Print Impressive: 3D Printing 2D Printing

In the beginning there was the word. And then the word was printed. And that’s what printing was all about. Today, 3D printing can make rocket engines, and soon, human livers. But how about a retro trip back in time to interact with the past to change the present? No, not to stop advanced Sentinels from being developed via Mystique’s DNA (the new Xmen movie really is ace, btw) but to 3D print the type sets used by the old school printing press for a bit of a blast from the past. It’s been done, via Blender, everyone’s favourite confusing 3D software. Here’s how.
(…weiter auf 3dprintingindustry.com)

Creating letterpress type using Blender and a 3D printer.

Reinventing Gutenberg with modern computer technology. Letterpress type is getting harder to come by – can this be a way to recreate block and lead type by using digital matrices? This project started as a „proof of concept“ at the Printmaking Department at Nyckelviksskolan this spring.
The first 3D printed types were demonstrated at a 3Dprintmaking party/workshop held 21 May with participants from the FFH (General Art, Crafts and Design) and BOG (Graphic Design and Illustration) classes.

Nyckelviksskolan (Stockholm Sweden) offers one-year programs in art, crafts and design together with a two-year professional training program for Specialist Craft Tutors. The school promotes artistic development with a focus on materials and techniques.
http://www.nyckelviksskolan.se/inenglish.php#the-programs

Blender is a free and open source 3D animation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.
http://www.blender.org/about/
(Quelle: Youtube / Anders Gudmundson)




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