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3D Light Painting/Sculpture #1

"3D Light Painting/Sculpture #1"
3D Stereo Sequence for Lenticular Output
3D Modeled Scene, Rendered in Strata Design 3D CX

Back in the virtual studio again. This time with Strata 3d CX, my favorite for abstracts. This is a new approach I'm experimenting with. Instead of texturing my 3D objects, I'm leaving them white and painting them with lights. In this piece, I used four infinite light sources, one red, one blue, one yellow and one green at 90 to each around the edge of the scene. I used just four shapes to create the scene. One was a boolean slice from a sphere and is the three bands wrapping the clear sphere (the second shape) at the bottom left and elsewhere, the third was the claw-like shape created from a lathed shape, and finally the last shape is a pyramid within which the entire scene and camera are located. The angle of the pyramid determined the color of the sides. In order for the front objects to stand out in depth against the pyramid, I placed a point light source in the middle of the scene with a grid gel map. This created the lighter grid lines on the surfaces of the pyramid.

The combination of lighting and the choice of the renderosity render yielded these amazingly soft pastel colors. I like the look so willl probably attempt to create some more. They take a bit over an hour per frame to render, so testing is a little more time consuming.
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I've started a GoFundMe drive to raise money to add some high tech tools to my studio. I'd like to offer access to these tools to the members of the contemporary art group to which I belong, as well as other artists in the Rochester area interested in exploring, learning and collaborating on projects using these tools. I've already ordered the first device and expect delivery within the next two months. That first tool is a 3D scanner/digitizer for converting real world objects into their digital equivalents. I'd also like to add a 3D printer, and have found one, in a UV curable resin printer. Just recently, I ran across a pen plotter that can print on just about anything and do calligraphy, drawing and much more. I think it could become an invaluable tool to the group for things like posters, labels for artwork, invitations, name cards, etc. The last tool I plan to add is a table top router/milling machine. Another way to output digital creations in wood or metal.

I would really appreciate any donation, no matter how small, to help complete my goal of creating a high tech resource for Rochester area artists. Please Help Out!

Here is a link to my GoFundMe Campaign "Digital Tools for Artists".

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