For a recent project, I was tasked with creating an ‘Oscar-Like’ Award for the American Chemical Society (as shown in the turntable below). Exported as an STL file, with color information, and uploaded to Shapeways.com. Although the margins and QC for 3D print were a bit tight, I was pleasantly surprised and somewhat relieved that the translation from 3D file to an actual print was 1-to-1 and minimal troubleshooting was required.
Presentation by Scott Ross and Scott Squires live at the NAB SuperMeet, April 9, 2013
This is an important presentation – for those who don’t know, the VFX industry is in crisis with many facilities either struggling to make a living or going bankrupt. This is a world-wide industry problem, highlighted by the movie, Life of Pi, which brought in a tremendous profit, yet the VFX company which made the movie possible is now out of business.