Sculpting with Symmetry

Lot’s of exciting things have happened in the last few months, which unfortunately have led to a lot less blogging. Over the last few weeks I completely overhauled my website (davidbachmandesign.com), including pictures of all of my latest work, and a new online “store.” In November I was busy with my first (non-local) solo exhibition

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Modeling the paper Mobius Band

At some point, perhaps in grade school, most people encounter the Mobius band: a simple shape made from a rectangular strip of paper by giving one end a half-twist before looping it around and gluing it to the other. The resulting surface has many interesting properties, both aesthetic and mathematical. Perhaps the most famous artistic image

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My New Grasshopper book is out!

In the next few posts I’ll briefly pause my discussion of organic modeling techniques, but I will come back to that soon (next up in the series will be on Diffusion Limited Aggregation… very cool stuff!). Today’s post is simply a brief announcement, just in case anyone missed all of my twitter, facebook, and forum posts

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Organic Modeling Techniques Part 2: Differential Growth

Before I begin, a quick news update. My Grasshopper book is now completely through the copyediting process, and is with the printer. I’m told it will be available some time in the next few weeks! In the meantime, I’m happy to share the cover art. Now on to today’s post. As I said in my last post, my

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Organic Modeling Techniques Part 1: Reaction-Diffusion

Before I get started with today’s post, I’m happy to announce the completion of my book, “Grasshopper: Visual Scripting for Rhinoceros 3D,” which is tentatively to be published March, 2017.  This a basic introduction on the use of Grasshopper for 3D modeling. I wrote it with the Rhino user in mind who would like to start

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Vein Structures

In honor of Halloween, I thought I’d post some spooky pictures and discuss how they were made. But first, please take a minute to check out my newly redesigned website, which is up and running at http://davidbachmandesign.com. A special thank you goes out to my friend, Ben Benjamin, for his advice on the design. Anyone who is interested

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3D scanning for fun and profit

Most of my posts so far have been about experiments or challenges in 3-dimensional design for 3D printing. However, it’s possible to get into 3D printing without knowing much about design software, if you have a 3D scanner. In theory, to create an object suitable for 3D printing you can just sculpt it by traditional methods

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