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.
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.
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.
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.
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, etc.
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]
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.
THREE-dimensional printing, RESEARCH grants, RAPID prototyping, and GREAT Britain. Technology Strategy Board
The article reports on the move of Great Britain Technology Strategy Board (TSB) which has announced that it is sponsoring projects that tackles problems with speed, cost, and other issues that limits three-dimensional (3D) printing. It states that the TSB will offer grants between £50,000 - £750,000, however it will also consider those outside the range. TSB reportedly recognises the importance of 3D printing for rapid prototyping.