In 2004 I was introduced to the Virtual World Second Life. I tried my hand at 3D creation there but just couldn't get the hang of it like I could in GMax or 3DS Max. Then in 2010 SL did a wonderful thing, they introduced MESH! This enabled me to use 3DS Max to create objects and import them into the Virtual Grid! Thus Design Creations was born. Along with my Wife, Nikki, we embarked on a whirlwind of creation; houses, furniture, architectural features and all kinds of things. We eventually moved from SL to InWorldz then we tried our hand at our own Grid. Then we just kind of stopped, lost interest maybe. Things kind of got annoying with people being weird and demanding and lots of drama in the virtual worlds.
We stayed off grid for a while, then in 2020 the year of "covid" we had a windfall come our way and we dusted off Design Creations, converted our garage into a Workshop/Den, bought some tools, a GlowForge, a 3D Printer and a small CNC machine and just went to town!
I've been steadily honing my 3D Printing knowledge and skills, dusting off my 3D Modeling know-how and learning about
Laser Engraving/Etching/Cutting. I'm even TRYING to get the hang of the CNC. Now THAT is a tough nut to crack!
Right now I'm mostly downloading and modifying designs here on Thingiverse, MyMiniFactory and Cults3D doing ReMixes as I learn and practice with my 3D printers and I dabble a bit with a few "from scratch" designs as needed. I'm not an "organic" modeler as in I don't have the talent to do characters and such. I mainly to architectural items, inorganic items, building blocks, very geometric items. OCCASIONALLY I get creative and come up with something "fluid", but that has to be on a really good day and probably in an "altered state of mind" And we won't go into details of what that means. ;-)
The "trolls and Oompa Loompas of Design Creations
Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
"If I can make it I can break it!
Or was that the other way around?"
"Normal? What's so great about normal?"
I like to color outside the lines!