For special designs, Hollywood turns to 3D printing
For animation and special effects, it seems as though 3D printers are becoming the tools of choice for Hollywood. Objet Ltd is another 3D printing manufacturer that Hollywood directors and film producers turn to to create the models, props, and special effects characters in entertainment. The Hulk from “Marvel: The Avengers” and Wahoon and John Carter from “John Carter” are just the latest in a long line of creations that came out of a 3D printer.
The models demonstrate the breadth and versatility of Objet’s 107 digital materials, which are capable of simulating properties ranging from varying grades of rubber to ABS-grade engineering plastics, as well as simulating clear transparency. Noted Jason Lopes, Senior Technician with Legacy Effects Studio, “Objet’s technology has allowed us to bring creativity and imagination to life in ways we never thought possible. Anything we can think up, Objet 3D printers can prototype in a matter of hours.”