Pre Release: Low Power Map

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#1

Alright, so @brooklyntonia did her amazing map of Baltimore today. I wanted to do a map too. However a town map is boring where I live (our population is 9000) so figured I’d do a SUPER complex map (why start small?). This map (and technically it’s only half) has 13000 nodes in the curve.

This is a map of the arteries in your body. I didn’t have any fancy cardstock or any of that, so found some faded (this used to be red) construction paper in the old playroom. A little blue tape around the edges…

Engraved at 1%/100

(really hard to see, so I put a yellow sheet behind)

One more time attempt at time lapse with vimeo embed (and I have no idea why it is upside down)

Video link since discourse eventually loses it


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#2

It makes really interesting art! I didn’t realize there were so many arteries in the hand/wrist area.


#3

Love this


#4

Even upside down I could watch this all day


#5

What, seriously - with construction paper? That’s amazing, and I love the yellow behind it … really makes it pop.


#6

Awesome!


#7

Totally cool! (Looks a bit like a human shaped tree.) :slightly_smiling_face:


#8

I am groot.


#9

Wow, we are really beautiful when we are mapped out like that!
I can’t wait to let the resident paper nerd loose on this thing, I think she has paper in her veins…


#10

Vineman :grin:


#11

This is incredible!! Did you have this as a vector file available? Do you have a recommendation of where to find such anatomical images? My brother is a neuro-pathologist at the university of Chicago and work like this would make for great presents!!


#12

Wow. That’s amazing actually. The subject and the project!


#13

Well he’s probably want the nervous system (or even cooler make him a dermatome map. I just googled for a map of the arteries. The trick wasn’t finding one, the trick was finding one of the bazillion drawings that wasn’t labeled. After that just a lot of manipulation in illustrator to make it cuttable. I want to try this again (this was more a proof of concept) as overlay cutouts with veins, arteries and nerves (red, blue, yellow in traditional style)


#14

Then you could do one of those cool layered art pieces with multiple levels of acrylic or glass–so cool!


#15

Thanks for the recommendation :grinning: Overlay of different structures would be awesome! But that means you imported the image into AI, traced it /converted it into a vector graphics and sent it to the forge as svg? That must have taken some time!!
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This is incredible!! Did you have this as a vector file available? Do you have a recommendation of where to find such anatomical images? My brother is a neuro-pathologist at the university of Chicago and work like this would make for great presents!!

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#16

yep, although at this point I am pretty efficient at it. It’s more cleanup than the tracing part.


#17

The more you do it, the quicker it gets. Don’t wait for the GF, start vectorizing now.


#18

Nice! I don’t know what else to say. Nice!


#19

Nicely impressive. Time to look for a 3D map of nerves, veins, nerves, and bones and 3D print them up life size in different colors. It’s probably been done already, but would still be fun to do.