CDG - The Costume Designer

Fall 2015

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Fall 2015 The Costume Designer 27 Screen capture of a 3D scan using the 123D Catch App. A 360° series of photos are taken with a smartphone camera, and the app stitches them together into a 3D model of the object. The final print file is sent to a 3D print- ing service provider, in this case, Staples. Printing prices for a 1"x 3 / 4 "x 3 / 4 " object ranged from $7 for plastic to $267 for polished silver, with turnaround times starting at three business days. Background forms created by Nervous System: Hyphae Crispata #1 and Florescence Ornata 2. The scan is imported into a design program, in this case, Mesh- mixer, where it can be resized and manipulated. The software can also identify and fix potential trouble spots (holes in the structure, overhanging pieces that would need supports, etc.) A base is added from the sofware's set of preprogrammed objects, and the object is exported into a 3D print file.

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