Software converts video game characters into physical 3D models
Take a look at all the Portal toys that are currently available, and you?ll realize just how much gamers like to own physical models of the digital characters that they know so well. When it comes to characters that are really physically ?weird,? though, there can be a problem ? goofy anatomy that works in a computer-generated world may not work in the real world. In other words, a physical model of a monster from a video game may be too top-heavy to stand up on its own, its arms may positioned in such a way that they can?t bend properly, or it may otherwise just be plain ol? gimped. However, new software has been designed to solve those problems ? it takes any three-dimensional computer character, and then uses a 3D printer to create a fully-assembled articulated figure based on it... Continue Reading Software converts video game characters into physical 3D modelsSection: Science and EducationTags: 3D Printing, Animation, Cornell University, Games, Harvard, Technische Universität Berlin, Toys Related Ar
Take a look at all the Portal toys that are currently available, and you?ll realize just how much gamers like to own physical models of the digital characters that they know so well. When it ...
Tue 31 Jul 12 from Gizmag
(Phys.org) -- Watch out, Barbie: omnivorous beasts are assembling in a 3D printer near you.
Tue 31 Jul 12 from Phys.org
Adding a '3D print' button to animation software, Wed 1 Aug 12 from Labspaces.net
Adding a ?3D print? button to animation software, Tue 31 Jul 12 from Science Blog
A team of computer scientists at Harvard University have developed a piece of software that allows anyone to 3D print their own action figures at home. Not only will the models carry the likeness ...
Thu 2 Aug 12 from Geek.com
Software that helps turn video game characters into real-life figures on a 3D printer has been developed by Harvard computer scientists.
Wed 1 Aug 12 from BBC Technology
Get ready to customize your toys.
Wed 1 Aug 12 from Discovery.com
3-D Printed Spore Creatures The new software optimizes the virtual model (top) and creates strong, articulated joints for 3D printing (bottom). The creature emerges fully assembled. Moritz Bächer ...
Tue 31 Jul 12 from Popular Science
Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The days of going to a local toy store may be coming to an end. A group of scientists have developed a way for kids to print out their own ...
Thu 2 Aug 12 from RedOrbit
A group of graphics experts led by computer scientists at Harvard have created an add-on software tool that translates video game characters?or any other 3D animations?into fully articulated ...
Wed 1 Aug 12 from R&D Mag