First 3D Print

First 3D Print

July 9, 2015 |  by  |  3D, 3d Printing, Architecture  |  2 Comments

My first 3D print of the Harimandir Sahib Gumut (dome) printed in SLS nylon by 3DprintUK and is 4 inches high (10cm). This was done as a quick test for future projects and also to explore converting virtual 3d models into real physical objects. I was very pleased with the quality. Subtle details can be lost on 3D prints so I will start to exaggerate details in future prints and also thicken up thin parts of the mesh.

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In comparison here is a sample from a makerbot home 3D printer. I wasn’t as impressed with the Makerbot print but I can see how useful it can be for producing prototypes.

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Light App Shortlisted for CG Architect 2015 Award

Light App Shortlisted for CG Architect 2015 Award

Light app is an Ipad application that is a fun and stimulating tool for lighting buildings by experimenting with combinations of lights to create different effects. It has recently been shortlisted for the CG Architect 3D awards 2015 in the Interactive category. if you haven’t already, then check it out…

You can view the other award nominees on the CG Architect website

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Dome 1 - Harimandar Sahib

Dome 1 – Harimandar Sahib

January 1, 2013 |  by  |  3D, Architecture, Featured, Modelling  |  2 Comments

I find the architectural details of Harimandir Sahib (Amritsar)very interesting, so I started to look at some the main elements of the structure here is a 3D model of the most common type of smaller domes which follow the perimeter of the roof.

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The Use of Game Engines in the Architectural Industry

The Use of Game Engines in the Architectural Industry

May 7, 2011 |  by  |  Architecture, Articles  |  No Comments

This article is based on my Masters thesis (M.Sc. Computer Aided Design and Construction) which explored the use of game engines within the architectural industry.

The key research proposition was to understand the extent to which architectural companies use games engines within their industry. The methodology by which the thesis was underpinned was an online questionnaire which was completed by architectural professionals of varying levels within the Midlands area of the UK. The primary aim of the online questionnaire was to understand the awareness of real-time technologies and the extent of its usage within the architectural industry.
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