Inside Out
Landscapecutter
High Def Video
GPS
LIDAR
3D Studio Max

Tim Shear exhibits a network inspired miniature 3d object titled ‘landscapecutter’ as part of the international touring exhibition Inside Out, which opens at the Object Gallery, Sydney, Australia in June 2010 before embarking on a touring program and launched in the UK at Pheonix Square, Leicester, in September 2010.

Landscapecutter uses LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data and 3D Studio Max to create a unique miniature object based on the early industrial Cornish landscape created by tin mining. Riding a mountain bike around a disused mining site a unique boundary was traced utilising the built-in GPS on a mobile phone. GPS data was collected at one-second intervals and HD video was recorded; captured datasets, video and more information available online. The captured GPS track was then used in a cookie cutter style (vertical boundary) to cut out a physical form. The 3D terrain was created using the digital elevation model (DEM) data captured by LIDAR survey aircraft. Mapping the high resolution LIDAR (1m) elevation data to the miniature scale of the finished object exposes nuances of speed, gravity and motion.

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