Hey Shapr3D friends,
Hold on to your butts. This post is a bit of a doozy.
Over the last two weeks I designed this lamp completely on Shapr3D, mostly hanging out at a local cafe patio. I had a blast trying to figure out some of the surfacing issues using only solid body modelling. I’m proud to say that while making the lamp shade, I crashed the app at least 20 times haha. I can also say that every single tool offered by the Shapr3D app was used at some point for this project. I thought to add some Keyshot/Photoshop renders at the bottom for fun.
I imagine the lamp frame would be made of powder-coated steel pipe, the lamp shade made of injection molded acrylic (then sand-blasted), the base made of stamped aluminum and for fasteners, my personal favourite, neodymium magnets. The lights would be a dimmable, colour-changing LED bulb that could be independently controlled via Blutooth from your smartphone.
I included some of the Shapr sketches and some of the steps I took to make this design. I learned quite a bit from doing this, so if anyone has any questions I’m happy to discuss.