3D Printing

Winner of Robot Design Challenge will See it 3D Printed by a Master

Jason Lopes & Iron-Man Legacy Effects
Jason with one of the original helmets he 3D printed for the Iron Man films. This is a snap I took of him at the D3D Conference last year.

A challenge currently being hosted by The Stan Winston School of Character Arts, to design a 3D printable robot in 3D software, is closing this coming weekend. Robot lovers everywhere that are blessed with design skills — or any beginners that just want to take a shot at it — can submit their design files until this coming Sunday (25th August). The stand out reward for the winner is that it will be selected by Jason Lopes, Lead System Engineer at Legacy Effects in California. And when it comes to 3D printing models and robots, indeed anything totally awesome, Jason is THE man! Jason and his team will 3D print the winning design on Legacy Effects’ Objet500 Connex multi-material 3D printer. This combination of man and machine is legendary and has produced some of Hollywood’s most special effects in recent times, including characters and creatures from the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Avatar and Pacific Rim, to name (drop) a few.

Some T&C’s apply, including a maximum print size of 12”(H) X 10”(W) X 7”(D). Any 3D software program can be used for the design work, but in the first instance, a picture (not a 3D file) of the design should be submitted. However, all entries must have 3D print files prepared, because if selected as a finalist, they will be requested for inspection and will need comply to win the prize — your own 3D printed robot.

Full details for anyone interested can be found here.

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