Sometimes 3D printing and art go hand in hand, and a perfect example of this is the project by Polish 3D printer manufacturer Zortrax in conjunction with Piloci Studio Co. For the opening of Zortrax’s first 3D printing store in Krakow, Poland, they created a multimedia installation, which they call a Mappingwall. When it lights up, this installation will certainly rock any discotheque.
What it basically is, is a LED-illuminated display. Piloci Studio Co. had the plan to create this Mappingwall for already a year, but the studio’s problem was that they did not have the technical possibilities to create all the lights. The simple concept of 3D printing technology therefore helped them to easily create something like this. The studio collaborated with Zortrax to print out the wall.
Despite their discovery of a suiting technology, it was still quite a task to create this piece of art and it took them several months. The wall consists of as many as 332 3D printed pyramids and they were connected to create a wall, measuring 160cm (63in.) each side. It consists of four equal triangles, which are all filled with 83 pyramids.
With video mapping technology the team was able to come up with the interactive design of this wall, which you can see in the videos below. The lights flickers and the wall plays a song as well. The visitors of Zortrax’s Krakow store have had the premiere, as the interactive design was first showed during this opening. The company now wants to create even bigger and more advanced installations, so lovers of 3D printed art: keep an eye on Polish innovators!
Image credits: Zortrax/ Piloci Studio Co.