3D printing and The Hobbit

A report on the use of 3D printing by Weta.

The “making of” footage from the Lord of the Rings movies shows some of the most impressive work of makers I have seen, so it’s no surprise that the Weta Workshop is taking full advantage of 3D printing for the upcoming Hobbit movie.

The video is a short report with people from inside Weta talking about how they use 3D printing to make full-scale props. The video lacks much detailed information; hopefully more will be released after the movie comes out.

Via Fabbaloo

I’m curious, which would be cheaper in movies? Use of CGI or 3D printing. Not in terms of materials, but the skill I guess needed which leads to the amount of money needed to hire people with such specific skills.

Nonetheless, glad to see stuff like this.

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