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elf-Support is a 3D-printed sculpture of three aerialists linked together in a chain. They are in three different positions—ankle hang, frog and stag—and hang from a piece of aerial silk. I’ve been practicing aerial and yoga for most of my adult life. Sometimes it’s difficult to juxtapose an active lifestyle with the sedentary lifestyle that comes with much of today’s screen-based technology. This project explores how the body can be represented and celebrated in digital space using 3D scanning and printing. I used Kinect and Skanect to do the scans of myself, Meshmixer and ZBrush to edit, and the 3D Systems ProJet 7000 for a high resolution final print.

Role Creator, Model
Tools 3D Scanning, 3D Printing, Kinect, Skanect, Meshmixer, ZBrush
Public Showings ITP Spring 2016 Show

Early scans on aerial straps.

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Final scans in Skanect and ZBrush.

One of the original body scans in Skanect.

Final file prepped to print in ZBrush.

Final high resolution 3D print of scans.

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