Digital Fabrication is a favorite topic of mine. As someone who’s used these machines and methods many times in my architecture, engineering, and design work, I constantly think of ways to make something. Do I have an idea for a product design? I’ll do a rough sketch and spend some time just thinking about the Rhino commands I’d need to use to make a 3D model. I’m a visual thinker, so it’s easier for me to understand something if I see it or a drawing of it rather than using words.
When it came to physically making a sphere, not just typing a command on Rhino and sending it to a machine, I found that I got more enjoyment and satisfaction out of the fabrication. Spending time whittling or turning made the final satisfaction sweeter.