Archive for the '3D Printing' Category

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Top Of The Toppers

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There seems to be no end in sight when it comes to how people will use ZBrush and 3D printing. The latest in wedding cake decorations, sees the technology bringing brides and grooms to life in all their plastic glory! You can make your special day all the more memorable by incorporating this unique addition to your favorite sweet treat. Read more about the process of bringing your very own digital love birds to life here.

Visit ZBrushCentral for more interesting art, design and 3D printing projects from around the world. You never know what you’ll find!

 

It’s All A Matter Of Duty

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ZBrushCentral member Tore, takes us into a David Lynch inspired, digital stop-motion “who done it?” The overall vibe is weird to say the least. If your into Lynchesque films, you won’t want to miss this latest addition to the world of ZBrush. Tore used ZBrush for the modeling and retopology of his characters. You can take advantage of quick retopology inside ZBrush by incorporating the power of ZRemesher. Learn more about ZRemesher and other funtions inside ZBrush by visiting ZClassroom.

 

Feast In A Fallen City

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feastinafallencitybanner Stop-motion film making is a demanding art form. From the creation of “physical” sets and characters to the painstaking capture of movement, every scene demands attention to detail. The “Feast In A Fallen City” takes the time honored tradition of stop-motion film-making and gives it a jolt of modern technology. Using ZBrush and 3D printing technology to realize his designs, director Aron Bothman, a student at the California Institute of the Arts, took full advantage of everybody’s favorite “digital clay” while bringing his tale to life. Be sure to watch the “making of video” for a behind the scenes look at how it all came together. http://vimeo.com/90046679 http://vimeo.com/85216181 http://3dprintingindustry.com/2014/05/22/3d-printing-student-film-aron-bothman/

Printing Outside The Lines

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There was a time when we dreamed the characters in our favorite comic books could jump off the page. The rise of 3D printing brings this closer to reality. Check out Brimstone and Borderhounds #9. The issue features a 3D printed cover designed in ZBrush. Visit CoKreeate for more 3D printing products and services. We can’t wait to get our hands on a copy!

 

The Crystal Still Shines

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Chances are, if you grew up during the 1980′s, Jim Henson and Frank Oz played a significant role in either leaving you petrified or inspired. ZBSee member stumpf, recently re-imagined the Skeksis featured in The Dark Crystal. This rendition of an all-time classic was brought to life using features like NoiseMaker, ShadowBox, Dynamesh to name a few. Take a closer look at stumpf and his digital sculpting exploits inside his user gallery.

 

Sister To The Divine

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The team of Masters and Munn lay the foundation for what could invariably be the shape of things to come in the world of traditional sculpture. Using ZBrush to design the feathers for this divine creature takes a progressive approach at propelling classical figurative art into the digital age.  Each feather is sculpted using ZBrush and brought to life by way of 3D printing. Once the feathers are printed, a copper plating process is incorporated. We’ll take one! Be sure to see more cutting edge sculptural works from this dynamic duo by visiting their website.

Visit ZClassroom for video tutorials highlighting features like FiberMesh and MicroMesh. You’ll be one step closer to designing your very own “winged wonders”.

 

A Shelf Full Of Monsters

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Hey there ZBrushers! ZBSee member adamsacco takes us into the world of 3D printing and toys with his latest addition to the ZBrush universe. These green critters were designed using features like Dynamesh, ZRemesher and Decimation Master. But wait, there’s more. They may seem like cute additions to your shelf, but they also double as characters in a mobile games app called, Cut The Rope 2.  Get your very own green friend from Figure Outlet. Check them out today! Don’t forget to visit adamsacco’s user gallery to see more interesting and fun ways to use ZBrush.

Putting The Wraps On

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Recently, the Mold 3D crew held a 3D printing workshop. If your looking to take your latest creation from screen to print, you should check out their offerings. Be sure to stay current with the latest in industrial design and 3D rapid prototyping, by keeping up with our latest video tutorials. We’ve been busy updating a series of videos covering everything you’ll need to design and build your very own industrial design projects. Visit ZBSee today and start interacting with other ZBrushers from around the world.

 

Groceries With A Twist

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The world turns in strange ways from time to time. The most recent oddity we’ve come across is a 3D print “while you shop” solution from the UK based grocery chain ASDA. You read that right. Get a virtual double of yourself printed in store while your stocking up on carrots and milk. Check it out for yourself and see how ZBrush is playing a hand in helping to get you and your “mini body double” out of the store in record time.

Create 'mini me' models of you and your family at Asda!

 

Revisiting An Old Favorite

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Funny Garbage seems to be on the curve of what’s hip and cool in the world of digital clay. Fred Kahl, a Creative Director with the firm is utilizing ZBrush to bring an old american favorite back to life using 3D printing technology. Luna Park at Coney Island represents a time and place locked in the American sub-conscience. The place is part myth, part fantasy but all american. Of course Kahl’s Coney island is a miniature representation of the historic coastal playground. We think Luna Park founders Frederic Thompson and Elmer “Skip” Dundy would approve of this miniature version produced using the help of a MakerBot printer.






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