June 14, 2013
June 8, 2013
The recent spike in wildlife poaching and trafficking in Africa has widespread implications for sustainable economic development. WWF is supporting the African Development Bank’s Marrakesh Initiative, which urges high level government action against this serious crime.
May 23, 2013
Record of Lodoss War - Deedlit
Created by Chen Wei
This was one of the first animes I ever saw, and it is a huge influence in how I see fantasy in my head
3D Printed Photographs
Instructables walkthrough fromon converting black and white photographs into 3D printed images complete with relief texture:
The 3d printer in our office (an Objet Connex500) prints with a rigid, semitransparent white material that can be used to create these unique black and white photographic prints. These prints may be indecipherable when viewed from the side, but when backlit with a diffuse light, they recreate images with surprisingly high precision and even add some subtle dimensionality and texture to the scene.
By varying the thickness of a region of this semitransparent print you can control the amount of light that is able to pass through, thereby controlling the brightness (thinner regions of material will appear brighter and thicker regions darker). In this project, I’ve mapped each individual greyscale pixel value of an image to thickness, allowing me to precisely reproduce any greyscale image. The photos I’ve printed include an adorable picture my mom took of our cat Teddy (fig 4), Saturn and its moon Titan taken by the Cassini space probe (fig 5 and 6), and a huge print (19x16”) of Mt. Williamson by Ansel Adams (fig 1, 2, and 3).
Read how they were put together here
May 4, 2013
For a challenge with the title ‘Wish You Were Here?’ at Imagine Fx.