Transformers Logo 3D Print

May 16, 2017 |  by  |  3D, 3d Printing, Modelling  |  No Comments

My son has been fascinated by the 3d printer since we built it together. He told me he wanted to print something and I said he could as long as he modelled the object himself. So he made this transformers logo(6.5cm) in sketchup a simple easy to use 3d modelling software, great for kids. I have asked him to do a write-up, explaining how he made it, for other kids. #3d #3dprint #3dprinting #kids #activities #3dModeling #fun #sketchup #prusai3 #transformers #autobots

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Vaisakhi Sculpture

April 15, 2017 |  by  |  3D, 3d Printing, Sculpting, Zbrush  |  No Comments

A new sculpture I have been working on for vaisakhi. It is meant to represent "Ek Oangkaar – satgur prasad" = "All from one – realised with the grace of the Guru". #ekonkar #amrit #satguru #kirpa #parshad #grace #spirituality #panjpyare #amritdhari #digitalsculpt #3dprint #3dprinting #sculpture #artsikh

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3D Zirah Bouk Dagger (Armour piercer)

3D Zirah Bouk Dagger (Armour piercer)

October 23, 2016 |  by  |  3D, 3DS Max, interactive, Modelling, Texture Mapping  |  No Comments

Digital 3D Zirah Bouk – dagger. 19th century, Northern India. Finest diamond shaped Pattern Welded steel blade built to penetrate chain mail. Ivory handle with gold Koftghari floral motifs.

Part of a project to create digital assets to highlight relics and artefacts and in turn preserve heritage

Punjabi Alphabet Papercraft Model

Punjabi Alphabet Papercraft Model

August 28, 2016 |  by  |  3D, PaperCraft  |  No Comments

Punjabi alphabet paper craft 3D model. This is a prototype for printable alphabet templates that can be used by parents and teachers for teaching Punjabi. Print, cut, fold, glue then decorate. You can print on a4 but ideally a3 and I would recommend printing them on card

I find that a quick drying tacky glue is always easier then normal PVA glue and also you can get a thin double sided sticky tape that can also be useful.

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I need some help developing these – if anyone is willing to test these out with their kids and give some feedback I would really appreciate it. It is better to print in A3 on a minimum of 200gsm card.

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Download from the link below 
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and you can also get the Harimandir Sahib papercraft here.

Khalsa Action Figure Toy

Khalsa Action Figure Toy

July 19, 2016 |  by  |  3D, 3d Printing, Action Figures, Gaming, Modelling, Sculpting  |  1 Comment

This is a prototype i have been working on for a while and i just had to share it. Next project in the works khalsa action figure toy for DADS… I mean for the kids – yeaaaahhhhhh !

This one’s for all them dads who watched He-Man and ThunderCats (proper cartoons) back in the day and wished for a Sardar Khalsa action toy.

It’s still a long way off yet, in prototyping stages at the moment but will get there, be ready for a pangah !

 

Ichthyosaur Interactive at Thinktank

Ichthyosaur Interactive at Thinktank

May 5, 2016 |  by  |  3D, Modelling, Sculpting, Simulation  |  No Comments

I was commissioned to create a 3D interactive for the opening of a major new gallery at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum for their Marine worlds Gallery. The exhibition would see the skeleton of the UK’s largest example of Ichthyosaurus laid out in full for the first time ever.

Ichthyosaurs were marine predators that looked a lot like dolphins but they were actually reptiles. The skeleton had just been the focus of a two year conservation and research project, revealing that it was the largest Ichthyosaurus in the UK and potentially a new species.

The existing hardware that the interactive was to run on was hooked upto 4 monitors and was being repurposed from an older exhibit. The system was quite old so the interactive had to run at a lower resolution and utilise limited graphics and memory resources. after a few tests on the existing machinery we decided to opt for an animated virtual model with key hotspots, which when clicked gave details about findings from the skeletal renovation.

We first created a 3D model from a conceptual drawing produced for the exhbition. The model was then rigged to a virtual skeleton and then animated and then animated to swim through an underwater scene that we had created in a realtime engine.

The kiosk only had a rollerball for moving the mouse and one button for functions so we had to make the interactive work within these parameters. We allowed users to rotate the 3D model using the rollerball and select key points that would pop up when the camera was near them. An information sheet would display on the screen allowing the user to learn more about the ichthyosaur and the fossil.

The hardest part of the project was making the project look decent on old hardware but we managed to get good performance and an engaging experience for visitors despite the limitations.

3D Interactive Design : Taran Singh
Graphic Design: Kam Samra
Programming support: Divkaran Singh
Special Thanks : Dave Rowan & Luanne Meehitya