The SolidSmack Weekend Reader | Week 31.17

Don your favorite bathrobe, cream that coffee, and get comfortable with this week’s SolidSmack Weekend Reader.

The Weekend Reader features a handful of the most interesting articles featured on the ‘Smack over the past week ranging from tips and tricks to inspirational designs, processes, and more. So lay back, relax and take a load off while reading the top ten stories on SolidSmack this past week.

Oh and uh…don’t forget to shed some much-needed sunlight on your face, too.

Build Your Own Mini Farnsworth House with This New Lasercut Model Kit

Marcus Bree knows buildings. The engineer and architect fan has been creating highly detailed models of prominent buildings and landmarks since 2008, including the Sydney Opera House and the Guggenheim. He’s now setting his sights on the iconic Farnsworth House designed and constructed by famed architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe back in 1951.

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Learn How to Rig and Animate a Drone this Weekend

Know what you need to learn this weekend? How to rig and animate a flippin’ drone, that’s what. And SolidSmack’s very own Lauren Thomas will show you how.

Product Visualization Pro Esben Oxholm Details His Workflow in New KeyShot Training Course

Few tools are as indispensable in the design engineer’s toolbox as a solid product visualization tool. After all, why wouldn’t you want to see your model rendered beautifully after hours of modeling in a drab CAD modeling environment?

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Take a Rare Glimpse Inside Sony’s Alpha Camera Factory

In this short documentary from NYC photographer Michael Rubenstein—himself a user of the Sony α7R II—we get a rare glimpse inside the Sony Alpha factory at Chonburi near Bangkok, Thailand where all of the Sony α7R II cameras are assembled by hand.

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Vectary 3D Modeling App | Making Stuff Just Got Easier with Four New Plugins

The folks over at Vectary are at it again spreading more love on their free browser-based 3d modeling app!

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These Lenovo Phone and Tablet Prototypes Hint at a Future in Foldable Technology

Simply roll up the phone backwards like you would a newspaper and wrap it around your wrist!

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