3D printing has potential, plenty of promises and no shortage of hype. From our point of view, there's a Poser angle for sure down the road. Think about creating a set of custom chess pieces from Poser figures, or printing an armor clad superhero in chocolate, or even prototyping your own ball jointed doll design. A quick search online turns up remarkable stories like how a 3D printer has reconstructed a face or been used to ‘print’ human organs. If you really want to make a hit on the home front, here's a clever idea. How about using Poser's Faceroom to create a 3D model of your significant other in chocolate and giving it to them next Valentines Day?
The tools are getting better. The printers are coming down in price. Today, there are even service bureaus to help transform just about any piece of 3D geometry into a water-tight 3D printable object. Check out a few of these links below to get your creative juices flowing.
- ZDNet - General Electric on 3D Printing: ‘We are on the verge of the next industrial revolution’
- ZDNet - Six clicks: 3D printing industry predictions for the next five years
- PC Mag - The 3D printing show’s most eye-catching projects
- edited to include this juicy tidbit - Staples tests 3D Printing as a Service