Today, I finally picked up my concrete cast from the workshop I attended a few weekends ago. Here are the results! Clearly I have a thing or 2 to learn about finishing… I was expecting the whole thing to be mega shiny, but it was only shiny on the side of the cast which was tilted slightly towards the ground (concave face)… Also, the aggregate sunk to the bottom, giving me a very gravelly bottom (!!) and a powdery top… And I obviously didn’t vibrate it enough as there are a fair amount of air bubbles on the top faces… Still - it was a fun experiment and I think the shape is quite nice - I think it could be thinner though. It’s at least given me some ideas for the future..!
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I took a trip to see my parents this weekend & got my new camera involved. I like my camera and I like motorways - so here are some photos of the M1. Enjoy… BTW, the camera is a Ricoh GR Expert & it is very nice… Also I wasn’t driving…
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MESS - DAY#2
Today was all about refining the moulds which we made yesterday; to create something which would both withstand concrete & look awesome. I continued with the “wobbly, flexible” theme & used some slightly thinner plastic to get a few more curves & twists. The plaster test (pictured) was a bit thick, but kind of worked, had a very shiny finish & some sexy thin bits…. I’ve left the concrete version on the shelf, to set (also pictured) - & will be picking it up later next week… Let’s hope the Lime in the Concrete doesn’t melt/degrade the plastic… It was getting pretty hot when I left (about an hour after pouring). It was also much heavier than the plaster casts (not surprising I guess) & required a few more restraints. No leaks though this time! Yippee! If this works, I’ve got some fun ideas for how to take it forward… I only had 2 days to explore this method, but it’s been enough to know what works and where to push it. Whoo!
you were singing in the shower and this happened - you would surely record it - as did I. And here are the results. Something for development methinks…
This weekend, I’m doing a concrete and plaster workshop. Results of day #1 above. My rig (pictured) can rotate and slide to form a variety of ‘natural’ curves. Oooh err! I kind of think the formwork looks nicer than the things which came out… But it’s at least given me some good ideas for day #2, which is all about Concrete. Yes.
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a few views from a few things I did recently - they might be for sale… Interested? Going to stick the whole project on my website very soon…
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So - I made a funny animation of water in a rotating misty glass using blender and after effects. Bit crap, but then it’s my first time doing fluid simulation and cycles rendering..! Points if you can recognise the sample that I used in the background music..!? Anyone wanna take a guess?
WHILST YOU WERE SLEEPING…
… I should have been sleeping too, but there was a bird outside, singing really loud, so I got up, recorded him, slowed him down a bit, messed about and he sounded like this… Quite like it - One for the bank!
Bank holiday play! My mom and I messed around with some clay today & here are the results - rather fun! Who knows where this could go…»»>
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So - because I have nothing else better to do on a Friday evening, I decided to play two instances of the AFX track “PWSteal.Ldpinch.D” at the same time; one on my phone and the other on my laptop (don’t ask why). Crappy WiFi signal caused the tracks to become slightly offset… Well I liked it so much that I tried it again, but recorded it the second time and saved all the best bits! I really know how to live..! Click HERE to see how it should sound. Overall quite enjoyed my heart beat, horse race, shuffle-tastic mashup.
More experiments with blender, cubes and fabric… But check what happens at 00:07… WHAT HAPPENS?!… All cubes have the same material/physics properties, but this one cube just totally flips out. Anyone know why (and how to stop it?)… Is it a Blender bug, or am I missing something important? Suggestions welcome..! … Although, I do quite like the fabric’s reaction and the petrified cubes at the end.
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Sadly not my work, but the super work of a dude called JEROBEAM FENDERSON - Also check his channel HERE. YUM oscilloscope. I stumbled upon his work when I was watching SUPERSCOPE by one of my fave electronic artists CLARK. Hummmm ideas… Burp!
Decided to put my cubes on the tube - head on over to my CHANNEL to see more things involving Blender experiments, cubes and other such things.
just been playing with cubes ‘n’ cloths. Need to fix the physics to stop the cloth just hanging in the same formation when it leaves the cube. Nothin’ special, just impossible spacecloth…