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ModelBox 3D: Artists Launch Kickstarter to Bring 2D Images to Life

ModelBox 3D Kickstarter

ModelBox 3D Brings 2D Images to Life – Crowdfunding on Kickstarter

Here is a completely different take on 3D printing. And a great one.

Artists Laura Krause and Eric Sagotsky are based in LA and describe their profession as “we make art things.” One of their latest projects was a large-scale sliced sculpture. Through experimentation, they came up with a process to develop a physical 3D holograph out of about 28 2D printed images.

The team has turned to Kickstarter with a campaign to raise $30,000 and they are almost halfway there with 23 days to go.

Here’s how they describe the ModelBox 3D:

ModelBox 3D is a fast and affordable 3D display which allows anyone to bring 3D models and 2D designs to life regardless of their technical background. Using the printer that you already own, you can make a full color 3D image that appears to holographically float within an elegant acrylic box. What we provide is a combination of software and hardware. Each kit includes with a frame to hold 28 inkjet or laser printable transparencies and the software to turn your designs into a series of flat layers to print. Together they form a uniquely vibrant full 3D image that’s viewable from both the front and back. ModelBox 3D also comes with access to an online library of print-ready artwork so that anyone with access to a standard printer and a pair of scissors can build one. Whether you use it as fun art project or as an eye-catching functional display, ModelBox 3D is a new reason to dust off your printer and create something truly unique.

ModelBox 3D is completely new art form that gives your existing inkjet or laser printer a new life to create eye-catching 3D images. Whether you want to create a unique interchangeable lamp, show off a new product, or enhance your prototyping and creative development process, using ModelBox 3D does not require any complex technical knowledge to use. Our product finally brings 3D visualization to the masses at a truly affordable price.

Watch the video below to learn more about their Kickstarter campaign.

Crayon Creatures Turns Kids Drawings Into 3D Printed Figurines

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Crayon Creatures is a service that turns kids drawings into 3D printed figurines. Using a custom digitalization process and a high-end 3D printer, Crayon Creatures can deliver an awesome reward for your child’s creativity.

Think “Where the Wild Things Are” meets 3D printing. The service writes on its about page:

Children drawings are weird and beautiful.
Kids produce an immense amount of drawings that populate fridges, living rooms and workspaces of parents, family & friends.
Those drawings are amazing, We love them.

Here you can turn those drawings into volumetric figurines.
Nice looking objects that will decorate your home and office with a colorful touch of wild creativity.

We will bring to life the kid’s artwork by modeling a digital sculpture and turning it into a real object using 3D Printing technology.

Below is a graphic illustration the transition from paper drawing to sandstone figurine.

Crayon Creatures Process

The end result looks amazing in the photographs provided by Crayon Creatures, which was not surprising once we learned that the service was created by design studio cunicode.

One thing that might be surprising is the price. Each figurine costs €99 plus €15 shipping. That’s definitely expensive for a doodle. But just imagine how happy it could make your child.

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Visit Crayon Creatures to check out the service for yourself!

Artist Uses 3D Printing to Create Amazingly Detailed Sculptures

3D Printing Sculpture

Artist Micah Ganske uses 3D printing to design elaborate sculptures that are incredibly detailed and nearly impossible to create using traditional methods. He says of his craft:

My sculptures are designed digitally and produced using a MakerBot 3D printer. Just as important to me as the amazing results that can be achieved with this exciting technology, is what it represents as a forward-looking technology. The dream of being able to replicate objects has always been a fixture of science fiction and I whole-heartedly embrace it as a way to create impossible artworks.

Here are some of his works:

“Industrial Ring Habitat”, Extruded Polymer, 18″x18″x5″

3D Printing Sculpture

3D Printing Sculpture

“Colette”, Extruded Polymer, 14″x12″x9″

3D Printing Sculpture

3D Printing Sculpture

Star Trek inspired- “James Tiberius Kirk #2″, Extruded Polymer, 4.5″x5″x4″

3D Printing Sculpture

3D Printing Sculpture


About Micah Ganske

Micah Ganske was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1980. In 2002 he received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Post-Baccalaureate certificate from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2003. In 2005 he received his MFA in painting from the Yale School of Art.  In 2005 he was the recipient of the Adobe Design Achiement Award in Digital Photography at a reception held at the Guggenheim Museum in New York where his work was also displayed.  In October 2007 Deitch Projects exhibited Ganske’s first solo exhibition. In 2011 he launched his second solo exhibition with RH Gallery in Tribeca, where he is now represented. Micah Ganske is also a 2012 Fellow in Painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts.


Hat tip to thecreatorsproject.

No Limit – Futuristic Photo Series About 3D Printing

Photographer and artist Ben Sandler has published a futuristic photo series that imagines 3D printing brought to life. The series is called “No Limit” and was featured in Amusement magazine.

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Via Behance.net.

3D Printing Photo Booth Opens in Japan: 3D Print Your Self Portrait

3D Printing Photo Booth Omote3D

A new medium for the classic self portrait (or family portrait) is emerging in Japan thanks to 3D printing. As part of an exhibition called EYE OF GYRE in Harajuku, you may make a reservation to have your 3D printed portrait taken between November 2012 and January 2013.

Below is an illustration of the process of digitizing your portrait and creating miniature replicas in your likeness.

3D Printing Photo Booth Process

3D printed portraits come in 3 sizes: 10 cm, 15 cm, and 20 cm. The smallest print costs 21,000 JPY ($264 USD) and the largest costs 32,000 JPY ($400 USD) per person in the portrait.

Reservations and more details on the product are available at the Omote 3D website.