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Cool CAD - The C stands for Calculation not Computer

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    Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 17,795 mod CatFromHue


    "In the midst of our daily binge of emailing, Tweeting, Facebooking, app downloading and photoshopping it’s almost hard to imagine how anything was done without the help of a computer. For Venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo, it’s a time he relishes. At a technology-free drafting table he deftly renders the motion and subtle mathematical brilliance of nature with a pencil, ruler and protractor. Araujo creates complex fields of three dimensional space where butterflies take flight and the logarithmic spirals of shells swirl into existence. He calls the series of work Calculation, and many of his drawings seem to channel the look and feel of illustrations found in Da Vinci’s sketchbooks. In an age when 3D programs can render a digital version of something like this in just minutes, it makes you appreciate Araujo’s remarkable skill."

    Looks amazing.....not as good as the isometric block with a chamfer and hole I drew for my drawing class in college though :pac:


  • Just shows how much we take cad for granted. However, I think there is a lot more artistic skill than calculation in his drawings.
    You won't see the average mathematician creating such masterpieces on a bit of graph paper.

  • One of the downsides of CAD is that people tend to throw the kitchen sink at drawings, just because they can. Redundant views and dimensions, renderings of simple components, you name it. At least when you're manually drawing every line you really think of the significance of each bit.

    The pictures are nice, but there's a real beauty in a perfectly clear, easy to read line drawing.