The first phase was to create visual content for the campaign. Pivot with the assistance of William Kempton scanned a model and from this Pivot created the visuals of the statue for the competition.
Pivot contracted in Dimensions 10 to carry out the final scan of the winner. Their scanner is capable of scanning in a matter of seconds, this is very desirable for the subject as other methods can take up to 1 hour. We then worked with dimensions 10 to smooth out and work the 3D file so it could be manufactured, removing all undercuts and making a vertical split plane. Pivot then split the 3d model up and constructed a 3D exoskeleton from the 3D scan, this is used as a clamping surface for the mold halves and to locate the tools.
The challenge was casting such a large figure, working with the engineers at Freia we discovered the shrinkage in chocolate would not allow us to do it in one piece. the decision was made to split it into 4, we developed a method to split the statue into 4 pieces but maintain clean join lines.
We used or reliable partners at Shape AS to produce the foam forms for the vacuum forming and Plexx to carry out the production on the plastic parts. Pivot then manufactured the wooden jig to align and clamp the tools under casting.
In addition Pivot 3D printed a 30cm figure and create a silicon tool to produce a scale figure of the winner.