Convivial Studio teamed up with Autodesk Pier 9 to capture the motions of skateboarders performing tricks and turn them into 3D-printed sculptures

Experimental design studio Convivial Studio and creative workshop Autodesk Pier 9 worked together on a project to create sculptures based on movement data gathered from skateboarders performing tricks. To capture the movement from start to finish, the team attached a sensor to the bottom of the skateboard against the wheel's frame, which relayed information to a computer. Since the data was rough, they smoothed out the motions and also added effects around the trick's trail before developing it into a sculpture.

The completed sculptures looks like numerous 3D-printed spaghetti noodles wrapped around each other in a fluid motion. Convivial Studio posted its entire process from start to finish on Instructables, where they say they want to map larger tricks in the future.

Convivial Studio

Experimental design studio Convivial Studio and creative workshop Autodesk Pier 9 worked together on a project to create sculptures based on movement data gathered from skateboarders performing tricks. To capture the movement from start to finish, the team attached a sensor to the bottom of the skateboard against the wheel's frame, which relayed information to a computer. Since the data was rough, they smoothed out the motions and also added effects around the trick's trail before developing it into a sculpture.