The above title is taken from the description of a video on Vimeo promoting Hello play!, an online platform for connecting all of your music player accounts in a single place. The Belgian site itself allows users to play their Spotify, Soundcloud, Last.fm, and Deezer apps without leaving the Hello play! website. More importantly, for 3DPI, their promo video features a lot of awesome 3D printing.
Directed by Greg Barth, the site’s New Year’s Eve promo uses 3D printing to accomplish all of the trippy effects, from the pulsating drum machine to the melting David. Barth published an accompanying “Making Of” video which illustrates just how each effect was created.
As you may have guessed, the drum machine, kick drum, and collapsing speaker were all made with 3D printed models for each frame of animation. The models were laser sintered on EOS machines and, in the cases of the collapsing speaker and pumping drum machine, painted to resemble the real life objects. All of the virtual designs were created from particle physics simulations from Phenomena Labs. And Michaelangelo’s melting David, you ask? That’s where the 6 kg of white chocolate comes in. After 3D printing David’s head, a silicone mold was made with which to cast a big, chocolate head. The head was then melted with a heat gun.
Barth’s explains where the idea for the video came from, “This surreal and retro interpretation of electronic music was driven by a concept to create a beat using instruments that glitch and deform according to the sound they produce, creating a visual landscape that reflects the audio.”
And, for your weekend enjoyment, the “Making Of” video embedded below: