Create Cad Designs That Change Forms Dependent on Light

Giving wings to creativity has become quite convenient as well as affordable for artists with the evolving 3D printing technology. Today, they can think and transform anything into prototypes.  In fact, they can take their creativity to sky level, be it any form of art. Whether it is an abstract art, blend of traditional and modern art form, innovative fashion design, a super car design, or a porcelain design, the 3D printing technology can deliver it with precision and quick turnaround time.  No wonder, the usage of 3D modeling services is growing.
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The best example about how 3D printing is spear heading the art field would be of the two main stream designers of Zurich, Switzerland known as Drzach & Suchy. They have taken their art form to an unfathomable height. Though they have incorporated 3D CAD modeling in several of their art forms, one of their works in 2004 really need a mention here. The art form that they developed back then became popular as “shadow casting panels” (SCP). With this invention, they were able to sort and present multiple images with the use of a single physical object. They encoded three different images into a one panel and that design could change its form when exposed to light from different angles. This was possible due to the panel tabs that cast a separate shadow.
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Since then, they kept improving this technique and utilized the power of light to its optimum. A couple of years ago, the duo team up with I. Materialize to have one of their SCP works 3D printed using transparent resin material. With the help of CAD drawing services, a sketch was created which was then converted into 3D design.The artwork turned out in several pieces of color panels, which when arranged in a stack, concluded the art. The artwork was of Kermit the Frog and Miss Peggy.

You can see the images of these two popular characters by stacking the color panels in a container, filling it with milk and passing light over them from different angles. The use of milk is just to conceal the 3D printed color panels.It’s no exaggeration to say that with the emerging and convenient drafting services and 3D printing technology, we would be able to see more interesting pieces of artwork in the future.


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