BAB, The Ikea Baby
March 4, 2009 9:09 PM   Subscribe

BAB, The Ikea Baby
Ikea-style instructions for assembling a baby. I made these for a friend of mine who's expecting this summer.
posted by albrecht (8 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by Pants! on March 7, 2009: BÅB, The Ikea Baby

This is great! (although I wish that the later diagrams were a 2D sketch instead of the 3D model, which looks a little mismatched with the rest of the graphics)
posted by UsernameFilter at 4:04 AM on March 5, 2009

Very cool! I agree with the above comment though.

Did you just draw the screws in Illustrator, or did you model them?
posted by carnival of animals at 4:37 AM on March 5, 2009

This is pretty neat, but also a little unnerving at the same time. Might have to do with the 3D baby model. And all those screws.
posted by nihraguk at 6:19 AM on March 5, 2009

That's clever and funny. I appreciate the safety warnings.
posted by ardgedee at 6:27 AM on March 5, 2009

posted by lowlife at 6:32 AM on March 5, 2009

I originally planned on using the Illustrate plugin in 3dsmax to create line-drawings from the 3D model, but I couldn't get it to work. So I went with black-and-white renderings and messed with the image attributes in photoshop to make them look as "drawing-like" as possible. I'm not a pro at any of this; I was mostly just using trial and error.
posted by albrecht at 6:44 AM on March 5, 2009

They look pretty good to me! I wonder if it would have been possible to get a similar result by modeling in Sketchup, getting a hidden line render, and then tracing in Illustrator.
posted by carnival of animals at 3:38 PM on March 5, 2009

The bottom of page 8 had me laughing.
posted by bonobothegreat at 1:48 PM on March 6, 2009

« Older Frugal Culture...   |   TPLFans: Fans of Toronto Publi... Newer »

You are not currently logged in. Log in or create a new account to post comments.