Saturday, July 31, 2010

Drive. Stretch. Dream.

So its been over a month since my last design, that seems to be how many chances I get to fold now. Hopefully I'll get a bit more done in the next 4 weeks, seeing as I'm free. A week ago, I came back from the Shad Valley program at Université Laval in Québec. Before I went, I wasn't really sure what I was getting in to, and now that I'm back its still hard to describe. I didn't get much sleep, thats for sure, but thats just because I was having too much fun.
Before I even went to Québec at the end of June, I was thinking about how to fold the logo. Its pretty simple, just 3 arrows coming out of one origin on a yellow background. I was having the hardest time trying to figure out how to make the curves in the lines to either side, and I finally decided that it looked a lot better if I left it simple. I folded the model from a windmill base, and ended up with this:
Shad Valley Logo, Ryan MacDonell

It shouldn't be too hard to reverse engineer from the photo, knowing what base its made from.
I've also finished my Rat diagrams, 7 pages in total. It might be 8 by the time I get to adding explanations and step numbers. It seems like diagramming gets easier every time!


tom said...

what software do you use for diagramming?i use.......MSpaint.yes.
great work with the shad valley logo!how was the program?

Anonymous said...

I use Inkscape. Its free, and pretty easy to use once you get used to it. It makes a lot better looking images than MSPaint too :P (my first ever diagrams were done with MSPaint, a couple years ago).
The program was great, very intensive and I made a lot of new friends.