3D Web Fest supports CODAME and brings 3D printing and scanning to San Francisco event

Artists working across a range of digital media, including 3D printing, will take part in the 3rd annual 3D Web Fest on Friday 30th June in San Francisco.

The annual event showcases leading 3D web artworks with live presentations by their artists in a film festival setting. This years event is a fundraiser for the non-profit venture CODAME ART + TECH.

The theme of 3D Web Fest 2017 CONNECTION. As the organizers explain, “Connections have a subtle but powerful presence, weaving through the micro and macro of our lives. Opposites connect to define each other and synapses connect to create a self. Individuals connect into communities and governments connect locales.”

Palace of Fine Arts Theater San Francisco
Palace of Fine Arts Theater San Francisco

CODAME aims to encourage innovation through creativity, play, and collaboration between artists and technologists. Part of the non-profit organisations work is to “demystify and make technology more accessible to Artists” and also encourage the Tech community to “embrace the value of Art.

The organizers tell us that, “The 3D Web Fest is presented by the art and tech communities to illustrate the 3D capabilities of the web.” Visitors to the event will,

Experience the most innovative commercial, non-commercial, experimental or game-based projects made with WebGL, WebAudio, Javascript, CSS, HTML5, Three.js, and VR. Rub shoulders with thought leaders, influencers and creators in 3D Web. Admission includes a complimentary reception. All proceeds benefit non-profit organization CODAME ART + TECH.

3D printing and 3D scanning at 3D Web Fest

Those looking for a 3D printing element to the 3D Web Fest will find several.

One artist at the event, Marpi, turned his 2016 piece into an installation in LA and then 3D printed it. As he says, “Everything created during the art event is constantly saved as detailed 3D models. After the show all of them become available online to download, remix and 3D print.” Marpi is performing a 3D and sound piece this year that will also be available as 3D printable files afterwards.

There will also be a ModBod 3D scanning booth at the event. ModBod 3D is a project from the CODAME Labs. To date the project has captured more than 500+ 3D model bodies that are on exhibit at the CODAME SketchFab Gallery. Scans are downloadable under a Creative Commons license.

3D Web Fest takes place on Friday 30 June at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, in  San Francisco, CA. More information is available on this Facebook event page.


Friday, June 30th, 2017

  • 6:00 Welcome Reception Drinks & Snacks
  • 6:30 Theater Opens
  • 7:00 Show Begins – Lasts 2 hours with 15-minute intermission
  • 9:00 Post-Show Reception – Drinks & Networking

Following the program attendees are invited to participate in a short panel session with the performers on the future of the 3D Web including audience Q&A

3D Web Fest is sponsored by Autodesk, Lagunitas, Mozilla, Nespresso, and Salesforce.

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Featured image shows Marpi Studios Mass Migrations interactive installation. Photo via Marpi Studios