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authors Streich, Bernd
year 1996
title 3D-Scanning and 3D-Printing for Media Experimental Design Work in Architecture
source Design Computation: Collaboration, Reasoning, Pedagogy [ACADIA Conference Proceedings / ISBN 1-880250-05-5] Tucson (Arizona / USA) October 31 - November 2, 1996, pp. 183-190
summary Architects and designers use multiple media to explore and express design solutions. The physical model remains one of the most important media to represent the architect’s work that cannot completely be substituted by computer graphics.

The experimental use of various media is of major Importance for architects. Nevertheless, the author of this article is convinced that architects and designers will continue to make physical models. During the design process. however, the designer might wish to transfer the design idea into the computer. If he has already made a physical model, it will take him much time to recreate the same model on the screen by means of his CAD programs. This would be different if it were possible to digitize the existing physical model and then to continue designing on the computer. In this paper, the author describes some 3D-scanning methods based, on computer tomograms. Also the inverse combination of modeling and digitizing would be useful. So-called 3D-printing methods could help architects to transform their model on the screen into physical models during or at the end of the computer supported design process.

In this paper, the author will give a survey on how designers can use input and output devices to generate digital data from a physical model and - vice versa - to transform a digital design solution into a physical model. The reader will get an impression of both procedures from the examples given.

series ACADIA
email streich@rhrk.uni-kl.de
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100%; open Herbert, D.M. (1995) Find in CUMINCAD Models, Scanners, Pencils, and CAD: interactions between manual and digital media , Proceedings of ACADIA Conference at the University of Washington, Seattle 19-22 October 1995

100%; open Jakimowicz, A. and A. Kadysz (1995) Find in CUMINCAD Architecture of Many Media (Architecture is Many Media) , Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Education in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, Palermo 16-18 November 1995

100%; open Novitski, B.J. (1992) Find in CUMINCAD Computer-Assisted Model-Building , Architecture / October 1992

100%; open Streich, B. (1992) Find in CUMINCAD Creating Architecture Models by Computer-Aided Prototyping , Proceedings of CAAD futures '91 (Ed. by G. Schmitt). Vieweg. Braunschweig / Wiesbaden

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