This was the third in a series of quick experiments using a personal 3D printer. The goal here was to construct a 3D printed piece to interact with an existing physical landmark displaying complicated surface geometry. This lion with an enigmatic mein was chosen because the complicated contours would provide the framework for a compelling proof of concept. The building is named after one artist, but it was the surreal Belgian artist who often explored enshrouded objects that provided the inspiration for this form.
1) Collect a series of photographs to describe the object
2) Generate 3D model in 123D Catch
3) Use cloth and wind simulation effects in Maya to deform a plane
4) Bring the deformed mesh into Cura to prepare for 3d printing
5) 3D Print on an Ultimaker2