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.
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.
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.
Results of the Chameleon Design Challenge Added Even More Color
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
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!