Since opening our doors in 2004 we’re helped thousands of products get to market. Whether its in the early development stages right through to full production we get to share our engineering skill set and impart a small piece of our DNA into every project.
Our job is to understand the customer ideal outcomes and then look into our box of tricks to make it happen. We’re fortunate enough that our customers trust our judgement – and the combined results are stunning. The image helps to show where we add value. We listen, consult, discuss and give input on how to “realize” a project.
Squint Opera is a creative company, a large and talented team crafting extraordinary and unique work across many disciplines – from video content and animation, to interactive exhibitions, branding, websites, design, games and strategy.
They work across different sectors, from the built environment, to arts and culture, children’s entertainment, events and place-making. Their goal is to always produce great work, and have fun.
Squint Opera were approached to help launch a new city living precinct in Collins Street Melbourne (next to Southern Cross Station) Melbourne Quarter is a brand-new city block, a vision for the city offering a next generation commercial centre, enticing retail, and an exceptional collection of residential apartments.
Our collective goal (MQ, Squint Opera and Objective3D Direct Manufacturing) was to show MQ’s realtionship to Melbourne – physically in the form of a 3D model but also dynamically with Dave Mackenzie’s interactive graphical light show.
The stylized Melbourne cityscape was manufactured from acrylic (CNC machined) and polished. The MQ precinct was 3D printed using one of our large format Polyjet systems in VeroClear material. The entire model sits atop of 2 large flat screen monitors – connected to an interactive iPad.
Years to plan, months to conceptualize and only days to manufacture.