Wednesday, 25 March 2009

I WANT ONE....!!!!!

Saw this 'printer' mentioned on a miniatures forum today and was curious enough to check it out......



Despite having watched the infomercial very carefully several times, I still have absolutely no idea how it works or does what it does. I suspect that there are a group of magic pixies living in the machine who carve and paint the models very quickly, and embed them in magic dust, which is then blown away to reveal the completed 3D version.

The full mind-blowing potential of such a machine is revealed near the end of the video, when a stunning, HOLLOW, 3D architectural model is shown.......just think of the possibilities for miniaturists, to be able to design and create a perfect 3D house in 1/144th scale, or furniture, or people, or anything.

Sadly, at £30,000 for the basic machine, this particular piece of office equipment is destined to remain on my wishlist indefinitely. Goodness only knows what the consumables cost, or how much it costs to create even a simple model. But this is the stuff of science fiction ... absolutely amazing!

5 comments:

rosanna said...

Looks like magic! Are we sure it isn't a cheat? ;o))

Mags Cassidy said...

Maybe we could produce little elves but then everything is mis-used so we could end up with lots of little Gremlins!

Debbie said...

I've seen something like this before over on CDHM. They did it with a Rose. Its amazing..

tattyhousehastings said...

It looks feasible, until you get the bit where the powder is brushed away..
Can it be real? Would be like having your own mini factory in your office - imagine the possibilities in inventing stuff?
Utterly great.

depesando said...

these are brilliant - there used to be a system that sculpted with a lazer to make a 3d model in plastic that was attatched to sprue like an airfix kit - but this is a far better system - they will become far more accessible in the next few years and you will be able to use them at a print shop or something - they don't have the 'hand crafted' appeal of the craftsman - but good for industry