Prototyping Material: 2″ Green Insulation Foam


Stuff used:

-Proprietary phillips mdi imaging software that came bundled with the CD that Jamie got from the hospital (to export individual JPG images of each slice of brain from MRI data)

-Adobe Bridge (for batch processing of Jpgs using Illustrator’s Live Trace function)

-Adobe Illustrator (to export live traced vector layers into Autocad dxf)


-Grasshopper for Rhino

HorsterReference for Grasshopper (open source plug in for Grasshopper that allows control and reference of Rhino geometry based on layer, color and geometry type. See link for more information.)

-CNTMotion 3-Axis operation on 4 sections of green foam

Please see the attached text document for detailed step by step instructions on the process we used. We’ve also included the Grasshopper definition in the zip folder, but you will need to download the HorsterReference for the definition to work properly. Contact us if you would like to obtain the Rhino model, it is a big file.
Notes on the project: These prototypes will be used to make molds to cast parts that will join to form a large, modular chandelier.  In the pipeline are several vertebrae and collarbones.

MRI Processing notes


Details of Project:

Artist: Jamie Walters

Fabricator: Justin Lin (justimite*at*gmail*com)

Date: October 2012

Class: Open Sculpture with Bob Bingham, Fall 2012


Fabricating skulls from MRI data

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