The PreForm desktop software is used to prepare digital models for 3D printing on the revolutionary Form 1 desktop 3D printer. This is traditionally an expert-level task, but our software simplifies the process through a user interface that doesn’t get in the way, automatic part orientation and support generation. Obviously, a clean user interface does not hurt, either.
I joined the team at a pivotal moment a few months before the 1.0 release. The process had been very engineering-driven before that point: nobody had been advocating for the actual user, but instead, lots of complex features needed to be added to the still-young product. With the support of the software team, I set out to turn things upside-down.
A New Face
samluescher: #Spotify selects for my evening run: Goth Rock@150 steps/min. ★★★☆☆ for solving my bpm problem while inspiring angst of the cold, big world. Dec. 16, 2015
samluescher: #Bash #timesaver of the day: `alias short="that-command-I-type-500-times-a-day"` in ~/.bash_profile; now just type "short" 500 times. Aug. 14, 2014
samluescher: @hairyjewbear slow response, sorry I'm not an active twitter user. Form designer updated, should work fine again with a modern django! April 17, 2014
samluescher: Bye bye #skeuobashing, no more leather + canvas – and we don't even have to pay for it. Thanks Apple. Oct. 22, 2013
samluescher: Hard lesson learned [again]: real world just doesn't align with a video feed, a projector AND a virtual world at the same time. #dirtyhacks April 15, 2013
samluescher: So if there are only 15,700 Google results for #SoMoClo, there must still be at least a couple of startup ideas in there, right? April 9, 2013