Behind the Sign

By on October 13th, 2008 in blog


A few months ago we wrote on Karsten Schmidt’s work to produce a 3D sign to be used for a magazine cover. Today we ran across a rather long interview with the artist, who explains how the process was done. Highlights:

  • Used a ZCorp 450 printer, which seems to be the most common device these days for artistic works
  • Multiple prints were attempted before the fragile design was successfully produced
  • Schmidt uses several mathematical generative processes to create the works
  • Used Eclipse, MeshLab, SunFlow and Scala tools
  • Schmidt believes in using a variety of tools to create art, because “I’m a big believer in the truth of Kenneth Boulding’s statement: We make our tools and they shape us.”

Via PrintMag

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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