MGarito | Design | Gem
Gem 01 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Gem 02 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Gem 03 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Gem 04 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Gem 05 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Gem 06 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Gem 07 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Gem 08 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Gem 09 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Gem 10 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Gem 11 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Gem 12 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Gem 13 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Gem 14 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Gem 15 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Gem 16 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Gem 17 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
Gem 01 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com

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SciArc
Spring 2009
Instructor E. Manferdini

This project is the second project completed in learning the software package Maya. This project focused on using polygon modeling and introduced animating objects in Maya. This project also was used as an introduction to some of the equipment available at the school to produce a physical output from the digital creation. We produced a digital gem in Maya, a laser cut version, a 3D printed version, a milled version, renderings, and an animation all derived for the original gem.

The 3D print version is an array of smaller gems that have been torqued and twisted to create a new form expressing change across the array.

The 2D drawings for this project are intended to illustrate aggregations of the gem and how transitioning between two different gems could produce a field effect.

By unfolding the gem into a series of developable pieces, I produced a sort of construction document, which was then used to create a scale model of the gem with a CNC laser cutter.

The last state of the project was to translate the 2D drawings which are transitioning between two different gems, into a 3D field / surface, which would be milled on the school's CNC machine.