Today I am setting up a display in the Manhattan Makerbot Store windows. The windows will feature some of my favorite 3D portraits and a smaller version the Luna Park Tower. The work will be there for the month of July and I will be speaking there on July 10. To attend or find out more, click the photo or visit http://www.makerbot.com/blog/2014/06/26/makerbot-innovator-session-fred-kahl-speak-nyc/
The Velvet Crayon is visiting Coney Island for Super Freak weekend and I had to do a 3D portrait of him.
Everyone’s favorite sexy sword swallower was out at Coney Island for alumni weekend and I had the opportunity to do a portrait of her. Enjoy!
I can hardly wait to print this one!
Melvin was one of the first people I scanned in Coney Island. He has been one of my biggest boosters and has become a real friend. He has a big family- 9 kids and several brothers, sisters and cousins. Since I first scanned him and his sister Melvina, he has brought back his wife, sons, daughters, grandsons and mother. Lately I have been experimenting with scanning faces, so when he brought his father out this weekend, I did bust portraits of both of them. I’m quite pleased with them.
Check out this video of him and his sister picking up their first portraits last summer- their reactions to receiving their statues is proceless!
I’m finally digging into 3D modeling Luna Park. The architecture was so ornate and complex that I’ve been taking a class to expand my skills. This balcony is my first attempt at using Zbrush to model the park. My goal is to complete a toolkit of repeating park elements- an archway, balcony and scallop shaped roof. I’ll then brak that down into printable chunks and start building out the park’s courtyard.
See my collection of Luna Park imagery on Flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fredini/sets/72157634730208487/