Join Dave Schultze for an in-depth discussion in this video 3D exploration with organic forms, part of Design Foundation 3D: Shape and Form.
- We now progress from 3D forms that can be drawn…with a ruler and compass, to the exact opposite,…organic shapes, where you never see a straight line.…Organic forms were very common in pottery and ceramics,…but didn't appear nearly as often in consumer products…and architecture until 3D software and technology…finally made it easier and more accessible.…Think of a rounded river rock and that's a good start.…A very simple form, almost peaceful or Zen-like.…For an example with more energy, let's go to the animation.…
Now we're seeing organic forms made with…deformed 2D geometry like these series of straight lines…that have been warped.…I find the motion and beauty of these abstract images…a great way to get creative juices flowing.…In environmental site sculpture, my favorite example by far…is Anish Kappor's Cloud Gate project in Chicago.…Finished in 2006, this was his first outdoor work…in the United States.…I've been there several times and it is stunning…and engaging on many levels.…
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First, see how the same idea can be applied in a smaller 2D scale—like graphics and print, fine art, and advertising. Dave then blows it up in 3D, and showcases examples from product design, furniture, architecture, and urban planning.
Projects and concepts are presented in an engaging and sometimes irreverent manner with images, videos, and personal and professional stories from Dave. Check out this fast-paced tour as it covers topics ranging from grids and axes to designing with humor.
- Design exploration with sketching
- 3D exploration with organic forms
- Grids and axes
- Defining space
- Color and contrast
- Texture and patterns
- Minimalism. Less is more.
- Retro. It's back!