A project that is now on display at the Smith Gallery in Stirling http://www.smithartgalleryandmuseum.co.uk/.
Artist Malcolm Robertson http://www.malcolmrobertson.com/
was commissioned to create a sculpture to commemorate The Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297. William Wallace and Andrew De Moray lead a small Scottish army to victory against a much larger English attack.
Malcolm asked Dotsan to convert a scan of his maquette into a 3D file that could be developed and 3D printed for display.
Due to its size the model had to be broken down into a number of parts and reassembled. Shapeways were able to provide the 3D print.
The Brothers in Arms exhibition is on view at the Smith Art Gallery and Museum until 2nd Sept, fingers crossed it will raise funds for the real sculpture.
The image of Hybrid Male Power is the results of a great project Dotsan did for Catharina Van De Ven a sculptor from the Netherlands.
A CAD model was created in Glasgow using Rhino 3D, printed by Shapeways in Holland and bronze cast and finished in Belgium.
The project was developed via emails and Skype.
"Dotsan is a very talented and reliable designer to work with. Very creative and understanding, I would certainly recommend Dotsan for creating 3D objects".
Client: Catharina van de Van, Holland
'The Golden Project' an ongoing project with Dutch sculpture Catharina van de Ven classic hand guns enlarged and foreshortened, cast in bronze. The sculptures are on international tour including London, New York and Miami Art Fair.
We modeled these in Rhino 3D for CNC.
Client: Catharina van de Van, Holland
Dutch artist Corinne van Bergen works in a number of different mediums including wire. She wanted to explore 3D printing as an option to create multiples of her scupltures. We created her wire sculptures in Rhino 3D which were 3D printed in plastic and coated in metal using electroplating. The project was rewarding and challenging due to the wire construction and keeping the artistic intent.
"As an Artist ( which are not the easiest people to work with) , I asked Vijay to transform my hand 3D sculpture made from wire, into a 3D digital file.
Sending pictures, and drawings , he managed to create this particular file, by digital communication with me, because he works in Scotland end I work in the
Netherlands. In the future I trust Vijay to be able to help me with new commissions!
Thank you Vijay".
Client Corrinne van Bergen, Holland
Ehryn Torrell is a Canadian visual artist who lives and works in London. Her exhibition 'The Occurrence of You and Me', attempts to formulate a highly personal expression of loss, grief and our genuine attempts to relate to ourselves and others.
The multi-media work 'My Mother's Alphabet' was part of the exhibition and Dot San was asked to design a custom type ball for a 1960s IBM Selectric typewriter based on an existing model. The existing type had to be replaced by a font Torrell designed based on her mother's handwritten letters. This was a very challenging project which required reverse engineering an existing Selectric type ball and understanding the location and design of each letter uniquely affected the print quality. Further, the 3D printing process itself was pushed as Dot San and Torrell worked together though 11 prototypes to gain functionality, durability and maximum print quality.
“Working with Dot San has been great. They were ready for this project and its particular challenges and obstacles, we were trying to understand the complexities of the object with very different eyes, skills, materials and production methods. Due to the shape of the object and characteristics of nylon as a printed material, Dot San were patient, thoughtful, inventive and very generous. I really enjoyed working with them.”
Client: Ehryn Torrell, London
Textile artist Midge Gourlay commissioned Dot San to create a 3D model of a baby shoe which used a Honiton lace pattern. The model was 3D printed by Shapeways
The model was created in Rhino 3D. This image is a Maxwell Render using frosted material.
"I have found working with Dot San a very good experience. They have taken my original idea and created the 3D modelling so that the product could be D printed. What a thrill it was to open the box to see the tiny baby shoe for the first time. "
Client: Midge Gourlay, Scotland