Hello Kitty (Design)

28 11 2010

This is the design of Hello Kitty 3D (Metasequoia) based on 2D drawing below:

The next picture is a render from Metasequoia:

The following video shows the various parts and angles of 3D design:

Now it’s time to create design based on Metasequoia, the templates for the papercraft model from Pepakura.

This is the template of Hello Kitty from Pepakura Model (29 cm high) in PDF format (Includes Black & Color versions):

This is the original file in pdo (Pepakura): Hello Kitty.pdo (ZIP file)

The following video shows the location of each piece in relation to the 3D model, seen in Pepakura:

Well, the next step is to print, cut, fold and glue to create the papercraft model …

See post: Hello Kitty (Model)


Lego Man (Design)

22 11 2010

I like the Lego toys, so I decided to make a model in Metasequoia.

My young son asked me to have a helmet.

This is a render picture:

But the 3D model was not enough, it’s time to make templates in Pepakura to give volume to the design.

This is the face template:

This is the template in PDF format:

This is the format version PDO: LegoMan.pdo (Zip file)

This video is an exploration of design from Metasequoia:

See porst: Lego Man (Model)

Dual Twister Ramp (Design)

19 09 2010

My first test design, in Metasequoia, is this twister ramp:

This design has four laps on a track. See the photo showing the different views in Metasequoia:

This is a animated GIF of the twister ramp:

This is a video of the twister ramp:

And this video with cars…

The problem with this design is that it only has a route entry or exit. I got the idea of crossing two ramps and this is the preliminary result:

This design is a bit loaded, so to simplify the two ramps, four laps in two rounds each.This is the final design of the Twister Dual Ramp:

See the next animated GIF:

This is the video of the final design of the Twister Dual Ramp:

This is some pictures  (renders) of the design:

This design has two laps on two track. See the photo showing the different views in Metasequoia:

See post: Dual Twister Ramp (Model)

Balance – To appreciate the weight of air

22 08 2010

Does air have weight? Of course it is!

This is a balance that I designed to appreciate the weight of air. The experiment was demonstrated by my 5 year old son at his school.

This is the design of the balance, using Metasequoia:

These are pictures of some renders:

In the following video you can see the design structure of the balance:

This is the template in PDF format:

This is the format version PDO: Balance01.pdo (Zip file)

Mirror: Balance01.pdo (Zip file)

The following video is to identify each part of the balance in the design template. We must pay attention to the red boxes that appear when selected each element of the 3D design.

Hands On!

First start with the base, adding a counterweight with several coins of 25 cents Quetzal (6 * 8 = 48 coins), about $ 1.50 USD. With cardboard circles and strips of cardboard wrapped and sealed with adhesive paper, make sure the main mast.

More and more strips of cardboard rolled form individual carriers to ensure the spin axis and the counterweight of the indicator and the arms of the balance.

In closing, the brackets are placed hooks made of paper clips.

Ready, the balance is complete!

It’s time to experiment!

First common place two balloons of equal size, one on each hook of the balance.

One can see that the arms remain horizontal balance.

It is filled with either air balloons and notes that now the balance arm that holds the balloon filled with air is lower than the side of the globe which has no air.

Meka (Papercraft) from Metasequoia

17 08 2010

This model is one of the examples that come with editing software Metasequoia 3D.

One render picture:

I took the liberty of making the template design to go on paper, using the program Pepakura.

This is the template in pdf:

If you prefer there is also the version pdo (It is lighter), which can be viewed through Pepakura: Meka.pdo (zip file)

Mirror: Meka.pdo (zip file)

The video below show the way they stuck the pieces of the robot:

More pictures….

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