Sculptures made with motion capture, 3D printing, and bronze casting

From motion to object with digital tools.

Sculptural Motion is a project by Mathew Schwartz involving technology, sculpture, dance, and martial arts. First he used motion capture and to transform “beautiful” motions of arms and legs from dance and martial arts into forms. These forms were then 3D printed before being cast in bronze and finished. Keep reading past the jump for a video and images of each step.

Description from the artist:

This work uses a custom algorithm with motion capture technology to render the performative arts into static sculptural forms in order to create an aesthetic that focuses on the path of motion instead of on the subjects’ figure. With bronze being the material of choice, the work is given a traditional sculpture material while utilizing modern technology. The utilization of the work can range from aesthetic sculpture to teaching and training within martial and performing arts.

The sculpture above is the motion of a spin round house kick, and the last image is the motion of a split kick.