Creating sculpture by scanning and 3D printing the motion of a swimming fish

Following the famous fish.

The medio artist collective panGenerator made the project Float as part of their Beats, Bits, Atoms exhibition. It consists of a fish constantly tracked by cameras surrounding its tank. A computer then translates the motion of the fish into a sculpture to be 3D printed.

The resulting unique sculptures are in some sense traditional, as part of the longstanding approach of using nature as a source of inspiration, yet they never could have been made before digital technologies.

Via FastCompany