There were three main tasks for this project: first, to learn completely new soft – Grasshopper, second, to make a unique structure and to apply it to some kind of product, and finally, to print out the product with a 3D printer.
The structure or better to say “type of setting for gemstones was inspired by Art Deco and the natural minerals. Utilizing Image sampler function and different images of minerals it is easy to create a unique surface pattern.
The developed structure was applied to several jewelry items modeled in Rhinoceros and Grasshopper Peackock plugin.
All details about the projects could be found here.
All models including the sample of the structure were 3D-printed with different types of materials – ABS and PLA plastics. The experiments showed that it is hard to print out jewelry in full-scale with these materials. So, one sample was printed oversized to present the structure in detailes.