It can be baffling how CAD encompasses a seemingly infinite number of fields: from animation, to product prototyping, to homemade 3D printing.
106,000 3D Printed Faces
LAIKA 3D printed 106,000 faces for Missing Link.
3D Printing Provides the Missing Link to “Missing Link”
LAIKA Studios opened its doors for a look into the making of Missing Link.
3D Printing and a Shoe Called Susan
The Missing Link x Nike Air Max Susan celebrates whimsy and fashion — and 3D printing.
Design of the Week: Sculpture of Time
This week’s selection is the startling Sculpture of Time by Japanese artist Akinori Goto.
Zoetropes Get “4D” with the Incredible 3D Printed 4-Mation Platform
4-Mation Is A Series of 3D Modular Zoetropes With Swappable Animation.
Articulate Your Own Mesh!
The other week we wrote about Moritz Bächer’s amazing software that is able to read a 3D model of a figurine and automatically determine where the joints occur. If that wasn’t enough, the software goes as far as to generate a new 3D models of all the limbs including movable joints. In other words, it… Continue reading Articulate Your Own Mesh!
We Built About 8,000 Mouths
Did you catch the movie Coraline? If you did you might have noticed that much of the movie was not made using conventional computer graphics. Instead the producers 3D printed billions (well maybe not quite that much, but a Whole Bunch) of character parts that were then used in Stop-Motion filming. The movie was a… Continue reading We Built About 8,000 Mouths
3D Print Animated Beings!
It’s fun printing 3D objects with a 3D printer, but typically the problem is they are fixed, unmoving static objects that sit patiently on your desk. What if you could print objects that literally come alive and move around? What if you printed tiny beings that could walk? Sounds ridiculous, we know. But it’s… Continue reading 3D Print Animated Beings!
Will 3D Printing Win an Academy Award?
It’s entirely possible! Two 2009 films nominated made extensive use of 3D printing in their productions: Avatar, nominated for Best Picture of the Year among others, and Coraline, nominated for Best Animated Feature Film. James Cameron, the man behind Avatar used 3D printing to produce figurines with which lighting tests were performed for “every… Continue reading Will 3D Printing Win an Academy Award?
Animation with 3D Printing
It has been done before, with Coraline, but now a post from Creative Review walks us through how the title sequence for Dutch TV programme “Het Klokhuis” (“The Apple Core”) was created. The process involved printing numerous objects corresponding to frames of the sequence, which were then placed on a mini-stage and recorded. Animation… Continue reading Animation with 3D Printing