This week’s selection is the well designed 3D sculpture of actor Benedict Cumberbatch by 3D Geppetto.
The sculpture is a highly realistic representation of the well-known actor, who has recently appeared in many popular hits, including The Imitation Game, Doctor Strange and Star Trek Into Darkness.
What I find fascinating about this 3D model is that it is not a 3D scan. No, instead it was modeled by hand, presumably based on 2D images from scratch. I’m a terrible sculptor myself, so anyone who can produce designs as lifelike as this is quite admirable.
Who’s doing this modeling? It’s a Tehran-based “group of ZBrush designers”, who obviously have a lot of sculpting talent, called “3D Geppetto”.
The Cumberbatch can be ordered from Shapeways in a variety of materials, if you’d like to obtain a 3D print. Pricing ranges from USD$56 for the basic 80mm tall nylon print, up to a hefty USD$439 for the stainless steel version.
I can understand if Benedict is not your cup of tea. If so, 3D Geppetto offers a number of other celebrity 3D models, including Eminem, Johnny Depp, Kobe Bryant, Taylor Swift, Peter Dinklage, Rihanna, and many other popular figures. Most are busts, but a few are full figures, all hand designed.
And if any of those are not desirable, the company will actually make custom made 3D sculptures on request. Contact them directly for a quote if you’re interested.