From 3D modeling with PhotoScan to 3D printing

Visual Effects artist Greg Petchkovsky recently released some of his videos, where he plays with PhotoScan reworked frames, combining modeling and 3D printing.

Thanks to the combination of 3D scanning, digital modeling, and subsequently 3D printing, it is possible to create extraordinary and surprising effects.

In this tutorial, Greg Petchkovsky describes the process of creating a full-color, 3D-printed object that fits perfectly on a real sandstone wall, producing the illusion that the wall is built from lego pieces. But the techniques described have a more general utility, almost unlimited potential,  easy and less expensive than one might think!

After photographing the broken corner of a wall, Petchkovsky recreated the stone block in 3D using the PhotoScan package, sculpting it and inserting a set of LEGO tiles in ZBrush and 3ds Max, after modeling it was brought to 3D printing with Shapeways .

The result: the LEGO model is perfectly integrated with the reconstruction of the corner of the block recreated in Photoscan.


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