If you’ve surrounded yourself with thousands of lighted spheres like I have, you’ll be interested to learn of the potential for incredibly cool design living within each of the precious glowing orbs.

Andre Baran of formendesign.de knows, and has animated a spherical surprise to impress upon you the true nature of transformation as applied to the simple shape. From it, five unique design literally unfold in a process that combines SolidWorks, Rhino and Blender to produce the results. Andre tells us more.

The theme of this study is the mechanical transformation, a change of the form. The 5 items that have arisen here, fall back in form and process of change on analogies from nature. A sphere, the simplest geometric shape that we know, serves as a starting form.

From Andre:

The idea was simply to cut something into pieces and than put it together to create something new. A lamp for example and I showed the process of this reconstruction in my animation.

I often use the mix of SolidWorks and Rhino for modeling. SolidWorks is a fast, strong tool with some weaknesses that can be amended with Rhino. I speak about things like surface modeling, free-form tools and mesh export-options. I use Blender for animation, rendering and post-processing. This swiss-knife like tool, offers you everything that novice animator needs.

I don’t know about you, but I’d take one of each of these.

Huge hat tip to Andrew Price!

Author

Josh is founder and editor at SolidSmack.com, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.