Draw Real Furniture in Thin Air
Watch the video above. Now. It shows a new combination of technologies put together by the Swedish design group FRONT that lets you sketch objects in thin air, records the sketch via motion capture, and then fabricates the resulting object in 3D. FRONT has been sketching and fabbing furniture, but of course you could sketch anything else you please. I was pretty amazed by this (which I found via eightbar, which links to a slightly different video). I wonder, though, whether you get to see your sketch as you’re doing it, or you just have to rely on your own spatial coordination to remember where the lines are that you’ve previously drawn. Also, is this stuff sturdy enough to sit on? No fannies are shown on the chairs at any point. No matter, though, since if those things are problems, they’re problems easily solved. In any case, this is a great new way to get things out of your brain and into the world. I would love to have a piece of furniture I’d drawn in this air — or even one someone else had drawn. Nice stuff.