Who Owns the Replicator?

Over the past several weeks, we in the Digital Heritage group have been centering our discussions around 3D scanning and printing of¬†cultural heritage artefacts. For the most part, the introduction of these technologies and the techniques which surround their use has been viewed in a positive light. For many, indeed for at least most science…

The Ultimate File Corruption – I’m in for a Long Night

The unthinkable has happened. After so many warnings about the potential for 3Ds Max to potentially corrupt your files, and to save multiple versions, I’ve been faced with a slew of my files which now no longer open. We’ve been using onedrive to organize and share our work, and as a file sharing option it’s…

The End is Near…So Why Not Create a New Stage

It’s the last day of this modelling project now and the mind actually boggles at how much is left to do. Good news, when using one of the newer lab computers here in Iontas my clock tower file isn’t corrupt. Bad news, there’s still a lot more files to go through and merge still, and…

Need Bulking Up? 3D Repositories

It’s coming closer to the project deadline, so I have to begin cutting my losses in terms of models I’ve been trying to rework without success. Today, that means scrapping my flag models and attempts to apply wave modifiers in an effort to make them look more realistic. I have never been happier to find…

This Cloth Modifier will be the Death of Me

8 weeks ago, we were assigned a 3Ds Max tutorial that called for us to design a simple chair – wood, straight-backed,¬†four-legged, cushion…pretty straightforward. Until you hit the final touches, and they wanted you to lie a cloth over the back of it. No matter what I did, changing the parameters for the cloth, the…

Rendering that the Rebel Alliance would be Proud of

Well I’m back at it again with this clock. As much as it’s coming together, and I’m trying not to nitpick at details, there’s still so much to do! I did however make the decision that one nitpick was warranted – I absolutely hated how the gold foil engraved pieces were looking, so it was…

The Dark Side of Victorian Flags

The good thing I’ve found about working with 3Ds Max for this project is that, as a person that thrives with practical work, I can have a tangible (if something digital can be considered tangible….but that’s for a different argument) piece of work done at the end of each modeling session that is proof of…

The Modelling Monologues, Victorian Clock Tower – Take 2

Back at it again today with modeling the clock tower and being faced with the fact that the most complicated part isn’t actually the construction, but rather keeping track of all the pieces I’ve got going. Apparently, victorian opulence means tremendous detail…who knew? Besides the major parts of the structure, the columns, counters, and roof…

Back to Basics

So I’m a twenty-seven year old PhD Candidate, and apparently triangles still trip me up…how did I not see this coming? After drafting the main hall’s clock tower I then moved on to some of the other display cases I was able to see in the available lithographs – namely, a ten sided glass case…

Drafting, Tea, and Strepsils for the Win

The one thing about living with five housemates is that when one gets sick, its only a matter of time until we all are. So, what do you do when you’re stuck in bed and can’t get to the 3Ds Max lab? Drink copious amounts of tea, down strepsils like they’re going out of style,…