Timelapse of 3D printout of Stephen Colbert's head

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14 Responses to “Timelapse of 3D printout of Stephen Colbert's head”

  1. benher says:

    Would love to know how which method was used to capture the head scan.

  2. angrydroid says:

    Looks like it had a little problem with Stephen’s chin.

    • John Biehler says:

      Yup…the model is a little too high resolution for my print settings. A razor blade cleaned it up nicely though…

  3. Alan says:

    Is it me, or does Colbert have two mouths?

  4. Jim Saul says:

    Nicely done! I keep expecting the mouth to start singing “sledgehammer.”

    How long would the printing take in real time?On a related point, could someone tell me if this photo of a 3d head printed in color is legit?  The result seems too perfect, though I have no reason to doubt it.  Or am I misinterpreting the caption and this isn’t colored during the printing?http://www.flickr.com/photos/rapido3d/5795634568/

    • John Biehler says:

      The print took a little under 2 hours to make.

      That 3d head looks legit to me…although it’s hard to say if it was printed then painted those colours. The high end ($100k & up) 3d printers can do some amazing things.

  5. I’d love to know more about 3-D printing. The possibilities look endless. Anyone have some comprehensive material on how it works?

  6. niceguyted says:

    Bah.  Crap.  I want my 1:14 back.

  7. Ted Brennan says:

    To think that I once thought it was the Stork who brought Colbert. How wrong I was. Colbert=Cylon.

  8. Martin Logan says:

    Looks like Abe Lincoln 

  9. Ilhan Kudeki says:

    I would very much like to see this done for Robert Patrick’s head from Terminator 2.  If anyone should be printed in such a process, it should be the T-1000.

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