Alphabet-G 3D Print Brass Ring Design Work In Progress

Alphabet-G 3D Print Brass Ring Design

Work in progress

Alphabet-G 3D Print Brass Ring Design Work In Progress

From my previous post I introduce my new design, the Flat Earth ring aroused my sci-fi juice in me, which leaves me to wonder what if I can introduce a mechanical element to the current Alphabet ring series. After a long search for a concept, here I post my new design for the Alphabet-G.

Alphabet-G 3D Print Brass Ring Design Work In Progress Alphabet-G 3D Print Brass Ring Design Work In Progress

Alphabet-E Ring Design

Alphabet-E ring the thoughts and ideas behind

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Alphabet-E Ring Hydraulics
Alphabet-E Ring Hydraulics
Alphabet-E Ring Wings
Alphabet-E Ring Wings
Alphabet-E Ring Initial Concept
Alphabet-E Ring Initial Concept

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The alphabet-E ring was an idea inspired by science fiction spaceship design. In this particular piece I used angle-bending-chamfered style to create the various shades of surface that form the shape of Alphabet-E. The style totally different from my previous piece that uses the up, down steps to cast shadow on the subject I intended to express.

Alphabet-E ring new design element

Alphabet-E Ring New Bend Element
Alphabet-E Ring New Bend Element

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In this piece I used an element I had never used before. It is a risk to take, however I was very comfortable about how it eventually falls into place. You can see the bending of a roof like arc that stretches across the face of the ring. This arch casts the shadow to produce this unnatural vertical curve line over the Alphabet-E. Unnatural as it may sounds, I really like this new element, exploring new possibilities is what make this project fun.

The three bars of E

Alphabet-E Ring Face View
Alphabet-E Ring Face View

At midsection of the ring face, we have this three horizontal lines that sits on it to form the three bars of the Alphabet-E. I pulled in the middle bar to make it a little shorter for easy recognition of the letter. I do not want the bars to terminate at the far end right, so I stop in ¾ of the face and created a slope to separate the two sections. From here I do not want to have the three bars identical styles as to the E, I proceed to have four bars set in to create the illusion of friction of the two selections.

Alphabet-E Ring Slope Direction
Alphabet-E Ring Slope Direction

The side design

To be true, it was such a challenge to conceive an idea of how to design the side of the ring. So many versions I had put forth to maintain a form that can have that logical connection, but nothing had resulted in what I want. I even created as detail as possible of mechanical parts to adhere to the side as protrusion, for that, I didn’t look as good. Eventually I ended up settling down for a simple ring lines that will have that alphabet-E connection and yet easy to the eyes.

Alphabet-E Ring Front
Alphabet-E Ring Front

Alphabet-B Ring Design

Alphabet-B ring design concept and ideas

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Alphabet-B Ring design
Alphabet-B Perspective Dark Background
Alphabet-B Ring design
Alphabet-B Close Up Face
Alphabet-B Ring design
Alphabet-B Ring Front
Alphabet-B Ring design
Alphabet-B Ring Top Face

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Alphabet-B ring design main distinctive element is the two rounds curvatures that form the letter, complete with the vertical line down as a backbone.

You can find this on the far left side sits the vertical line with a recess next to it. From there the whole movement shifted drastically to the right in a series of waveform, solely produces from that two round circles I place out of proportion, one above each other. From each iteration of the cascading circle, I slightly tilt it off the original center axis, to create a more dynamic wave like formation.

360 virtual reality view - VR

Reason for placing the obvious circles out of the rectangular face is that I don’t want a uniform B that sits above the face staring straight at me; I want something that has some form of abstract geometry that allows the mind to make the connection to trigger that recognition of the alphabet. Surely a direct placement of the alphabet B will trigger it just as good but where is the fun of it? I believe the capacity of design can renew common perspective to a whole new level of perception. As each pieces I designed, I realize I’m getting so many new ideas and enjoying myself every moment of it.

