At this year’s 3D Printshow we were excited to visit the large display of 3D prints by Legacy Effects. If you don’t know about Legacy Effects, they are one of the premier special effects shops in Hollywood, and have produced numerous famous characters for motion pictures you’ve no doubt seen.
After our green filament post earlier discussion of 3D printing greenness continued and resulted in a pointer to a document posted by the American Chemical Society that investigates the electricity consumed and CO2 emitted by different manufacturing materials. What exactly did they examine?
Digital artist Brian Begun, who has created visual effects for films like “The Amazing Spider Man” and “X-Men First Class,” has embarked on his next adventure: inventing a method for chocolate 3D printing.
A new era of orthopedic surgery is taking shape at Peking University. Armed with an Electron Beam Melting (EBM) 3D printer, doctors are able to create titanium implants that fit perfectly with a patient’s body.
The Avant/Garde Diaries , an online interview magazine, recently posted a nice twofold profile of Make /BoingBoing’s Mark Frauenfelder and his friend, artist Kevin Mack . Frauenfelder first discovered Kevin Mack through his special effects work on the film Fight Club ; however, it was Mack’s strictly artistic work that really piqued Frauenfelder’s interest
The movie industry is beginning to see how much value 3D printing offers, especially on effects-heavy films that are made with huge numbers of 3D digital models. This glove, used in ‘Iron Man 2,’ was made using a 3D printer, and is part of a full-body suit used in some of the film’s live-action scenes.