Beautiful 3D-Printed Moving Sculptures by Michaella Janse Van Vuuren

Horse Marionette by Michaella Janse Van Vuuren

3D-printing is shaping up to become a real game-changer in the world of sculpture. Through my work with MAQET, I’m learning a lot about the technology. Yet, even with knowledge of how 3D-printing “magically” works, I’m still blown away when I see its use in beautiful works of art. Case in point: Moving sculptures by South African designer Michaella Janse van Vuuren. She sculpts in Zbrush and creates the moveable parts in Rhino, and then 3D-prints the entire piece from the same file using selective laser sintering. The results? The gorgeous Horse Marionette and a whimsical Rocking Springbuck. Really, really amazing.

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