ParaNorman: first stop-motion movie to use a 3D color printer to create its puppets' faces. also first feature from Laika Entertainment since its Oscar-nominated 2009 hit Coraline. With tens of thousands of printed parts, millions of hours of work, and billions of pixels invested, the project represents unparalleled innovation in handmade storytelling—and a new future for a 100-year-old art form The darkly comic story of a boy trying to save his hometown from a centuries-old curse.
What look like classical Greek carved marble busts are actually thousands of pieces of compressed paper applied with glue in a honeycomb-like structure turning them into flexible, slinky-like pieces of art. | http://www.ifitshipitshere.com/paper-sculptures-by-li-hongbo/
It turns out there's been a design revolution going on right under our noses – though you could be forgiven for having missed it. For thousands of years, we made things by either carving or casting them; after the Industrial Revolution, it was all about mass production. But since the early 1990s, a new way of forging objects has developed: 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing. Essentially, anything you can design or model digitally on a computer can be "printed" in successive…
Yes, we know, you've heard of 3D "printers", but this is the first true home system, costing only £850 (most are in the thousands), not the size of a fridge (many are) and requiring no expert knowledge to use (it automatically alters its settings depending on what material you're using), meaning you can create anything from small models to much-needed spare parts. The clincher: It was funded by Kickstarter, and almost tripled its £100,000 goal. £850. cel-robox.com