Hope you guys are doing well. Thought you’d get a kick out of this.
It was a bit of a week last week. Lots of "he said, he said" going on. Nobody paying attention to the other person’s viewpoint. I wanted to make a point about perspective.
I had come across ‘anamorphic text’, and then the 3D version…. Since I have an Creality Ender 3 Pro 3D printer, that seemed well within my reach.
Unfortunately I couldn’t find a good tool to do it. One method didn’t work, another required installing Fusion 360, with about 15 licenses. Ugh!
After a bit of snooping around, I found TinkerCAD, and then had to teach myself how to do anamorphic modelling…I enjoyed that enough, I made a video to upload to Youtube (I haven’t done that part yet).
Great, now to print the anamorphic text. Because it’s got overhangs (the tops of C, S, O, Q, T and so on as well as the serifs), I have to print supports, which then have to be removed to view the final product. That’s why such prints on a simple 3D print look a little “fuzzy”. It’s *hard* to get them to be clean.
Fine, so I have a printed couple of words “Curve Rocks”. Both a shameless plug for brownie points, but also something I can make a point about perspective in calls. Great!
Then, I thought “Hey, why not make a post on LinkedIn about this?”
Well, I /could/ have posted the picture above, but that seemed a little boring…so I figured I’d shoot a movie. I set up a lazy susan and taped a few sheets of white paper together …
The idea was to focus on the text…and ended up with this:
Deb liked it so much, she asked me to create one for her company. Her company is about being a rebel in HR practices. Question everything. So, she’s taken to saying she’s in a ‘rebelution’. 10 letters, that’s suspiciously suitable for this process…but because both faces had pronounced serifs it was a right pain to try to clean off...
So, now I get to make her a movie too.
In the end, my mind (mostly) off my work. Mission accomplished, more or less.
Fun way to spend a couple days of a 3 day weekend.
Anyway, off to walk the dogs now. Give each other hugs for me!