Chrysalis – Mass customization for visual designers

Fabripod's Chrysalis in action

The power of Processing in the hands of Grasshopper users

Fabripod's Chrysalis in action

Fabripod has just launched a Kickstarter project for Chrysalis, a tool for translating designs made in Grasshopper into Processing sketches that can be used as web apps for digital making.

Basically, if you’re a visual designer, Chrysalis will make it possible for you set up a web storefront that lets people customize a design and then export it to another service (like Ponoko) for making.

Also, because Processing is a free, open source tool, Chrysalis will enable the sharing of 3D sketches in a way that just isn’t practical via Grasshopper. For example, the deployment of an interactive art installation is a lot more practical when it can be used on any operating system without the need for additional software licenses.

Chris Chalmers explains in the video below:

The project has a funding goal of USD$25,000 with a deadline of December 15th. If you’d like to pitch in and get early access and other goodies, the Kickstarter page is here:

Derek Quenneville is a 3D printing evangelist who posts weekly on the Ponoko blog. Follow him on Twitter @techknight.

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I’m surrounded by Geniuses, here!

Dear Chris and co. a couple of things…

firstly, will you be at the shape to fabrication conference in London this coming weekend?

Secondly, i have an event called Design Smash where designer-makers make a lasercutting definition and turn it into a product in a single day-long design session. we will be kicking off again for the milan furniture fair with Vectorrealism next April.

Thirdly, I think it would be wonderful if you could do a workshop at the Smart Geometries conference in Troy next year… or otherwise, to run a parallel workshop.

Otherwise, i cant afford a high-level sponsorship deal for your kickstarter project myself, but i imagine that my company could afford around 900 euros to put me on a training course. To get yourself over the line for funding with kickstarter perhaps you could run group training courses and put the payments through to kickstarter.

what do you think?

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