Category Archives: Foundation 3D 1 – G1

Final Project: Let there be light!

I had the opportunity to work with Celine on this project and based on our modular construction, we tested them out first under lighting to see how it will turn out to be like. (More can be seen from Celine’s post so do check it out as well!)

Since my modular construction was based off the SEM image of cat fur, it looked something like this:


I like how the colours turned out to be! Especially the pink!

The process of combining both our work was a long one. Only because we had no idea how to do so since our models were almost similar and we like how both our models looked like when there’s lighting so we decided not to change the materials we used.

So combined along with Celine’s (hers was based off butterfly wings), we decided to use hers as a base structure while mine is to be added onto. We had to cut each petal-like piece individually as a template was impossible to be used on corrugated paper. That was the time my hands and fingers felt the pain of true hard work.

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Celine managed to turn my layers into ruffles instead and they looked really pretty! So I sewed some ruffles to be added onto. We decided to add some felt petals as well.

img-20161111-wa0003Rough design sketch

img-20161114-wa0009Sewing the ruffles

img-20161114-wa0011 img-20161114-wa0007It looks really prettttty!

The result (more pretty pictures can be seen on Celine’s post!):


Extra pictures (Thank Calista!):


-Cue the opening of Lion King- When your lampshade becomes a peach.

C-Hair (Modular Construction)

Also known as Cat hair/fur. My modular construction was based off the SEM of cat fur. The first thing I could think of when seeing the SEM was of the trunk of a palm tree. Probably because of the layers. So I took that aspect and included it into my study model.

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The materials I used were felt cloth to bring out the soft aspect of a cat’s fur. I used metal wires to give it some structure.



And thus, I got a Colosseum.

Have a cool picture of it as well.



While I was doing the project that involves string, I didn’t really have a fixed concept of what I am doing. So I decided to explore around by bending the paper in different shapes as well as different form of sewing patterns.  In the end, I ended up with 3 different study models. (There were more, but

First Model:


Second model:img_20160922_172356

Third model:img_20160915_170236

I tried incorporating parts of my study models, which I found were interesting, into my initial final piece and I got this:

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However, it felt too experimental though there were lots of interesting shapes and string patterns! So I decided to try it again once more and created a final piece.

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Project 1: Hello there Lil’ Humming Bird

Initially, my model was suppose to be a whale. I decided to make a hummingbird instead when I was playing around with a fan blade that I have brought from Thieves’ Market. Somehow, I made the connection between a fan blade and a humming bird. The spinning of a fan blade resembled that of the wings of a humming bird flying, since those creatures are known for their rapid flapping of wings. I had this inspiration to make a movable model, hence I decided to retain the function of a working fan in my work.  Besides, I thought it was a really, really, cool idea!



I actually had to make a second trip back to Thieves’ Market because I recalled seeing these kind of fans being sold, at around the price of $3-5. So I went around looking for a functional one. I brought some kind of circuit board as well and other materials, just in case I couldn’t make the humming bird, I can always back up with my initial whale idea.

I had to snap off the plastic covering since the fan blades were attached to the circular base of it. It was kind of stressful because I was afraid I might snap the wires off by accident, whoops! Since the plan is to retain the function of the moving fan blades.


Turns out the circuit board was of good use as a base support for the fan! (Nope, I didn’t use any tech-ny magic! I’m not an engineer, psh!)  since it’s too heavy for it to stand alone. I have attached the fan onto a screw as a support stand and added along a head as well.


Before attaching everything together, I was trying to figure out if it was possible to attached a body onto the rotating fan, without having the body rotate as well.

Of course, it was kind of impossible, so I decided to leave a gap in between the body and the fans, so as not to obstruct the movements of the rotating fans. And I think it worked out pretty well, as in terms of visualization, as I can see a full figure of a humming bird.

Final Look:



Click here.
(The video isn’t that obvious, but the wings are moving.)

Adventure Time: Thieves’ Market

You know the saying: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

That’s what this project literally is about. We have to make a model out from…trash. Good trash, of course.


It was a really hot and humid day though! Still there were many things to be seen and bought. There was a variety of items being sold; from spare electronic parts to odd-looking objects. Just like the snake staff at the picture below. It was really cool!


Bet it was costly. Speaking of costs, the items there are really cheap. But of course, the best way to get the best price is to… Bargain. I got to test my bargaining skills for the first time. I can say I made some decent deals, psh!


(I was really tempted to get that zapdos badge. Because #TEAMINSTICT )

To be honest, I didn’t really have a fixed idea of a model I had wanted to build. So I brought parts which looked interesting or caught my eye and along the way, formed some kind of creature I had wanted to make; A whale, initially.

It’s kind of sad to know that this place wouldn’t be around long. I’m glad to have at least visited this place once more (the first time when I was a much younger) even though it’s reduced in size. It was still a very interesting sight to see as well as junks to buy!