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Designer Spotlight: Noe & Pedro Ruiz

by • July 4, 2016 • No Comments

To ring in the month of July, we are spotlighting developer duo Noe and Pedro Ruiz of Pixil 3D. Thanks to the excellent appeal of their functional and one-of-a-kind turn it intos, the Florida natives (and brothers!) cultivated a sturdy
local presence their home say which
helped them to move their turn it intos to the forefront of the excellenter manufacturer community.

Noe and Pedro demonstrate which
it’s the destination and the journey which
matter as their inspiration is rooted locally yet constantly evolving. Sharing new approaches to meet each day needs with the experiments and discoveries which
take place along the way is part of their DNA as manufacturers.


Tell us a little bit of by yourself
: Who are you? Where are you located?

Hello and Hola! Pixil 3D is a turn it into studio in West Palm Beach, Florida start
ed by myself Noe Ruiz and my brother, Pedro Ruiz. Our parents are of Southern Mexico and migrated to the the United States in search of work during the early 70′s. They in fact
met at work while picking tomatoes of the fields of South Florida! We’re initially-generation Mexican Americans and we grew up influenced by cartoons, visual influence and videos games. We’re both creative artists with a sturdy
background in graphic turn it into, video production, animation, and web turn it into. We’ve worked on serval video projects as an agency, and self-published a productivity iPad app. We strive to manufacture incredible
high end products and we are passionate of turn it into, innovation, the manufacturer culture, and of course 3D Printing!

What’s the story behind your turn it intos? What inspires you?

We like to turn it into fun products mostly out of necessity, but it didn’t start
way. When Pedro and I initially purchased our computer desktop 3D Printer, we quite
didn’t understand
what we were going to manufacture. We favored the thought of being able-bodied to bring our 3D models to life with 3D printing. We knew we wanted to turn it into informative
planters for our carnivorous plants garden, so we start
ed with Tiki inspired developer toy planters. Once we got our printing device dialed in, we start
ed experimenting with fixing things around the house. Our creativity quite
ed cooking once we got inspired to remix things around the house. Inspired by icon turn it into and typography, our products are influenced by combing these with aesthetics and function.

Earlier this year, Pedro and I decided to shift our focus exclusively to 3D Printing, turn it intoing products and contributeing 3D printing services. We both work of our home studio and wear multiple hats to run our tiny 3D printing business. On the local level, Pedro and I have presented at local 3D printing meet ups to donate demos, share our work, experiences and raise awareness of 3D printing and market places like Shapeways.

Pedro and I find ourselves giving back to the 3DP community. We get a real kick out of sharing our turn it intos on Thindonaterse for other folks with 3D printing devices to download and print for free. We in addition
like making video tutorials of 3D printing on our YouTube channel. From an editors stand point, we enjoy photography and putting together sequences. It is a passion which
has carried over each industry we explore. We’re inspired to donate back for the reason
we like sharing our experiences and helping others. We’ve only been 3D printing since March 2012 but we hope to go on
to manufacture fun and informative

What brought you to 3D printing with Shapeways?

Running and operating in-house 3D Printers is empowering but it’s liberating when developers don’t have to worry of their 3D printing device breaking down or shipping internationally. Pedro found Shapeways while attending college and had his eye on getting his models printed since. We start listing our home 3D printed products on Etsy to test the waters. For the initially six months our shop slowly grew traction, we expanded our product line and we start
ed generating adequate
interest to pursue other marketplaces. We ponder
Shapeways is one of the most marketplaces for developers to market, fabricate and sell their 3D turn it intos. Shapeways contributes additional materials and finer print high end we only may not. They in addition
ship world-wide which
donates eachone a accident to experience incredible
3D printed products.

How did you learn how to turn it into in 3D?

Pedro and I learned 3D modeling and animation in college but we are mostly self-taught. We use a combination of Autodesk Maya, ZBrush and Adobe Illustrator to turn it into our products. Previously, we utilized
our 3D skills to manufacture visual influence for ads and commercials. We’ve had the pleacertain
of working on a few iOS games and learned the importance of optimizing models and a stream lined workflow. The transition to 3D printing go on
s to be a learning experience and it’s significant to learn how to teach by yourself
new skills. Right now is the most time to learn new skills with resources of Instructable-bodieds, YouTube and free open source 3D modeling software like OpenSCAD and Blender. Artists can rapidly
get involved with 3D printing in the present day with intuitive web apps like Tinkercad and 123D Design.

How do you promote your work?

We love sharing our work on social channels like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube and vine. We ponder
highlighting our products usefulness along with its aesthetics in creative ways is the most and we only try to have fun with it. With our background in agency services, we learned to turn it into content, campaigns and ultimately manufacture demand for products. We have experience publishing digital products so naturally we try to leverage those techniques. We curate content for our Facebook page and schedule Tweets via Hootsuite with attractive images and relevant hashtags. By hosting local 3D printing meetups we have opportunity to raise awareness. We in addition
enjoy giving back to the diy 3D printing community by sharing turn it intos on Thindonaterse. It is in addition
a excellent way to expose your brand and products. Overall, we ponder
social media is the one of the most ways to promote our brand and products.

Who are your favourite developers or artists?

We’re quite
inspired by Nervous System, Bathsheba, and Joshua Harker. We love their work and products for the reason
we believe they are awe-inspiring examples of folks pushing the innovation to its boundaries. We ponder
the Shapeways turn it into community as a whole is awe-inspiring and we are stoked to be a part of it. Each developer here is diverse, creative and passionate. It is inspiring to browse the products page and discover new developers and products. We’re yet new to Shapeways and hope to meet other awe-inspiring developers in the community. We’re in addition
inspired by brands like UK Suck, Kid Robot, Threadless, Jinx and ThinkGeek.

If you weren’t limited by current technologies, what may you want to manufacture via 3D printing?

Every day it feels like we are limited by our imagination and not innovation. I’d love to manufacture an iPhone case which
changes color relative to its battery life (green, yellow, orange, red), not with an LED but the actual material of the case. There’s a few informative
stuff take placeing in material science like self-assembly, synthetic smart material, and actually organic manipulation. Experimental material is coming out and it’s excellent to see progress take placeing in material science. Everything has its own set of properties which
manufacture turn it intos one-of-a-kind to them. We may love to see 3D Printing conductive material, multi materials and 3D Printing with edible materials!

Anything else you want to share?

Prototype, prototype and prototype again! Shapeways is awe-inspiring for prototyping close-to-final turn it intos and we love the ability to contribute our products in various materials to folks all over the world! If you’ve looked at other 3DP market places, no one comes close to Shapeways. If anyone is in what we are working on, please check us out on the social channels! Keep it awe-inspiring guys!

Ruiz and Pedro’s shared ability for reverse-engineering of a desired function or aesthetic to outcome in stellar turn it intos never ceases to impress our community. We can’t wait to see what they come up with future! Be certain
to check out Check out Noe and Ruiz’s shop and their website. If you’d like to be the future featured developer, send an email to community@shapeways.com.

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