Re: [rp-ml] Those individuals needing an excuse to waste some time...

From: Brock Hinzmann (
Date: Sat Apr 16 2005 - 05:45:12 EEST

Actually, the one I liked the best was the one of the
hurricane. Models of the surface of the earth, as such,
are a natural application and I like them. I especially
liked the old Helisys models that looked like they were
made out of wood, with each elevation level like the grain
in the wood. They were beautiful.

But taking some other data or information, especially data
that connot otherwise be seen or sensed by humans, and
turning it into something you can actually touch and feel
is even more interesting, especially when you can turn
them into models that can be put together and taken apart
in a way that increases understanding by the use of senses
other than vision.

Brock Hinzmann

On Fri, 15 Apr 2005 14:47:24 EDT wrote:
>In a message dated 05-04-15 14:10:51 EDT,
> writes:
> On Fri, 15 Apr 2005 wrote:
> > Those individuals needing an excuse to waste some
>time on a Friday
> > might enjoy having a gander at some new relief globes
>of the earth.
> > made in a process using stereolithography by an
> > company.
> That they're hand-painted kinda takes the fun out of it
>for me...I
> presume that's where the high price comes from, since
>the globes appear to
> be molded from a 3D-printed original.
> -Sheba
> --
> Bathsheba Grossman
> (831)429-8224
> Sculpting geometry
> >>
>Hi Sheba:
>I am sorry you are disappointed, Sheba.
>I had actually thought that combining this technology
>train with that from a
>company called Solid Terrain Modeling
>( could result in
>something pretty spectacular eventually. These folks use
>inkjets to
>precisely paint overlays on 3D models. They're the only
>ones I know doing this
>commercially, but some Japanese companies have described
>similar techniques in
>The high price comes from low volume and lots of hand
>work, I'd guess.
>Hand-painted or not, I still like them. By the way, Mona
>Lisa was
>hand-painted, too, and it's pretty good.
>Ed Grenda
>Castle Island Co.
> (email)
>The Worldwide Guide to Rapid Prototyping

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