Starting from 2009 project "Stone Fields", some 3dmodels were produced from the original meshes. The conversion was rather difficult, the initial data was not created with 3dprinting in mind. The handling of millions of triangles and the check for errors required a complex process. Each model is 25cm x 25cm wide and was produced by Shapeways in polyamide (white strong & flexible). Subsequently they were painted with airbrush. The video was created with a Lumix FZ200, always in macro mode, with a nice narrow depth of field. The minute details of the original meshes were by far too tiny to be printed, however despite the small scale, these prototypes give an idea of the complexity of the gradients of artificial stones.
Original project: http://www.novastructura.net/wp/works/stone-fields/.
Music by transient - i won't hurt you when your down, 2008.