Here’s a truly creative application for 3D printing technology: make elegant, cloud-like letters in foam that drifts off into the blue. It’s suggestive of the kinds of creative use of printing from the digital to the physical that may lie ahead. Thanks to Matt Ganucheau for the link, which, judging from YouTube views, has been making the rounds.

Since Create Digital Motion regularly covers physical computing, and visualist tools like Processing are often used for the creation of objects that themselves embody motion, a 3D printing round-up sounds like a good idea. Let us know if you have some tips.

  • next i want to see twitter statuses being dynamically brought in and printed 🙂

  • I will love some prayer wishes or SOS.

  • Nintendo of America used one of these to fill the sky with big floating Kirbys a few years ago. Pretty brilliant for promotional purposes. It's hard not to notice huge bubbly objects floating all over the place.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O6Y9rnGFBI&fe

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