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Module Three - Fabrication Lucy Watson Student No. 584866 Semester 1/2012

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Reflection on Module One and Two Headings Century Gothic 14 pt In module two, I struggled with the rhino software, and was not happy with Body Text theCentury design IGothic ended10 upptwith as it was nothing like what I wanted to deliver. Therefore after module two I decided to work very hard at getting to know and understand the Rhino software so I could complete a design I was happy with. After deciding this, I played around with different controls and settings in the software, and explored my original design further. I decided to stretch this design to make it more complex. I did this by producing more contours above the original, therefore adding more interest to the design and allowing me to play with it more.

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2D Panelling Headings Century Gothic 14 pt Body Text Century Gothic 10 pt Annotation Century Gothic 6 pt

After playing around with more contour lines above the design, I then lofted it and reached my final base, which I could explore further. I liked this base design as it wasn’t too complex, therefore allowing me to control different aspects of it, but complex enough to produce and interesting effect. I began playing with basic paneling after successfully lofting the design.

Firstly I did simple rectangular panels, and then trailed triangles and diamonds before moving onto custom 2D paneling, where I explored with such shapes as stars and circles.


3D Panelling Headings Century Gothic 14 pt playing BodyAfter Text successfully Century Gothic 10 ptwith 2D paneling, I then moved onto 3D paneling, which I found to be much more complex. Annotation Century Gothic 6 pt


3D Panelling Headings Century Gothic 14 pt Body Text Century Gothic 10 pt Annotation Century Gothic 6 pt

After trailing 3D shapes such as cones, boxes and cylinders, I decided that I much preferred 2D paneling to 3D panels. This was not just as it was much less complex, but I also liked the simplicity of the 2D design, and preferred the clean, geometry of those designs. I explored further with this and settled on a triangular design.


Triangular 2D Design Headings Century Gothic 14 pt Body Text Century Gothic 10 pt After trailing 3D shapes such as cones, boxes and cylinders, I decided that I much preferred 2D paneling to 3D panels. This was not just as it was much less complex, but I also liked the simplicity of the 2D design, and preferred the clean, geometry of those designs. I explored further with this and settled on a triangular design.

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I wanted to create perforations within each triangle, but couldn’t get it to work as I desired in rhino, so decided I would create these manually once the design was printed, which would allow more freedom with where each perforation would go and what size it would be.


Finned Edges Headings Century Gothic 14 pt Body Text Century Gothic 10 pt Annotation Century Gothic 6 pt

I experimented with finned edges, to see what effect this gave, but decided this wasn’t necessary, and too complex.


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Layering and colouring Headings Century Gothic 14 pt Body Text Century Gothic 10 pt Annotation Century Gothic 6 pt

After coming up with my final design, I then began the unfolding process in preparation for sending my file to the fablab to be printed. To do this, I firstly had to group each row together, and made each row have its own layer, and colour coded these layers. This allowed the unrolling process to be much easier, as I was able to see clearly which layer had been unrolled and which hadn’t.


Unrolling after lining each row Gothic out, I then 14 added Headings Century pt tabs manually to each unrolled face, I surrounded each face with a tab as I knew that any that weren’t

needed, I could remove later. I also grouped each unrolled surface with a number, to make the construction process easier. thenCentury drew three boxes of measurements 90cm by 60cm, and then evenly placed each unrolled face into the boxes, along with their individual BodyI Text Gothic 10 pt numbers, ensuring there was enough space between each unrolled face and also the edges of the box. Annotation Century Gothic 6 pt


Preparation for FABLAB Headings Century Gothic 14 pt Body Text Century Gothic 10 pt To prepare my file for sending it off to the lablab, I removed all unneeded layers, and was then left with twenty different shaped unrolled faces in three different groups, for each page. I then created three new layers; default, cut and score. The score layer I coloured red, the cut blue, and default I left black. The outside tabs I selected and labeled them cut, with every few line being a score line, so that when I collected it from the fablab, the pieces wouldn’t all fall out. The folding lines I labeled score. I also labeled the score. My document was then ready to send to the fablab.

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Prototype Headings Century Gothic 14 pt Body Text Century Gothic 10 pt Annotation Century Gothic 6 pt

For my prototype, I trialled different things before using them on my final model. I tried different glues, such a craft glue, and found that this did not set quickly enough and didnt glue very well. I then decided to try super glue, which I found ideal as it dried very fast and was very strong.


Prototype Headings Century Gothic 14 pt I also trialledGothic different ways of shining the light source to achieve the best Body Text Century 10 pt effect. I liked it when the light created a pattern on the wall, so I directed the light so it would shine out of the perforations, to allow this to happen. Annotation Century Gothic 6 pt

I trialled creating perforations in my prototype and found this quite easy to do, and liked the freedom I had. I was able to experiment with different shapes to see what effect they created.


Cutting Headings Century Gothic 14 pt Body Text Century Gothic 10 pt After collecting my document from the fablab, I then took it home and began to manually construct my lantern. I firstly began to cut out each piece using a Stanley knife.

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Perforations Headings Century Gothic 14 pt BodyI Text 10 pt thenCentury began Gothic to cut out different shaped triangles in the panels to form the perforations for my lantern. I did this Annotation Century Gothic 6 ptmanually using a Stanley knife, and found this worked well as I had more control over the desired shapes and sizes of the perforations.


Construction Headings Century Gothic 14 pt Body Text Century Gothic 10 pt Annotation Century Gothic 6 pt

I then began to construct my lantern using super glue. I followed the screen capture of my design in order to help me put each of the pieces together correctly. I also wrote the number of each piece on in grey lead to guide me.


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Precidents Allianz Arena - North of Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Headings Century Gothic I14 pt that it looked quite similar, After my design was complete, found or had similarities to the Allianz Arena. I was more the circular shape BodyofText Gothic 10 pt theCentury arena that it reminded me of, rather than the texture of the building, but even this had similar qualitites. Also the way it lights up reminded me Annotation Century Gothic 6 ptor it.

The Louvre in France shows similar qualitites to my lantern, such as the triangular formation in which it is formed, and the effect it gives when it lights up. Although the triangle design seems quite simple, it creates a very nice effect when teamed with light.


Final Model Headings Century Gothic 14 pt Body Text Century Gothic 10 pt Annotation Century Gothic 6 pt


Reflection Headings Century Gothic 14 pt Body Text Century Gothic 10 pt I really enjoyed module three, although I found the unrolling of my design quite difficult, I really enjoyed putting my lantern together and having a physical model of my work. It was very rewarding seeing the hard work Annotation Century Gothic 6 pt pay off. From my prototype I decided to have my card cut using the card cutter instead of the laser cutter, as I didnt like the lines the laser cutter left behind. I also learned that I should use super glue instead of craft glue for my final model. Looking back at the past modules, I realised that I had forgotten my original inspiration for my lantern, but as we were forced to go about the assignment in a certain way, I could see my inspiration carried through to my final design. The way the light shines through the perforations expresses the silhouette of a snowflake falling in the winter. The white paper also expresses my inspiration, as well as the triangular perforations cut out in a seemingly random way.


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