A little bit more about Design Creations

In 2004, I was introduced to the Virtual World Second Life. I tried my hand at 3D creation there but just couldn't get the hang of it like I could in GMax or 3DS Max. Then in 2010, SL did a wonderful thing; they introduced MESH! This enabled me to use 3DS Max to create objects and import them into the Virtual Grid! Thus, Design Creations was born. Along with my wife, Nikki, we embarked on a whirlwind of creation: houses, furniture, architectural features, and all kinds of things. We eventually moved from SL to InWorldz, and then we tried our hand at our own Grid. Then we just kind of stopped, lost interest maybe. Things kind of got annoying with people being weird and demanding, and there was lots of drama in the virtual worlds.

We stayed off the grid for a while, then in 2020, the year of 'covid,' we had a windfall come our way, and we dusted off Design Creations, converted our garage into a Workshop/Den, bought some tools, a GlowForge, a 3D Printer, and a small CNC machine, and just went to town!

I've been steadily honing my 3D Printing knowledge and skills, dusting off my 3D Modeling know-how, and learning about Laser Engraving/Etching/Cutting. I'm even TRYING to get the hang of the CNC. Now, THAT is a tough nut to crack!

Right now, I'm mostly downloading and modifying designs here on Thingiverse, MakersWorld, Printables, MyMiniFactory, and Cults3D. I dabble a bit with a few 'from scratch' designs as needed. I'm not an 'organic' modeler, as in I don't have the talent to do characters and such. I mainly do architectural items, inorganic items, building blocks, very geometric items. OCCASIONALLY I get creative and come up with something 'fluid,' but that has to be on a really good day and probably in an 'altered state of mind.' And we won't go into details of what that means. ;-)