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 gracing Q’s lab in the latest Bond film. As it so happens, we have three of the exact same machines on-site here at LPE.
From Iron Man’s suit to Star Wars’ 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/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 plastics, right 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 LPE, those long nights of filming weren’t so dark and full of terrors after all.
The technology is also transforming the world of animation. With more advanced, high-resolution printing available, stop-motion pictures are becoming more detailed and smooth-running than ever before. Guillermo Del Toro’s innovative use of 3D Printing for his recent adaption of “Pinocchio” helped the picture to an Oscar win, and guess where the wooden boy himself was printed… click here to see how we brought Pinocchio to life.