The uncertain side detailing of Alphabet-B ring

On the side of the Alphabet-B ring I had the circles drew in opposite direction, like waves across pond created by two stones that hits the water. However I’m not sure of that this final version is really what I want. I may be changing the side detailing in time to come. For now I’ll have to wait for the actual ring arrives to make accurate judgment of it. A second thought about this side detailing is that it looks absolute gorgeous when light reflected off the different facet of the curve edges.

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Alphabet-B Ring design
Alphabet-B Perspective Top Edge View
Alphabet-B Ring design
Alphabet-B Front Tilt
Alphabet-B Ring design
Alphabet-B Ring Perspective

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Alphabet-A Ring Design

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Alphabet A ring design
Alphabet A Ring Union
Alphabet A ring design
Alphabet A Ring Closeup
Alphabet A ring design
Alphabet A Ring Side Detail
Alphabet A ring design
Alphabet A Ring Top Face View

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Alphabet-A ring design note

To being, I have no idea what I should do with the Alphabet-A ring design. As we all know how does A looks like but, to put it in a ring face is entirely different subject. So I generalize the shape of A to be triangle and proceed to start drawing lines outward leaving uneven steps to all corners of the face.  

The variations and the choices

There were a few variations I had made and I chosen this because of its simplicity. At one point I almost turn the triangle into a flower. An interesting notion to entertain me while I the process of designing the Alphabet-A ring. Maybe one day I will work on something relate to flowery sort of design for ladies.

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Notice the longest horizon bar line at the bottom the of the triangle, I leave that to suggest an elongate ring face. The rest of the cascading slanting lines that adhere to the triangle side to form most of the texture were left there to capture the light and shadow. I initially thought of a deeper lines cut but, too deep a shadow will start to loose the intended shape and all that glamour of reflective light. Let’s move on to the ring side design.

Alphabet-A ring mysterious lines

The recess lines on the side of the Alphabet-A ring design resemble the shape of an A and suggest the ring is build from some sort of building blocks from ground up. It gives that solid foundation, clearly essential for the first ring design in the line as the first Alphabet ring design.

I cannot wait to send this for printing, I’ll post the update and photo shots of the actual ring once in hand. So I leave it as it is for your pleasure now. Drop me a line if you are free. Cheers! 

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Alphabet-A Ring Side Top
Alphabet-A Ring Side Top
Alphabet-A Ring Front Top
Alphabet-A Ring Front Top
Alphabet-A Ring Side Lines Close
Alphabet-A Ring Side Lines Close

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Diamond Frame Final Video

The thing is that I felt it can be better.

Diamond Frame Final Video from ivan low on Vimeo.

However I was trying to press my computer to work harder and at the end of the calculation I realize I need 20 days to achieve my original vision of the video.

I think must be that CAD file export to be render as mesh result in that heavy load rendering in the software.

Here I put in the company logo and begin with a title from the start. All is good for now. I’m sure there are room for improvement.

I suppose the best way to go about it is remodel my ring in sub-D program and and arrive at much smooth, much faster result.

Diamond Frame First Rendering

First shot of Diamond Frame

Diamond Frame close up shot
Diamond Frame close up shot

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Diamond Frame Iteration 2
Diamond Frame Iteration 2
Diamond Frame sketch1
Diamond Frame sketch1

I woke up early this morning and made some changes to the ring profile and chamfer a few edges at the center element. Diamond Frame ring is finally ready for production. Here is the first shot of the perspective. An animation video is on the way to help buyer visualize.

Resonance Edge Ring Design

Second design piece in 2015.

My initial idea was to create a ring with large uneven panels on the face of it to catch the light and shadow.

 
So I started a square frame and created a large grid to help me find the pace with my surface element. Quickly I realize it all started to look like a maze.

 
However, I don’t want the sophistication of a maze, but rather tempting to use the grid for more uniform elements and, the idea of wave form comes into the picture.

Resonance Edge will be available for purchase at the end of June. Please check back and drop me your thoughts on this article.