Join 3,512 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

Tags:

Mixing Digital Sculpture with Real Objects
November 9, 2012 8:44 AM   Subscribe

Mixing Digital Sculpture with Real Objects (SLVimeo)
posted by gwint (8 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is the bees-(digitally-enhanced)-knees!
posted by blue_beetle at 9:13 AM on November 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Awesome! I wish I knew more about the software and techniques. Is it the software that can take those multi-angled photographs and correctly render the size of the object? Was that entire little lego thing made in one pass on a 3d printer, or are there multiple steps involved with that?
posted by antonymous at 9:15 AM on November 9, 2012


Yeah, I didn't see much info about what 3D printer was used. The 3D scanning software is Photoscan by Agisoft. There's also 123d by AutoDesk which is free, but doesn't seem quite as advanced. People have also been hacking their Kinects to become 3D scanners.
posted by gwint at 9:21 AM on November 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Do 3d printers print in color now or are those objects painted? It looks like he has paint on his fingers at the end but the lego bricks look so niiiiice and smooth.
posted by SharkParty at 9:30 AM on November 9, 2012


Do 3d printers print in color now or are those objects painted? It looks like he has paint on his fingers at the end but the lego bricks look so niiiiice and smooth.

Not sure what he used, but the short answer is yes.
posted by gwint at 9:38 AM on November 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Magic!
posted by lumpenprole at 12:25 PM on November 9, 2012


If I were to happen upon that Lego corner in real life, my mind would probably unravel at the thought of a world with a secret Lego substructure. Glad I saw it here instead.
posted by orme at 2:57 PM on November 9, 2012


That's so cool. I want to learn how to do that. Though 3D printing is still pretty expensive... My university charges $12/cubic inch, and it adds up faster than you'd think. But still. So cool.
posted by vegartanipla at 9:05 PM on November 9, 2012


« Older Box cat becomes one with the box....  |  "Unwrapping the history of Mex... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments