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Digital Fabrication for Projection Mapping
Sat, Apr 29, 2017, 10:00 AM – Sun, Apr 30, 2017, 5:00 PM CEST
Create your own 3D object for projection mapping by using digital fabrication techniques such as 3D printing, laser cutting and CNC milling. During the two-day workshop you will learn the workflow and software needed for creating real-life objects that can be used as projection mapping surfaces or simply awesome design objects. Furthermore, we are going to projection map onto the surfaces during the workshop.
At the beginning of the workshop you will choose one digital fabrication technique to master in order to create your object of choice. We will make sure that your ambitions fit the available time. At the end of the workshop you will have a ready object and you will be able to try out projection mapping on it. Projectors and Raspberry Pi mini-computers running ofxPiMapper projection mapping software will be available at the venue. Feel free to bring your own projector and use your projection mapping software of choice.
We are going to use Blender to create 3D models, Cura or Simplify3D for slicing. FDM (Fused Decomposition Modelling) 3D printers are going to be used for printing the objects.
Laser Cutting and CNC Milling
Illustrator and InkScape will be the tools of choice for designing 2D objects. Blender with the Export Paper Model extension will be used to create foldables. VisiCut will be used to send instructions to the laser cutter. Cut2D will be used to create machine code for the CNC machine.
10:00 - 13:00 Introduction, object design
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 17:00 Object design, machine introduction
10:00 - 13:00 Object fabrication
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 17:00 Object fabrication and projection mapping
We will have delicious vegan sandwiches during lunch breaks in exchange for donations !!!
You should be familiar with one or more computer graphics tools out there. It can be Illustrator, Photoshop, Inkscape, Blender, Fusion 360, AutoCAD or anything similar to that. During the course you will take your existing skills as a foundation and build new layer of experience on top of that.
About the Author
Krisjanis Rijnieks (rijnieks.com) has been working with digital media since Macromedia Flash 4. Between then and now he managed to do many things, including creative coding, projection mapping and digital fabrication. He studied painting at the Latvian Academy of Arts and Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan; later, new media at the Media Lab Helsinki. Lately working on projects related to creative coding, projection mapping and digital fabrication. Once a year Krisjanis teaches the Digital Fabrication Studio course at the Media Lab Helsinki and has spent time at the Fab Lab Berlin while developing a resource management system for them. His main project now is the development of an open source addon for openFrameworks which allows one use the Raspberry Pi mini-computer for diverse projection mapping projects.