I finally have my scanner handy again. To celebrate, I present a nice clean scan of The Shufflegrumps!
3D Printing is making practical effects more competitive with CGI effects
Sadly, the art of hand-made models for practical effects in films is dying. Filmmakers cite a lot of reasons. Cost and the time involved in model-building are usually the main reasons to go with CGI instead of a model shot. However, 3D printing is making practical effects cheaper and faster to the point where they can compete with CGI from a cost and time perspective. This is a good thing overall, since the human brain is very good at detecting bad CGI. The days of completely hand-made models may long gone, but there is a good chance that practical effects are still here to stay for a while.
I approve of this development.
After spending an evening learning to arc weld, what better way to unwind than to hollow out a book and fill it with dice?