtual and possibly occasional meatspace acquaintance through this institution as I forge ahead in my quest to squeeze as much detail as I can possibly get into jewelry sized objects using 3d printing.