May 18, 2006 | By Peter Bihr |
Two art students Simon and Mike are going to offer 3D prints, for example of your Second Life avatar. For around $30 to $60 dollars depending on the material, this is a bargain. Guess the future is now, huh?
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 9â€³X 5â€³X 5â€³ out of anything from foam to wax to stainless steel. The pair are already documenting their milling efforts at their Recursive Instruments blog.[thx, Mark]