[Fab] Fwd: Liberated Replicator (MakerBot Replicator in portable 3D formats)

Arlen Abraham arlen.abraham at gmail.com
Sun Apr 22 21:07:45 PDT 2012


Archiving is fine by me.

If you want to get a feel for what Rhino is capable of before the
meeting, check out the work of Zaha Hadid, her stuff simply oozes
Rhino. Some of it's not my taste, some of it's rather effing rad.
She's a good example of someone who uses Rhino to make Actual Things.

Additionally, if you want a preview of some of the work that I do with
Rhino for my day job, check out http://nikolas.net

I'll also be talking about Grasshopper, which I sometimes describe as
"Max MSP for geometry" but is officially described as "a graphical
algorithm editor." It's a poorly documented but increasingly popular
free plug-in for Rhino on Windows (sorry Apple folk). You can read
more about it here if you wish: http://www.grasshopper3d.com/

--a


On Sun, Apr 22, 2012 at 15:07, tedward <arbzed at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm down!  Perhaps I can even make another attempt at archiving the talk if
> Arlen is open to that.
>
> I have to confess I haven't made much progress if FreeCAD, though I've
> gotten the impression from the video tutorials that OS X binary build is
> sufficiently out-of-date as to not have all the critical UI features.  Has
> anyone had any luck building from source on that platform?
>
> Ted.
>
> On Sun, Apr 22, 2012 at 11:46 AM, Michael Prados <mprados at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> The promised date approacheth!  I'm still into this, and available
>> Wednesday.  I've spoken with Arlen, and he is willing to introduce Rhino, if
>> that sounds good to the group.  If anyone can show us around Blender a
>> little, that might also be interesting ( any volunteers? ). Finally, I like
>> Miloh's idea of coming up with a group project to try to do something useful
>> with Freecad.
>>
>> Are other folks into this?
>>
>> -Mike
>>
>> On Mar 29, 2012 6:11 PM, "miloh" <froggytoad at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 3:17 PM, Michael Prados <mprados at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Cool, Miloh!  Is your openscad material up somewhere we can try it out?
>>>> I'll try to get some orb swarm 3d printer / laser cutter materials together.
>>>>
>>>
>>> My OpenSCAD experiments are at github.com/miloh/scad_stl
>>>
>>> There are more great examples of people using this project throughout
>>> Thingiverse (stl's) and github (readable openscad's).
>>>
>>>
>>>> Thanks, every one, for putting up with my extemporaneous presentation.
>>>> Talking about it helped to clarify my ideas, and pointed out some areas
>>>> where I want to do some more research.
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks for coming in! Ted, did you capture a copy of the talk?
>>>
>>> It's funny how swarm was good example of the projects you were talking
>>> about. It gives me some ideas...  Anyone interested in exploring the freeCAD
>>> and free CAD toolchain ecologies by taking on a project?
>>> I propose that we form a group to create an indoor Swarm fork at
>>> Noisebridge!
>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Maybe let's meet on this topic again in about a month.  It might be
>>>> interesting to hear from someone designing physical objects in Blender and
>>>> Rhino (or similar tools that grew up as "computer graphics software") who
>>>> could provide a counterpoint about their best features as design tools.
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> How about doing this again on the last Wednesday of April, the 25th?
>>> Until then, Replicator Wednesday will continue on with the usual hands on
>>> sessions designing for and with 3d replicators.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -R. Miloh
>>
>>
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