The article discusses 3D (three-dimensional) printing and rapid prototyping machines. The author gives an overview of 3D printing companies and suggests that many low-cost 3D printing machines have been developed, including the Makerbot Cupcake CNC printer from Makerbot Industries LLC. Other topics addressed include Fused Disposition Modeling (FDM) technology used by 3D printers, the STL file format used by 3D printers, and options of assembly kits or preassembled 3D printers.
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.
RAPID prototyping and ANIMATION (Cinematography) industry
The article focuses on the stop-motion animation studio Laika Entertainment LLC based in Oregon. Topics discussed include use of technology like rapid prototyping for the creation of the films, significant roles of women in the organization including costume designer Deborah Cook, creative supervisor of puppet fabrication Georgina Hayns, and Alice Bird, art director on the film "Kubo and the Two Strings, and presents views of Cook about development in the organization.
TECHNOLOGY in motion pictures, MOTION picture production & direction, RAPID prototyping, ANIMATION (Cinematography) -- Equipment & supplies, STOP motion animated films, AIR pumps, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article focuses on the technological achievements in filmmaking, which are being honored by the Sci-Tech Awards. Topics discussed include the use of rapid prototyping for character animation in the production of stop-motion films, the Industrial Light & Magic Geometry Tracker designed by Ronald Mallet and Christoph Bregler to produce a more seamless integration between digital and live elements, and the Aircover Inflatables Airwall which involves the use of an air pump.
THREE-dimensional printing, RAPID prototyping, and INK-jet printers
The article discusses three-dimensional (3D) printing that is used for prototyping. 3D printing is used by Within Technologies Ltd. to create and produce manufacture end products. Complex objects with interlinking moving parts can be created by 3D printers in just one stage. Janne Kytannen, Product designer is waiting for the 3D printing technology to become a domestic, mainstream product as universal as the desktop inkjet printer.
International Journal of Performance Arts & Digital Media. 2005, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p147-173. 27p.
INTERACTIVE art, DIGITAL media, NEW product development, DANCE, PROTOTYPES, MASS media, and SOCIETIES
This article explores the new phenomenon of 'user testing' and response behaviour for interactive digital installations and programmed environments. After contextualizing the concept of interactivity, it addresses issues relevant to the research in participatory artforms, interaction design, production development (prototyping) and scientific testing comparing interactive dance and digital installations. As a test case, the author describes the DAMPF (Dance and Media Performance Fusions) Lab, a collaborative project supported by various European media organizations, in order to report on the specific challenges arising in the prototyping of interaction design for participatory environments which ask the user to engage a responsive system. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
DIGITAL technology, COMPUTER simulation, COMPUTER software, PRODUCT design, and CONSUMER education
The article focuses on computer simulations discussing its usefulness in creating digital models during product development stages. It mentions companies are using a combination of several design software including Rhino, Final Cut Pro and Alias. It mentions that virtual prototype proved to be highly useful in communicating with distant customers and makes them familiar with the features of a product as it is difficult to have physical model all over the world.
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.
SHOOT. 6/13/2003, Vol. 44 Issue 23, p7. 2p. 1 Black and White Photograph.
New York-based Charlex Inc. has opened a second company in its midtown space. Dubbed as Launch Corp., the new venture is a "visual prototyping" unit that offers animatics, photomatics, and the like. Essentially, Launch uses Eyematic's FaceStation software to obtain facial motion capture data in real-time, which is then imported to Alias/Wavefront's Maya for computer animation.
The article reports on the appointment of design consultancy Image Co. to develop the website of global industry forum WorldDAB, the acquisition of design tool Plexi by web prototyping platform Marvel and the appointment of Team Consultants as English Heritage strategic brand partner.
ORGANIZATIONAL change, INDUSTRIAL design services, SOFTWARE development equipment, and EMPLOYEE selection
The article offers information on several appointments and corporate changes related to product and industrial design and brand development. Topics discussed include the appointment of consultancy Brand Union by the health insurance provider Simplyhealth for its brand development, the acquisition of design tool Plexi by the web and mobile prototyping platform Malvel, and the appointment of Philippe Magentie as general manager by the firm Consultancy CircleSquare.
The article offers information on the Kraft Work show focused on computers related to analogue materials including cardboard and paper, to be held at Aram Gallery in London, England from February 21- April 12, 2014. It mentions that the show focuses on improving the prototyping and sketching for final products. It states that the show will feature the work from paper or card including furniture, homeware and jewellery.
STOP motion animation and THREE-dimensional printing
The article presents a brief profile of Brian McLean, a motion picture director for the animation studio Laika, noting his use of rapid prototyping technology and three-dimensional (3D) printing in the character design for stop-motion animated films such as "Coraline" and ParaNorman."
DESIGN competitions, SERVICE industries, and CREATIVE Commons licenses
The article reports on the international service design challenge set by Global Service Jam in London, England on February 24, 2012. It says that the challenge is run by Work Play Experience, a German service design consultancy, and involves developing and prototyping of a service solution. It states that the solution will be shared and published by Creative Commons licensing. The article also mentions several participants in the challenge.