My rendering skills in Rhinoceros allow me to accurately model and document my designs. With the ability to create, edit, analyze, document, render, animate and translate curves, surfaces, and solids with no limits on complexity, degree, or size, I can competently build detailed geometries. With this knowledge, I am able to transform my ideations into realistic, computer-modeled objects.
Rhinoceros - CAD Modeling
I am a skilled Solidworks user with the ability to accurately build and replicate products. I am familiar with part-by-part constructions and CAD models with detail measurements. Efficient construction strategies often involve injection-molding considerations such as drafts, fillets, consistent wall thickness and lip detail. With this skill-set, I am able to use defined sketches to generate an object without interference, such that all components assemble seamlessly.
Solidworks - CAD Modeling
Starting with basic hand tools, my first wood assignment demonstrated patience, craft and symmetry. Given an irregularly shaped block of wood, I was instructed to chisel, plane and sand in order to create a perfect disk. I was then challenged to create a device to hold the disk using the technique of bent lamination. My next assignment was focused on carving. Given another wooden block, I was to cut and carve a vessel made of multiple pieces. With no initial plan, I approached this task with an open mind and ended up with a finished piece that exhibits a carved texture on all surfaces. I have since gained experience on the lathe, band saw, table saw, and other power machines.
In an exercise on two-point perspective, I was tasked with drawing various shapes and rotating them around multiple axes. After this experience, I am confident shuffling between perspectives, exploding views and rendering orthographic projection drawings.
Drawing helps to instill a deeper knowledge of an object, allowing designers to visualize, represent, and communicate ideas. In addition to understanding a variety of viewpoints and drawing conventions, I know the inherent strengths and weaknesses of each. With advanced drawing skills, I am able to ideate using various methods of communication to express how I experience the world.
Exploring different metals led me to examine and question the limitless possibilities of joinery and modulation. Playing with this idea of modularity, I joined thin aluminum pieces using rigid copper connectors to create a toy that can expand to that allow the toy to expand to three times its original size. In a subsequent exercise on precision, I was given a solid rectangular piece of cold rolled steel and instructions to drill, chamfer, tap and level precise measurements with the goal of aligning my block with a peer’s corresponding block.