Due to the excellent 2D and 3D scanning capabilities of the HP Sprout, I really wanted to do a project that symbolised the merging of the digital and physical elements behind my work, by using the Sprout to create objects that I could physically photograph. As my practice also involves a lot of art direction for lookbooks and other photography related projects, I really wanted to incorporate an element of product into these sets, so have used the project in order to create some cases for the HP Stream 7.
Firstly I prepared a number of small samples of paper using spray paint directly onto paper, which I scanned using the HP Sprout and the in built 2D scanner, which I blew up, and then sent to a printer to print large format sheets of. I then rolled these to create the basis for the set.
In order to see what a pattern would look like at different angles on the HP Stream 7 case, I did some 3D scans of the case to see how a pattern could be applied. I then photographed the tablet as part of the set at the best angles for the pattern to be applied later.
To create the pattern I painted on some white sheets of paper directly and then used the 2D scanner to capture the images, and then moved the elements around to form a pattern using the HP Sprout image editor, and then applied the pattern to the photographs I had taken of the set.
The HP Sprout is really useful to many aspects of multi disciplinary practice as it allows the user to combine so many separate elements which would usually have to be created using different devices all into one workspace, which improves workflow greatly. The quick editing tools also allow for ideas to be created instantly, especially with the 3D scanner, which is really useful for placing ideas into a set, or product imagery for websites. This would definitely be a great tool for accessories/footwear/jewellery designers.
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