If it’s good enough for 007….
Yes, even MI5 are getting in on the action with three Figure 4 DLP (Digital Light Processing) machines now gracing Q’s lab. As it so happens, we have three of the exact same machines on-site here at LPE!
From Iron Man’s suit to Star War’s C3PO, use of 3D Printing to produce unique, detailed costumes and props is becoming more and more popular across the industry. The technology offers a more authentic and generally less expensive option than CGI, just as accurate, and even more realistic. It also provides the convenience of design production in a matter of days.
This means that prop, costume, and set ideas can be brought to life quicker and more cost-effectively than ever before, giving ultimate creative freedom to directors, producers and costume and set designers.
The epic Game of Thrones series was widely acknowledged for its extensive use of 3D printing. In fact, much of the armour in the show was 3D Printed in rubber and plastic, here at LPE. This helped ensure actor’s safety during action-packed battle scenes, and provided the cast with much lighter, more comfortable costumes to wear during lengthy shoots. Thanks to 3D Printing, those long nights of filming weren’t so dark and full of terrors after all.
The technology is also helping to transform the world of animation, with increasingly detailed, high-resolution printing more widely available, and a process simply requiring the feeding of a design into a machine, more detailed and smooth-running stop-motion pictures are being produced than ever before. Animation Studio LAIKA’s brilliant and extensive use of 3D Printing has helped earn them 3 Oscar nominations in recent years.