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01-22-2007, 05:49 PM
Hi all, I was turned on to this site that allows you to post images that take you around a sculpture or object. I was just viewing Harry Mc Daniel's website and noticed that he (like most of us) stated more than once "that it would be better if you could walk around it" , well this may not be new to all out there but I'm sure a lot of you will want to check it out.... TI
Here 'tis http://picturecloud.com/ This is not an ad by the way... just a tool . There may be other ways to do this, this is the only one I know about.
Dang, I meant to post this in NEW TECHNOLOGIES but somehow got it under POLLS.... :confused:
01-22-2007, 07:31 PM
Sorry this is not related to software and new technology, but it is related to the thread.
I am on the lookout to buy, or to put together, one or more motorised turntables to slowly rotate my sculptures on display at shows. I have put together one primitive one that can rotate once evey 3 min, but need to improve on it.
01-27-2007, 08:42 AM
Like Merlion, I'm more interested in the turntable idea. I actually picked up some inexpensive lazy-susans at Ikea a while ago. I keep meaning to capture a video of a sculpture rotating on one of them.
Merlion, how did you put together yours?
01-27-2007, 11:19 AM
About the idea of slowly turning a sculpture by motor, at present I only have a primitive set-up. I am planning to find suitable parts to make a better one.
What I have now, as I said a bit primitive, is a slow speed synchronous motor turning a ceramics manual 'throwing' wheel through a belt. This type of wheel is very smooth turning, a lot smoother than a lazy susan. The motor is the type often used in electric kitchen oven for turning chicken for roasting. It turns slowly at 3 rev per min.
For the belt, I cannot find a suitable one at hardware shops. So instead I got a rubber motot-car inner-tube and cut out a make-do belt.
The final set-up turns at about 1 rev every 3 min.
If there is any interest, I'll take and post a picture.
01-28-2007, 02:44 PM
Yes I am interested. Please post a picture(s).
01-28-2007, 09:49 PM
Here you are, with and without a sculpture maquette on top.
It works, rotating at one rev every 3 min which was my intention. And it can serve the purpose of showing selected people, not for an exhibition as some viewers can have 'itchy' fingers.
The small motor is on the left. In between the motor shaft and the rotating wheel is my make-do belt.
For an exhibition, the rotating set-up has to be better.
01-29-2007, 05:00 PM
I like your set up Merlion. I think my original intention was missed however. I was trying to introduce to people a way to have their sculptures viewed from all sides from others own living quarters ON-LINE. Yours would work well in a gallery or exhibit setting. What I was showing was a way Julianna could show us a rotating , all sides view of her orange alabaster the way I am explaining...to you over seas or to me over the border....either way somebody is bound to benefit from us both. They get two ideas from one thread...adios..TI
01-29-2007, 11:22 PM
Sorry again TI for digressing further from the thread into a physical rather than a digital way of rotating a sculpture or its image. Apparently a few are interested and asked about the former. As you said the thread can be for both.
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