Eridu Society 2014

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Eridu Society 2014

Post by trilobyte » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:54 pm

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We are very excited to be returning for 2014 - look for us in the vicnity of 7:45 and Cinnamon!

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Post by mgb327 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:59 pm

Any idea on where you would like to be placed? Mebbe not like last year, as a late-night hangout for a sound camp........
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Re: Eridu Society 2014

Post by trilobyte » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:25 am

We had a couple great years at Esplanade, and our neighbors have been awesome, but this year we will likely be aiming for someplace in the 7:30 zone.

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Re: Eridu Society 2014

Post by pizzamancer » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:51 pm

Last year it was a bit noisy around Eridu Society. I did like it when they played the sound track from Conan the Barbarian on burn night though.
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Post by trilobyte » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:19 pm

Wait, I thought that was you?

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Post by pizzamancer » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:24 am

It was the guys across the street. I came out to listen.
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Post by trilobyte » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:06 am

Plans are firming up, it looks like we'll be back with more pickles, lemonade, and other daytime tributes... and we'll have a few other surprises as well. Meanwhile, I've been having fun tinkering around in a 3D design app I use, building new parts and models for this year's camp (click on the image below to see a higher resolution version, if you'd like).

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Post by jeremedia » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:59 pm

Great renders of a great solution. Some questions... How are you producing these elements (CNC, hand-cutting)? How are you sealing the unpainted components?

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Post by Dr Helix » Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:16 pm

trilobyte wrote:We had a couple great years at Esplanade, and our neighbors have been awesome, but this year we will likely be aiming for someplace in the 7:30 zone.

7:30 is a great area! Lots of fun camps. They are just about to gear up their FB page.
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Post by trilobyte » Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:48 pm

It's a structure we've already built and brought to the playa. While I am redesigning some components of the project, what I meant by new parts and models was that I'd re-made the parts and models in my 3D app. Last years models worked out well, but were a bit more crude with squared off edges and very simple textures - and the modeling for our camp's shade structures and other back-end stuff was very basic.

All the slotted wood components are CNC cut and then the edges are finished and rounded with another router by hand. Once finished, they get a few coats of a water-based poly-coat. It makes for much easier cleanup of brushes and drips at our workspace, and once dry it's a great seal.

Thanks for the tip, Dr Helix - we love that part of the city too :)

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Post by trilobyte » Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:34 am

After redesigning the 3D models of existing parts, as well as creating some new parts designs for internal supports, I've gotten most of the Ziggurati installation re-built. The new components and models are a lot more complex and detailed (last year's model came in at 1.1 million polygons, this one isn't finished yet and has over 6.5 million polygons) - the net result is that it takes more processing power to render each frame, but the resulting images look pretty good. Here's a wide-shot of our frontage (click on it to see in higher resolution)...

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The wall displays on either side will have art in them on the playa. The cuneiform at the bottom right of the image translates to read "Burning Man 2014" :) We'll have translations for all the cuneiform we're using at the camp for people to check out if they're interested.

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And then the shot above shows detail of the top of the ziggurat and the altar space (click the pic to embiggen).

In a tent city, even ten feet off the ground is a bit like being on top of a skyscraper - the top of the ziggurat makes for a great observation deck, as well as a comfortable and shady spot to relax in the heat of the day. We'll be offering tributes of snacks and refreshments periodically throughout each day of the week to help sustain weary travelers. If you're in the neighborhood, look for the flags and feel free to stop by.

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Post by Joeln » Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:55 am

Looks really cool!
I will definitely stop by.
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Post by fernley1 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:03 pm

Me too! Looks so cool.

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Post by trilobyte » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:33 pm

Freshly rendered... here's a shot showing one of the curio carts out in front in the morning, with the ziggurat in the background.

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We'll be using the carts to show off some smaller art pieces, as well as for our rubber stamp bar (and other tributes and gifts throughout the week)...

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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:08 pm

I found you another brain...
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Post by trilobyte » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:20 am

Thanks, but the Fertile Minds Idea Deli was a project we did in 2012.

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Post by Monkeystyle » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:31 pm

Very impressive! Who made the red fittings to lock it all together? Great idea, cant wait to see it.

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Post by trilobyte » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:18 am

Thanks - I designed all the parts.

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Post by trilobyte » Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:35 pm

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Post by ranger magnum » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:26 pm

That looks bad ass. I for sure want to see it...
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Post by TryptaNim » Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:04 am

trilobyte wrote:Thanks - I designed all the parts.
Nicely done! Can't wait to wait to experience it. keep up the great work!
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Post by trilobyte » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:51 pm

I'm very pleased to announce that Eridu Society has been placed - you can find us on Cinnamon between 7:30 & 8:00!!!

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We'll be back with our rubber stamp bar as well as serving pickles or lemonade at various times throughout the week, as well as a few other surprises. Check out a few renders of what we'll look like this year...

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See you on the playa!

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Post by tamarakay » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:33 pm

This is beautiful.
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Post by trilobyte » Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:32 pm

It's getting to be that time of year, and all the pieces are starting to come together...

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More fun with CNC machines...
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Yet another run for lumber and materials...
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New internal supports for the ziggurat...
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Time to make the bike racks...
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Partially assembled and ready for transport...
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Production begins on new additions to our rubber stamp bar...
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We've been busy, but holy crap there's still so much to do! :shock: We can't wait to see you out there, we'll be at 7:45 & Cinnamon :D

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Post by Joeln » Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:52 pm

Damn! I'm definitely going to visit - looks outstanding!
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Post by Elorrum » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:53 pm

Wow,
Trilo!
Beautiful. Love the camels on magic carpets.
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Post by oscillator » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:21 pm

Wanna paint one??

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Post by trilobyte » Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:55 pm

Thanks, Elorrum! Osc, you paint your own! On-playa, the camels will have a more unique look. Similar to the Cow Parade installation that's been in several cities around the world, each of these will be decorated by different artists. Here's a sneak peak of one of them, along with the bike rack panels I finished painting today.

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Post by Patsh » Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:04 am

Can't wait to see all this, Trilo! As usual, GREAT setup! :D
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Post by lucky420 » Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:49 am

Trilo,

You are so damn fancy! I love it!
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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