local makers — a prototyping company that sells 3D printers — has launched a kickstarter campaign to create customized, 3D-printed miniatures of houses. the makers first create a digital 3D model of any home following specific design guidelines acquired from photographs or mapping software such as streetview. every house is then sized proportionally and represented in careful detail.
the details are painted on the sides and front of the home
after creating a precise 3D model of the home, local makers print the homes using ultimaker 3D printers and bioplastic material. after printing the precise figure, the model is lightly sanded and prepared to be painted. each house is hand painted in the famous dutch style of delft blue. details are only rendered on the front and sides of the home. the process takes about 2 days and gives each supporter of the kickstarter campaign their own, customized miniature of home.
modern architecture is combined with more traditional silhouettes
the process takes two days with the designers creating several homes in a single batch
the tradition of painting miniature homes in delft blue has been long lasting
the variety in architecture combined with the traditional colors creates an interesting contrast
the 3D printed ‘dam palace’
the homes are carefully painted in the traditional delft blue
each home is made using an ultimaker 3D printer and bioplastic
the homes are lightly sanded to refine details
minor details are carved after the sanding process
each replica contains details acquired from photographs or streeview
isabel narea I designboom
sep 13, 2017