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  1. theophrastvs says:

    total trivia:  the first thingy, wherein you print a bunch of clear plastic sheets and stack ’em up to make a “3D” image, is the rediscovery of an old method in protein crystallography called a “Richard’s Box”.   chiefly used before the advent of graphics capable computer monitors (and fancy 3d viewing goggles)

    • favalora says:

      theophrastvs – 

      I’ve never heard of Richard’s Box before, thank you. (I’ve studied electronic volumetric display for many years, it is always a delight to learn something new.)

      Perhaps the electronic analog to the print-out-many-sheets Kickstarter is/was the DepthCube from LightSpace Technologies. [I was the founder of a different 3-D display firm, Actuality Systems.]

      Gregg Favalora

      • ModelBox3D says:


        Nope we’re not associated with LightSpace, we’re just two young makers putting out our first project. 


        It’s funny, we never came across Richard’s Box in our research but we’re just about to do some updates in the same vein. We’re about to do a handful of things that CAN’T be 3D printed, like brain scans, MRI’s, molecular displays, ultrasounds, and solar system imagery.

        Hopefully you guys will check us out!


  2. Jake0748 says:

    Sorry, but headline = totally incoherent, not-explanatory,   hype, bs.  DKHLIW;DNR. 

    (Don’t know how long it was, did not read).

  3. slippy0 says:

    Considering how advanced our 3d scanning/printing research is, I’m really amazed that it’s taking us this long to come out with proper commercial products. 

    • Steve Nordquist says:

       No matter how awesome your kids’ Montessori is, chances are it only ever spent a day in a year teaching and playing with 11-D models. So tricking out more than 2 1/2 is not a major feed for hard sciences training (mapreduce…you know, it’s fixing that a little at a time.)

      Prep 6 papers, launch 6 solidly grounded companies; win enough to buy 1 special (e.g. no glasses required or 2 shows at 2 sets of viewing angles) 3D TV in the lotto and crash with the keynote at Siggraph Asia.

  4. MacD says:

     Actuality Systems … holy shit, but that takes me back! You did some fascinating work, just about the time when I was working with 3D printers with a z resolution of 1mm :)
    The moment I saw your (spinning plane in a globe) volumetric display, I wanted one … whatever became of it and what are you up to now?