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Print your own Hillary Clinton

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Seven years after the Obama action figure was created, we have Hillary Clinton! FCTRY has just launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign which asks for $15,000 US to begin the mass production of a Hillary Clinton figurine. The couple behind FCTRY, Jason Feinberg and his wife Alyssa Zeller, hope that the action figures will become a national sensation, like that of the Obama version.

Hillary was sculpted by Mike Leavitt for FCTRY. You can also download Hillary and print her yourself from Thingiverse!

Read more about the project on 3DPrint.com, and check out the Kickstarter campaign.

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3D printing doodles

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Kids Creation Station
is the 3D printing service from media site 3DP4E that transforms doodles into full-color 3D prints. A ZBrush designer will actually sculpt the children’s drawings into 3D models, which are then printed in full-color gypsum through the Zcorp/3D Systems Color Jet Printing process.

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3D-printed shoes win Jimmy Choo Award

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Zoe Jia-Yu Daiis is breaking the 3D mold with a project that pushes the limits of shoe-making with the introduction of 3D printing. While traditional footwear manufacturing has relied on the same techniques for decades, Zoe Jia-Yu Daiis – a fashion graduate and shoe designer – decided to turn to 3D printing to shake things up!

Her collection of nature-inspired 3D-printed shoes pushes the limits of traditional shoe-making methods. “It was clear that 3D printing could not only achieve this, but would also allow a large amount of flexibility in the design stage, as well as allowing me to push the limits of design structures,” Zoe Jia-Yu Daiis told 3ders.org in a recent interview.

ZBrush was one of the software packages used to create the 3D models for this project, alongside 3ds Max, Rhino, and Maya. Find out more in the full article by 3Ders.org.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

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No, it’s a 3D-printed Superman! Standing 12 inches tall without a cape, and 17 inches tall when fully equipped with cape and base attached, this impressive statue that captures Christopher Reeve’s likeness was sculpted using Sculptris and ZBrush, and took approximately 12 hours to print. The maker is 46-year old Peter Mitchell; prior to sculpting Superman he worked in a call center, but decided to leave to focus on 3D printing and prop making for TV and film. Find out more in this article by 3Dprint.com.

Learn 3D printing in 10 weeks

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3DPrintingIndustry.com has reported that, from April 6 this year, My Mini Factory Academy will offer students the tools to learn 3D design and printing – in none other than New York City! iMakr, the company behind the My Mini Factory printables community, believes that these hands-on workshops will even help people learn how to start their own businesses.

Lessons will take place Monday to Friday, 10AM to 5PM, for 10 weeks. Everything from design techniques and scanning to modeling in ZBrush will be covered. By week 8, all students will be able to tackle their own practical projects!

Registration is open now.

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Photo: The first successful My Mini Factory Academy in London introduced small classes to the world of 3D printing through an intensive workshop series

The smallest-ever human sculpture

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At just 80 x 100 x 20 microns in size, a nano sculpture by Jonty Hurwitz is officially the smallest creation of the human form in history. Taking this impressive feat even further still, Hurwitz created an entire series of the smallest human portraits of all time. Discover how these remarkable creations were realized using the groundbreaking 3D-printing technology, Multiphoton Lithography, on Jonty Jurwitz’s website.

“To some extent this series of sculptures reminds me of how the film industry works,” said Jonty Hurwitz in an interview with Popular Science Magazine. “You need large teams of thinkers, builders, creatives, and amazing technology; the sculpting software we used, ZBrush, is one of the main monster-making tools in the Hollywood special effects world . . .”

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Weta’s ‘The Hobbit’ Collectible Sculpts

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Thorin from The Hobbit for Weta by Scott Spencer

Scott Spencer is well known for his incredible character and creature ZBrush creations. So it will come as no surprise to learn that he has recently been in New Zealand producing remarkably detailed statues for the Weta Collectibles line!

And his favorite?

“Thorin. I had a great time working on this one. It’s a challenge getting every detail down – even counting the number of plates in his sleeve armor or matching the number of plaits in a braid. Attention to details like this is all part of the process,” Spencer reveals in his ZBrush Central forum thread.

The Margo Project

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Margo from Bold Machines is a feature film project that is being developed from 3D-modeled characters – but not in the traditional sense! Rather than following large-scale box-office productions, Margo instead begins with character collectibles and focuses on narrative; the story itself about Margo, the main character, whose parents are lost on a space mission exploration.

Jose Alves da Silva is the 3D character artist that is crafting the characters to spec in ZBrush. These characters are then 3D printed, and painted by Adrian Yablin. So far a host of characters have been created for this exciting project, including Margo and her dog Eddie, Mr Walthersnap and his diver Kyrgstzt, and Tom Baker, an extraordinary mechanic! Even Margo’s scooter and sidecar has been modeled and printed for the project!

Once the characters have been modeled, 3D printed, and painted, they will then be transformed into a feature film with the help of a production company. What’s more, you can also download and 3D-print the characters yourself from the Thingiverse website!

Stay up to date with the project’s developments on the Bold Machine’s blog. And visit Jose Alves da Silva’s website for more fantastic 3D character creations!

 

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3D Printer World Expo 2015

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Join Pixologic at the 3D Printer World Expo 2015

Pixologic will be returning to the 3D Printer World Expo for the second year! If you’re in the Burbank area, be sure to join the Pixologic crew for a host of industry seminars from MakerBot, Gentle Giant/3D Systems, and Disney Interactive, as well as selected freelancers from the forefront of the 3D printing field, including Adam Ross and Brian Wade. Plus witness the largest assortment of 3D printers held under one roof!

You won’t want to miss our live Pacific Rim-themed artist sculpt-offs, either! Who will demonstrate the best organic skills? Which artist will dominate the battle? Watch live and place your votes! If you can’t make it to the event, you can still join the fun: stay tuned to Pixologic’s Facebook Page on Saturday 31 January to see the photos and cast your votes!

Check out the schedule and artist line-up. We hope to see you there!

Pixologic at the 3D Printer World Expo 2014

3D printing future fashion

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Cristina Franceschini reveals how ZBrush helped her to transition into the digital manufacturing era

Cristina Franceschini is no stranger to the world of 3D printing. Having being exploring the possibilities of 3D printing in shoemaking for several years, as soon as desktop printers made a leap into the affordable realm, she purchased one to prototype her incredible designs. In this insightful interview with 3D Printing Industry.com, Cristina reveals how she learned ZBrush online, discovered the right balance of shapes, materials, and finishes, and uses Shapeways to craft the perfect heels.

Cristina Franceschini reveals how ZBrush helped her to transition into the digital manufacturing era

Cristina Franceschini reveals how ZBrush helped her to transition into the digital manufacturing era

Cristina Franceschini reveals how ZBrush helped her to transition into the digital manufacturing era

Cristina Franceschini reveals how ZBrush helped her to transition into the digital manufacturing era

Read the interview in full on 3D Printing Industry.com.






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