3D Milling service for virtual worlds

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And so it begins! Mark over on 3pointD has a bit about a new 3D printing service for virtual world avatars / objects, looks like it might be $50 a pop – “Second Life residents will soon be able to order up physical versions of their avatars, their builds or their favorite Second Life objects in full 3D, and in a variety of materials, thanks to a pair of students at the Art Institute of Chicago. Simon Spartalian (aka Simon Jezebel in SL) and Mike Beradino (a recent graduate of the Art Institute) will launch the service on June 1, offering to mill SL objects up to 9″X 5″X 5″ out of anything from foam to wax to stainless steel. The pair are already documenting their milling efforts at their Recursive Instruments blog.Link.

OGLE, the Open GL Extractor – Link.

4 thoughts on “3D Milling service for virtual worlds

  1. NickCarter says:

    They will probably learn that Stainless isn’t going to be any fun to mill (on the Taig mill they are using). But brass or aluminum (especially if you had it anodized) would be pretty damn cool…

  2. Oracle1729 says:

    Yeah, stainless in 9x5x5 would be quite the bargain for $50. I think brass or aluminum would be nicer anyway.

    $50 is a lot for an avatar though, how addicted to the game does someone have to be?

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