Introduction: EXPANDED PAINTINGS / Teapots
I’m a french artist and designer, used to design decorative surfaces for carpets, fabrics and some objects with digital tools. By rethinking the methods uses in industrial design and serial production, I started to explore the horizons opened up by digital techniques such as touch screen tablet, 3D animation and 3d printing. Influenced by my own digital paintings, I experiment with modeling and virtual coloration, I explore new formal possibilities for objects using iPad as a touch screen interface.
For this first chapter, by expanding my paintings, i came up with physical 3d printed objects like teapots.
Step 1: Blur the Line 2D-3D
Blur the line between 2D digital painting and 3D digital sculpting.
I trained to have the same aesthetic in between my iPad paintings and my 3d painting volumes.
I used sketchbookX application for iPad paintings and Mud box® for the 3D models but you can also use 123D® Sculpt iPad app which works the same as Mud box but has an user friendly interface :) You start with primitive shape like sphere or cube and then you can add volumes and colors !
Step 2: 3D Painted Volumes EXPLORATIONS
Making of 3Dmodels / how to explore 3d painted volumes
You can either use Mud box® for the 3D models but you can also use 123D® Sculpt iPad app which works the same as Mud box but has an user friendly interface :) You start with primitive shape like sphere or cube and then you can add volumes and colors !
Step 3: Turn 3d Painted Volumes Into Objects
Make your samples becoming object designs, it requires some product designer skills but you can do nice objects by simply empty the volume and give a thickness to begin with ! Be aware the thickness is enough to be printed ! then export the files !
Step 4: Send Files to 3D Multicolor Printers
I printed with 3D systems projetPro multicolor Printer, it is inkjet powder material, it is nice finishing if you like sandy surface but you can also ask for different finishing, from mat to glossy. Mcor printer is also able to print with infinite colors but it will be made out of sheets of paper !