|VR|3DP| Gravity Sketch: Door Handles
Rapid iteration of free-flowing organic geometry
This project highlights the ease of use of Gravity Sketch to very quickly generate free flowing organic shapes inspired by the work of Antoni Gaudi. Compared to a traditional CAD program, Gravity Sketch offers a fast and intuitive workflow to rapidly iterate on design options.
Being in virtual reality, it is very simple to work with polygonal modelling, unbounded by the cartesian plane, one can freely translate, rotate and scale in space simply by the intuition of moving a controller in 3D space.
Iterations in 30-minutes of modelling
Gravity Sketch was used to rapidly iterate on different design options, very small details can also be added here or in desktop modelling programs with a more expanded toolset.
You can export mesh files from Gravity Sketch in industry standard filetypes; .fbx or .obj is recommended. Ensure you enable Double sided and Welded Vertices for the best mesh.
Should your mesh generated in Gravity Sketch have issues such as naked edges, you can use applications like ZBrush, MeshMixer, or the online service Netfabb. You can read more in our standard mesh fixing guide for 3D Printing:
As meshes from Gravity Sketch are standard filetypes, they can be modified and changed in your CAD programs of choice.
Increasing the resolution of the mesh using ZRemesher
Screenshot showing meshes in red used in boolean operation to subtract to create countersinks
A 3D print of the door handle sculpted in VR
Objects made in Gravity Sketch can without much effort be prepared, sliced and 3D printed on a 3D printer like the NExT Labs Makerbot printers.
Mesh Files in Rhino