3D Print Your Escher

By on August 28th, 2012 in Design


Everyone has seen those perplexing drawings by M.C. Escher and marveled at their paradoxical nature. Confusing images that could never be real. Until now. 
Gershon Elber of the Computer Science Department of Technion, Israel Institute of Technology has done just that. He has designed 3D shapes that, when 3D printed and viewed from specific angles precisely reproduce the Escher effect. 
The work is not limited to “simple” objects, such as the Penrose Triangle, but also includes some of Escher’s large scenes, including the Waterfall, Belvedere and Relativity.  The STL 3D model file is provided by Elber for some of the items, including the Penrose Triangle and Escher’s Relativity.

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!