Monday, December 28, 2009

Happy New Year



Hopefully will be a good one for everyone...

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Avatar


I saw avatar in 3d with some friends in theater
that was one beautiful experience !

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

He did it again




I call Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea a true Miyazaki's hart movie for every one. it reminds me the nostalgia of Totoro for some reason
Deffenatly will buy the DVD when the english subtitle is out its a must for all!

Samurai Poet sketches and doodles





Thursday, December 10, 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Finally RetroroBo with Tim the pilot




100% Stainless steel Including Tim the pilot in SLS and a lether backpack for retrorobo
this work comes directly form my inspirations based on 50's SciFi themes and modern super robot animes
For more documents about how I did it please visit my website (the Toy design section): www.manizamani.com

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The little pilot

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

RetroroBo and the smell of METALLLLLLL

Samurai Poet




My first attempt with the wonderfull world of 3D printing .
just enjoy ;)

ShyBot




Shybot was a project and a research for my plastic course at Design Academy Eindhoven which I focused my researches on analyzing the techniques of vacuum forming for making kit runners. my aim was to design a kit model of a posable robot action figure by using just 2 affordable poly styrene runner. so affordable, fun to make, fun to pose and customizable.

all the steps are done by using balsa wood for the base of each individual part, vacuum forming these parts to reach the final polystyrene parts that are close to what will be when the parts are cut out of the runners (well if its not clear just take a look at the pictures ;)).

Wooden Queen



Wooden Queen was my first attempt toward creating an action figure based on one of my characters with the use of wood. unfortunately having almost no time on my own, instead of using hard wood I decided to go for Balsa soft wood for the body and with use of hard bubinka wood for ball and sockets I created a solid joint system to be able to pose it freely. the whole process of design was very primitive (this is a 3 years old work and during that time i was not aware of the wonder of 3D print technology).so I created the character and its technical solutions in 3D and I printed out the technical sheets and simply I started carving balsa based on this data. the result was a bulky satisfying little wooden queen ;)