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Subject: How did ron arad use computer software to produce his pieces of work?
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Visual Arts
Asked by: rupertklass-ga
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Posted: 08 Oct 2004 07:13 PDT
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Question ID: 412006
What computer software did designer Ron Arad use while producing his work
"Bouncing Vase" and what did the process entail?

Request for Question Clarification by googleexpert-ga on 08 Oct 2004 20:04 PDT
Hi rupertklass,
I have been unable to find what software Ron Arad used to produce "Bouncing Vase".
However, I did find out what software he probably uses as well as the entailing

Is that acceptable as an answer?



Clarification of Question by rupertklass-ga on 08 Oct 2004 20:45 PDT
Hello googleexpert,

It sounds like you have found something specific to answer with. 

To answer your question, please do let me know what research you have found.

Thank you

Rupert K.
Subject: Re: How did ron arad use computer software to produce his pieces of work?
Answered By: googleexpert-ga on 09 Oct 2004 08:11 PDT
Hi Rupert,
Based on what I found initially[1,2], I thought Ron Arad used either
3D Studio Max or
Rhino3D, or Alias Wavefront for the 3D Modeling[1].  

However, since I found out more about Stereolithography[6], 
I think Ron Arad used Autocad for the modeling and then took his
designs to Materialise[5] for help in making his prototype,
specfically his "Bouncing Vase" as pictured on that page [5].

To produce the pieces himself, it looks like Ron Arad uses 3D Systems'
Thermojet Printer[3]

"How Stereolithography (3-D Layering) works" [6] is a good place to
start for more information on Ron Arad's production process.


[Search Strategy]
"Ron Arad" 3D
.stl file format
"ron arad" stereolithography

Please let me know if you have any questions.



Request for Answer Clarification by rupertklass-ga on 09 Oct 2004 18:57 PDT
Hello Googlexpert,

Thank you for your research but I am more interested in the animation
process that has gone into the production of the "Bouncing Vase"
rather than the hands on manufacture process.

Could you please followup on the above as informative as your research
has shown, it was not exactly what I was looking for.

Many thanks

Clarification of Answer by googleexpert-ga on 09 Oct 2004 19:34 PDT
Hi Rupert,

As that article indicates, Ron Arad looked to Materialise to realize
"Bouncing Vase".

About animation, are you referring to simulation to see if "Bouncing Vase" could 
withstand the forces of gravity?

If so, I believe Materialise helped Ron Arad with any animation
simulation and it seems Materialises use
their own software.

I think it's possible Materialise used 3D Studio Max, a popular tool
used for 3D animation modeling.

I would like to refer you again to:

Although Bouncing Vase is not mentioned anywhere on that page, you can
clearly see the picture
which I would think was made with the help of Materialise

Clarification of Answer by googleexpert-ga on 09 Oct 2004 19:35 PDT
Although "Bouncing Vase" is not mentioned anywhere by text on
you can clearly see the picture of "Bouncing Vase" which I would
think, "Bouncing Vase" was made with the help of Materialise and Ron
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