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Stratasys Color 3D Printing Opens New World of Possibilities for Creatives at Adobe MAX!

Each year thousands of creative professionals flock to Adobe MAX to see and hear about the latest updates to the ubiquitous Adobe Creative Cloud suite of software packages. This year’s event, held at the expansive Los Angeles Convention Center, included a colorful new twist: Stratasys 3D Printing.

By now you’ve probably heard that Stratasys and Adobe leveraged the 3-day event to announce a partnership to bring high-quality color 3D printing to creative professionals around the world, beginning with the ability to send 3D design files for production through Stratasys Direct Express. But that was just the tip of the iceberg at Adobe MAX.

For the first time in the event’s history, color 3D printing was included both in the Adobe MAX Community Pavilion and in exciting customer case study presentations.

Belgian artist Nick Ervinck with his TREDAVIAM sculpture, prepared using Stratasys and Adobe Software and produced on a Stratasys Objet500 Connex3 Multi-material 3D Printer
Belgian artist Nick Ervinck with his TREDAVIAM sculpture, prepared using Stratasys and Adobe Software and produced on a Stratasys Objet500 Connex3 Multi-material 3D Printer

Two World Premieres of 3D Printed Art

Two 3D printed sculptures debuted at the Stratasys booth. The mind-bending TREDAVIAM by Belgian artist Nick Ervinck was prepared using Stratasys and Adobe software and produced on Stratasys’ color, multi-material Objet500 Connex3 3D Printer. The organic sculpture evokes sci-fi spacecraft, animal skulls, sport car design and more.

Watch Nick Ervinck discuss TREDAVIAM now.  

SOLID WHITE CHAIR designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, 3D printed on a Stratasys Objet500 Connex3 Multi-material 3D Printer
SOLID WHITE CHAIR designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, 3D printed on a Stratasys Objet500 Connex3 Multi-material 3D Printer

The breathtaking SOLID WHITE CHAIR designed by Zaha Hadid Architects was also 3D printed on the Objet500 Connex3. The legendary firm is now assessing the same design for a color treatment.  Watch Shajay Booshan, Zaha Hadid Architects, discuss his experience with 3D printing.

Other artwork featured at the show include works by Daniel Widrig, Paul Liau and Legacy Effects’ Jason Lopes, who brought a model of the Indominus Rex from Jurassic World.

Results of the Chameleon Design Challenge Added Even More Color

Armani Murdock with his winning design for the Stratasys-Adobe Chameleon Contest
Armani Murdock with his winning design for the Stratasys-Adobe Chameleon Contest

To give creative professionals a real hands-on 3D modelling experience, Adobe and Stratasys held a joint Chameleon Design Challenge, using Adobe and Stratasys software.  Two winners were selected each day and each of the talented designers received $1,000 vouchers for Stratasys Direct Manufacturing.

Impact of 3D Printing in Movies, Art and Architecture Featured in Customer Presentations

The model for the Indominus Rex from Jurassic World, designed by Legacy Effects and 3D printed on the Stratasys Objet500 Connex3
The model for the Indominus Rex from Jurassic World, designed by Legacy Effects and 3D printed on the Stratasys Objet500 Connex3

Three creative luminaries well versed in the power of 3D printing presented their fascinating applications. Nick Ervinck showcased a plethora of his exquisite sculptures, commenting that most of them would only be possible with the geometric freedom endowed by 3D printing. Shajay Booshan, who is head of computation and design at Zaha Hadid Architects, gave his audience a fascinating insight into how 3D printing is transforming architecture and art. Finally, Jason Lopes, Lead Design Engineer at Legacy Effects, took us on a backstage tour of movie magic, describing the way costumes, creatures, robots and props for today’s blockbuster movies are produced with 3D printing.   Watch Jason presenting the 3D printed model for Jurassic World’s Indominus Rex at the Community Pavilion.

What’s next for Adobe and Stratasys? Stay tuned to this blog for more colorful coverage!

Carrie Wyman

Carrie Wyman

Carrie is a technology and 3D printing enthusiast, with a passion for beautiful design.

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