A look at the 3D printer that made a 'Colony' alien come to life
March 23, 2016 - Uncategorized
Last week’s season finale of USA Networks’ Colony was an emotional, cliffhanger-filled adventure.
But behind the scenes, it was anything but a small feat to make happen.
In fact, the show’s alien alone took hours of artistry, hard work, and a badass 3D printer to bring to life.
The MakerBot Replicator Z18 was the machine used to create the individual pieces of the alien suit, that were then detailed and finished by a group of artists. The process is detailed in the video above, which you’re seeing first on Mashable.
Along with being a bit of a time saver, 3D printing is a cost saver. The suit seen on Colony, for example, would have cost tens of thousands of dollars to produce in a more traditional format. Read more…