Timelapse of 3D printout of Stephen Colbert's head

Darren Barefoot sends us this link to a timelapse video of a MakerBot 3D printer extruding a copy of Stephen Colbert's head, noting, "John Biehler has a 3-D printer, an excellent photographic eye and whimsy."

Colbert timelapse (Thanks, Darren!)



    1. I used a Creative Labs Socialize HD webcam and iStopMotion with some tiltshift settings dialed up to shoot the video.

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

  1. 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/

    1. 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.

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

  3. 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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