Tag Archive for '3D printing'

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.

ZBrush in the industry

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Adam Skutt ZBrush Industries

The new Industries section on Pixologic reveals how ZBrush is used in various industries around the world, including:

Follow the links above or head to the Industries section to get a fascinating insight into ZBrush’s universal applications!

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.

Seeing Is Believing

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This graduating class scores top honours by leaping from the pages of the high school year book and into the 3D printed future. It looks like the trend for keeping your friends close is about to take on a new meaning. Students at the Seoul National School for the Blind are among the first to embark on the journey of being immortalized in plastic. The 3D printed busts were developed in an effort to help visually impaired students remember what their classmates look like. Check out how ZBrush helped these bright young graduates bounce off the screen and into the printed world.

 

 

Un-Boxing The Many Faces of Laika

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Laika takes 3D printing to the next level with the fan-favorite, “Boxtrolls”. In this FXGuide exclusive, you’ll find out how ZBrush helped bring an unprecedented number of 3D printed expressions to life. It’s enough to make our printed heads spin.

Be sure to check out more from this talented group of artists by visiting their homepage.

Snapping Back

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ZBrush artist Jose Alves Silva gives us the back alley goods with his latest 3D print. Mean street enforcer Mr. Walthersnap was brought to life using ZBrush and the MakerBot Replicator Z18.

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Jose proves that bigger can definitely be better. Check out more of Jose’s work by visiting his user gallery inside the ZBrushCentral forum. If you’re still not satisfied, be sure to navigate your way to his website.

 

Drop It! One More Time

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RoboCop burst onto scene in the 1987 cult classic of the same name and immediately became a sensation. The dude even had his own video games that spanned across the 8 and 16-bit genres! No small task for a lone cop from a future Detroit! With a signature phrase that would leave the Terminator speechless, Murphy’s “Drop It!” can still be heard through the hallways of our office from time to time. Rejoice fellow ZBrushers, because your favorite cyborg cop is back and this time he’s got a high-tech suit designed in ZBrush. Check out this incredible behind the scenes, “making-of” footage from Legacy Effects! You’ll see how a simple concept sketch can transform into a fully wearable, blockbuster movie costume!

If your trigger finger is itching to design your own “robo” inspired suit, you’ll need to start with a high powered helmet! Lucky for you, we’ve been hard at work updating a video series covering just what you’ll need to get the job done! You’ll have to get your own Ford Taurus.

Be sure to visit ZClassroom for even more educational content and learn how to take your digital sculpting further.

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