The article reports that 3D printing has changed the way how designers solve problems and execute designs for entertainment industry. 3D printing was first developed in the 1980s by engineers as a means of rapid prototyping. The technology is getting into educational institutions. Costume designers can take advantage of 3D printing to help enhance customization.
STAGE lighting designers, STAGE lighting, THEATER production & direction, PIXELS, and RAPID prototyping
The article offers information on the use of pixel-mapping and new technology by a lighting designer to break the tradition, changing the character Angel Dumott Schunard by dressing it as a Christmas Tree for the musical number "Today 4 You." Topics include the decision to pixel map on the dress, the use of alkaline batteries to save cost, and the importance of prototyping.