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3D Printed Custom Duplo Blocks

Carrying on from previous posts and test, I decided to experiment further with 3D printing by creating custom Duplo blocks. Currently my 3 year old son is fanatical about Duplo and Lego, so for his birthday I though it would be nice to make some

3D Printed Custom Pen Holder

Following on from the 3D printed chair model blog post where I printed a chair model I created for a client, this post focuses on a 3D printed pen holder which was designed by myself and printed by 3D Print UK. The main purpose behind

2D Photo to 3D Virtual Model to 3D Physical Print

3D model libraries exist to allow digital artists to quickly populate their scenes with appropriate content. Using libraries for 3D models can be a time saver, and as such saves money and costs. But what happens when a specific model cannot be found in any

Incredible 3D Printed Coasters

3D printing is something I've been keeping a careful eye over the past year or so. I find the technology and possibilities absolutely incredible, and in the very near future I truly believe that 3D printing will be common place in every office, business, and

Ard Digital is 2 today!

Well that crept up on me! Anyway I'm very proud to say that today Ard Digital turned 2 today! This past year has been challenging as always, but I like to think I'm perhaps getting to grips with freelancing / running a business. I know

Inspiration: Small spaces

I think I've always be inspired by small, clever design. I've never been the type of person who thinks bigger is better, I drive a small car, live in a small house, and of course live in the UK, where space is always at a

Sorry (again) for the lack of website updates and blog posts!

Hello! I haven't intended to neglect the website or blog posts, but life has been a little hectic recently, mostly with the latest addition to the Punchard family, baby Madison! She arrived on the 16th December, and she really was the most perfect early Christmas present

Website updates!

Just a quick post to say that some changes have been happening with the website, most of them "behind the scenes", so if anything looks amiss please perform a hard refresh (try holding ctrl and clicking the refresh button), and hopefully everything should look as

Ard Digital Is One Today!

Today is a special day for me, as a year ago I moved from employee to freelancing and starting up Ard Digital! Taking the leap to freelancing has been one of those big moments in life for me. I wouldn't say I was un-prepared because I

Using photographic references is the key in CG!

It's no great secret that the key to creating beautiful images and animations lies with using great reference material. References come in all forms; drawings, sketches, videos, but the one area which is always very important is photography. We all need direction, and it's often little