This week Peter and I are in Tokyo visiting the two Disney parks here. The Disney Imagineers are the very best in this industry and these two parks demonstrate that at every turn. This week we will observe and record as much of that creative work as possible. In two days I've taken more than 900 photos. Wonderful design abounds with great examples of CNC routing. We've observed wonderful uses of textures and dimension. There's lots to learn here without a doubt. I include a taste of what we have witnessed thus far...
It is hard to believe that it was only seven years ago I witnessed a CNC router in action for the very first time. I was fascinated and simply had to have one! Although I had been in the creative end of the three dimensional sign business for most of my life I didn't really know what I would do with one - but I just knew it could do fantastic stuff.
Through extensive research I quickly found out that with the relative simplicity of EnRoute, CNC routers were capable of just about anything imaginable. This journal will chronicle that journey to date and continue each week with two or three entries as we continue to explore just what is possible with this wonderful software... -dan