The world of 3D printed fantasy design is unlike any other: it not only imagines another world, it makes it real! Jody Garrett designed a goat skull that looks like it’s straight from “Pan’s Labyrinth” with an incredible level of detail by using i.materialise’s Gray Resin material and his outstanding hand-painting skills. Read on for our interview with Jody and learn how he combines tools and inspirations to create dark fantasy objects such as this “Goat Skull”.
What happens when traditional cabinetmaking and cutting-edge 3D Printing techniques collide? Modern furniture designer Mathias Bengtsson dares to experiment with this premise and delights us with his 3D Printed ‘Big Growth Table’ – a mix of Materialise’s technology and nature’s beauty. (more…)
It will never match the warmth of a hand-made product: this is one of the myths about 3D Printing. But now with the introduction of “3D Crafts,” a set of 3D Printed ceramic bowls designed by French graduate student Alice Le Biez, that myth is about to be shattered for good. With a variety of 3D Printing materials that now go far beyond plastics, ancient craftsmanship and edgy technology can be beautifully blended to bring the emotion of a design to life. (more…)
The world of 3D printed fantasy design is unlike any other: it not only imagines another world, it makes it real! If you’ve ever struggled with symmetry, shaky hands, or poor eyesight, then designing and 3D printing your designs could give you abilities you never knew you had. Zooming can make up for blurry vision, symmetry options and “undo” buttons make up for unsteady hands, and you can create or render nearly any lighting condition (including ones that cannot exist in the real world.)
Feeling inspired? There’s free software here, if you scroll down. Now go check out the 6 most beautiful 3D print designs created by some of our favorite fantasy artists, along with tips about joint design, color 3D printing, and hand-painting your design!
At the core of art is creativity: The urge to express yourself and to bring something into the world that hasn’t been there before. Art inspires and puts us in awe. And it all starts with an idea.
3D printing is fueled by your ideas. And its core is freedom. 3D printing is perfect for artists because it gives them the tools and the means to share their vision with the world. At i.materialise we are energized to be part of the process of making your idea into a reality. Here’s how 3D printing is empowering artists every day through better tools, materials, efficiency and community. (more…)
“The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine”, the real father of the electric age, Nikola Tesla, once said. July 10th marks the birthday of this greatest geek that ever lived, and people around the world are celebrating today as Nikola Tesla Day. Today’s featured design – the ARGAND lamp by Quentin de Coster – is an invention that bridges the pre-Tesla era and the latest revolutionary technology, 3D Printing. (more…)
There is beauty in nature that we just can’t see with our naked eyes. A tiny water drop forming beautiful liquid art is one of them. In a new 3D Printed lamp, Desmond Chan depicts this very moment; one that can only be captured with a high-speed camera. (more…)
Have you ever wondered how digital media is changing our understanding of reality? If so, the latest exhibit at Minibar Artist Space in Stockholm might just be for you! Artist Yuri Pattison has created a new exhibit featuring 3D Printed replicas of meteorites to look at the distortions in our understanding of physical reality in the age of digital media. Read on to find out more details about this ambitious show!
Meet the Aardvark, a story about persevering with an idea. For sure many of you had various passions when you were kids. Perhaps you even drew pictures of them (back then we were all great artists, weren’t we?).
Materialise exposes several famous designs at MAD’s exhibition ‘Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital exhibition’, check it out and let yourself immerse in this wonderful 3D printing world. You’d be MAD to miss it. (more…)