Categories

Archive

Tags

3d printing prosthetics 3D printing environment medicine architecture biotechnology prototyping medicine 3D scanning art biomedicine food architecture 3d printing sustainability modelling food animals news toys housing robots forensics crime accessibility biomedicine CGI drones solar cells prosthetics 3D scanning robotics fashion education model making printed food stereolithography sustainability bioprinting laser scanning stereolithography military miniatures rapid prototyping body parts rapid prototyping electronics surgery vacuum casting military selfies flowers beauty bioprinting 4D printing 3d scanning archaeology artificial intelligence lego CG TCFG MultiFab printer renewable energy medical applications climate change preservation conservation mattel home design biomimicry instruments biodiversity oceans drones construction 3d printing news cosmetics nanotechnology design innovation sports vehicles assistive technology restoration transport gaming tabletop creative smartphones smartphone technology personalisation packaging laser scanners developing countries apps animal prosthetics fishing instruments starter guide tips october medical supplies developing world costume music filament september ornaments decoration cosplay interior design multi-material printing materials materials archaeology glass Printer ProJet MJP 3600 spines rockets gaming robots cycling firearms guns stem cells dangers Skyscrapers surgery Great Barrier Reef Trump home printers technology make up ethics makeup lego cancer jewellery space films makeup beauty future cities building travel plants submarines vegetables cellulose. eco friendly bioethics plastic surgery developing world humanitarian aid animal testing 3Doodler sweets money off-grid Voxel8 ocean exploration pets agriculture bones replacement teeth hydroponics baldness cure printable objects halloween amazon fitness farming space F1 history animated film film industry gun masks study art castles fashion bridge trainers culinary oven printed buildings engineering motorbikes prototyping metal powder vehicles drugs printers cars automotive electronics musical instruments 3d Printing design software planning Escher printed housing modular architecture short run productions van gogh creative process 3D printing obama 3D printing and heart surgery replica pet models 3D printed chocolate 3D printed weapons 3D printed dog noses printing plants earthquake-proof 3D printed column christmas 3D metal printers 3D metal printing 3D vases Amazon 3D Printing Store quadcopter project 3D printing women's makeup printing lipstick spooky selfies 3D printed jack-o-lantern competition 3D printed furniture 3D skulls and pumpkins houses short-run production tabletop games animal figures bjarki hallgrimsson 3d printer 3d models tabletop wargames 3d printed implants model prototype 3d printed prototypes traditional model making mini-you fabrication labs UAV body on a chip testable models 3d printed jewelry investment casting vacuum casting mars attacks mantic 3d figurines 3d selfies eco-friendly wedding cakes 3d print production prototypes household appliance recycling prototype 3D concept pizza tabletop gaming short run productions astronauts natural machines 3D glasses chefjet decorations gifts terminator 2 star wars 3D computer graphics live puppeteering Jurassic Park Gollum medical technology Alien 3 cinema CG modelling drill terminator 3D printing industry eyes news 3D models dancing robot robotic arm Jar Jar Binks creativity Carbon3D CV creative business UV resin interviews conservation jobs office politics careers 3d printed selfies digital sculpting workplace hazards dust CAD digital migration jewelry Rolex 3D modelling 123D tool suite 3D topography maps 3D printing in mining 3D printed dinosaur mining in space motion art 3D printed Batman suit 3D printed sculpture kinetic art 3D printed food 3D printing in space 3D printed urns 3D printed table accessories PD Models interview 3D printed bananas 3D printed ergonomic keyboard design thinking design 3D printed laptop superhero prosthethics 3D printed mansion 3D modelling wood moon dust 3D rendering project mosul netfabb Hatra statue moon bases medical use recyclebot 3d printed mea 3D printed prototyping reprap SWaCH 3D print show children contact digitising

Artistic 3D printed creations

Artistic 3D printed creations

In our previous post, we explored how 3D printing technology can potentially help the artistic world to evolve, and how this new technology can be merged with old-school mediums; bringing precision and style to each form. In this post, we will explore some of the creative and artistic designs that are being crafted using 3D printing technology. 

Ji Lee’s Mysterabbits

Designer Ji Lee’s project “Mysterabbit”, saw the construction of over 10,000 miniature, meditating bunny rabbit statues that were placed in a variety of places around the world. The “Mysterabbits” were created using a special blueprint, that anyone can use to print off their own miniature statues.

Monika Horčicová skeletal structures

Monika Horčicová, a Czech artist, creates wonderfully-spooky 3D printed structures, that are crafted to look like bones. Her fun and playful structures are pieced together in creative ways; with some structures appearing in circular form, and others towering structures that resemble mythical creatures.

LIX 3D printing pen

In one of our previous blog posts, we noted that 3D printing could potentially move from larger manufacturers, to the smaller scale, enabling people to design and develop their own creations using the technology. The LIX 3D Printing Pen is one great example of the transition of the field from the large-scale, to the small-scale. The pen, created by the design company Lix, allows artists to design and create their own 3D-printed doodles and sketches, that can be used to develop larger sculptures. We love that the design is small and portable, just like an inkpen!

Sandra Canning’s lithophane sculptures

3D printing technology can also work with different mediums, enhancing and working with older methods and materials, and recreating one-dimensional artistic forms in the three dimensional.

Photographer Sandra Canning recreated her beautiful photography, in the form of 3D-printed lithophane sculptures. “I collaborated with a team of innovative engineers to 3D print models I made of my photographs” she says “This type of 2D to 3D conversion is often referred to as “3D printed lithophanes”. Lithophanes were popular in the 1800’s and have been revived by the 3D printing community. A lithophane is a picture that has been etched into a translucent material, but the image is only revealed when back-lit. The software that generates the 3D model or height map calculates based on the gray scale values of the image. Darker areas are thicker in height and lighter areas are thinner to allow more light to pass through. My 3D printing adventures have increased my creative vocabulary and inspired me to venture into 3D scanning and jewelry making”.

The quirky and transformative world of 3D-printed art

3D printing technology presents to us some of the most innovative and creative designs in the artistic world. The medium allows artists to recreate new structures and wondrous designs that are not possible with older approaches.

Tagged with: