3D Render of Earth is a piece consisting of voids representing the geographical differences of the Earth and bold colors inside of those voids representing cultural diversity. It is composed of acrylic plastic, cut into pieces using Photoshop and a laser cutter, painted with acrylic paint, and glued together in the appropriate formation.
Step 1: Create the Outline Using Photoshop
Using Photoshop, create the outline and overall design of piece. The main purpose of this step is so the design can be sent to the laser cutter to create the cut out pieces.
Step 2: Cut the Pieces Out Using a Laser Cutter
Send the Photoshop illustrations to a laser cutter to be cut out.
Step 3: Add Color to the Pieces
Once the pieces are cutout, add color using a desired application method. I chose to use acrylic paint.
Step 4: Glue the Pieces Together
Using a preferred glue type, adhere the pieces in the correct order following the Photoshop illustration.