Because of my choice in college degrees, I’ve had access to 3D technology for a long time. In college, we used 3D scanners that would scan and collect data from 3d objects and create a digital 3D model that could be manipulated for animation.
Of course, now things are going the other way, you can design something in 3 dimensions and have it printed out.
There are a lot of reasons that this is great technology, however until they start replicating my food, it’s not something I see myself using in everyday life. And it’s certainly not something I plan to use in my art. That’s probably one of few ways in which I’m old-fashioned. Part of crafting something is making things on your own and not letting someone or something else create for you.
Now, if I were like some of my friends who’s names appear in the credits of 3D animated movies, I would feel very differently about this, because for them, the creation is in designing that 3D object and I can’t think of anything cooler than having my own 3D creation printed into reality.
Alas, this is not where my talents lie, so I will continue to create in my own more primitive way. How do you create? Do you work with technologies like 3D printers or keep things “old school”?