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Artists use 3D scanning and CNC milling to create lifelike wooden statues of Swiss personalities

The Schweizerholz (Swiss wood) initiative and the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment have launched a campaign called ‘Woodvetia’ to raise awareness about the advantages of using wood, a biodegradable and eco-friendly material, in construction and furniture production. The motto of the campaign is: “Smelling wood, feeling wood and experiencing wood.”

A REVOLUTION IN THE PROP AND MOVIE INDUSTRY?

WHAT FILM- AND PROP-MAKERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT 3D PRINTING

From day one, the movie industry has tried to create motion pictures in which everything looks as realistic as possible. Filmmakers and directors have been using a combination of diverse camera tricks, special effects, but also props to make the audience believe what they see is real.

3D PRINTING HELPS TO RETURN A SILVERBACK GORILLA BACK TO LIFE

There are several cases where modelers, designers, artists and restorers come to certain limits when creating a piece of work. Particularly when it comes to the creation of bigger, complex and detailed pieces of art. Traditional methods are proving not only to be more time intensive but often times also very cost intensive. Through a combination of new 3D printing technology and traditional artwork, designers have the possibility “to create efficiencies and help artists render their concepts, from start to finish”, says Rop Arps (Tacoma News Tribune, 2016).


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