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How 3D printing services are applied to sculpture art
- 2019-05-09-

The progress of the times is always accompanied by the innovation of technology. Today's rapidly developing 3D printing technology is a high-tech computer engraving technology that has been widely used in many fields. In the art world, 3D printing technology is not uncommon. Some even predicted that 3D printing technology would replace the traditional method of sculpture, which may eventually lead to the demise of sculpture art. So that 3D printer manufacturers have made such advertising words: "3D printing, everyone is a sculptor." With the continuous development and application of 3D printing technology, is it necessary to train traditional sculpture modeling skills and techniques?


To a certain extent, the development of art is inseparable from the advancement of technology, and the advancement of technology has also promoted the development of art. Art should not exclude the application of new technologies, but instead focus on and adopt new technologies. But from the characteristics of art itself and the relationship between art and technology, technology can never replace art.

In the creation of sculpture art, the sculptor needs to observe the objects in detail at the beginning, and then use the sculptural technique to create the small objects of the objects to be expressed. Generally, a variety of different manuscripts are created to compare and choose. Finally, the actual creation and shaping to enlarge to the required size is quite cumbersome and time consuming. If 3D printing technology is introduced in the process of sculpture creation , the creation time of sculpture can be greatly reduced, and a lot of manpower and material resources can be saved. In the creative concept stage of sculpture, you can use the fast reproduction function of 3D printing technology to obtain detailed image modeling materials, eliminating some sketching activities; in the stage of creating small drafts, you can use 3D printing technology to make different small in a short time. Drafts for trade-offs and scrutiny. Compared to traditional sculptures, 3D printed sculptures have the advantage of being extremely tidy, complex and precise, and can be scaled up and down at will, saving a lot of time for sculpture creation.


3D printing technology can also play a supporting role in the training of Linyi in sculpture creation. Linyi is indispensable in the study of sculpture art creation. The practice of classical sculpture helps to improve the grasp of shape and volume to improve the eye's insight and the control of the training hand. For the classic sculpture art works can be copied with 3D printing technology, for students to repeatedly observe, try and learn at zero distance, which can greatly increase the learning effect, improve the learning progress and reduce the learning time.

The use of 3D printing technology in the field of sculpture also promotes the renewal of sculpture materials. 3D printing materials are available in a variety of materials, including nylon, aluminum, and resin. Different materials will bring different visual effects. Sculpture materials are not only a carrier for expressing emotions, but also a medium for conveying ideas. The proper use of materials can enhance the expressiveness of the work. The use of materials to create sculptures is very important for sculptors. The development of 3D printing technology and the continuous emergence of various new materials have provided sculptors with more choices.


The advantage of the 3D printer is that it can produce a sturdy, complex and accurate image, and can be easily scaled up and down in a convenient way. In these aspects, the traditional sculpture can take advantage of the technical advantages of 3D printing, and save a lot of complicated and cumbersome. the process of. In addition, 3D printing technology also has advantages in the design of sculpture art creation, which can save the sculptor a lot of time. But 3D printing technology is absolutely impossible to completely replace the sculptor's creative work. Sculpture is a process of artistic creation. It requires not only the hands and eyes of the sculptor, but also the input of the artist's whole body and mind, including emotions, imagination, and thoughts. Excellent sculptures always touch people's hearts. This shows that in the creation of sculpture, the author is infused with his vitality. The works with character are beautiful and the embodiment of the sculptor's artistic life. And if a sculpture is only passively imitated or written, it cannot be counted as a work of art. So if there is no art, then what is created is just a thing without soul, not art. In essence, the completion of the design of 3D printing technology is inseparable from the sculptor's spatial imagination and professional artistic accomplishment. The artistic charm of traditional sculpture is also impossible for the machine to present. Specific to the personal style and artistic charm of different sculptors, it is also not available in the machine. If 3D printing technology is not combined with art, the printed sculpture will be stiff, stiff, lifeless and uniform. The sculptures created by the sculptors are so touching and attractive, often because of the flesh and blood, full of life. As a tool, 3D printing technology must be combined with art, in the hands of artists, to play its role as the greatest artistic service.

Therefore, from an artistic point of view, 3D printing technology does not replace sculpture art, it can only be used as a tool. The essential difference between art and machine is that the artist's individualized emotions, thoughts and experiences cannot be completely simulated and counterfeited by the machine. Just like photography and painting, photography brings the inspiration of a certain expression to the artist, and promotes the innovation of painting in terms of skill and theory, but photography cannot fundamentally replace the art of painting. 3D printing technology can't replace sculpture art.


It is also worth noting that although 3D printing technology can embody the sculptor's creative intentions on the image, the drawn image is different from the engraving on the material, such as plastic marks, texture, etc., and nature. The effect is not the same. Artistic creation is the materialization of the artist's thinking emotions and expressions, and the production process of 3D printing technology is a mechanized operation, which is fundamentally different from the artist's creation. From the beginning to the end, art can't be separated from human image thinking and personal emotional expression. As a lifeless machine, 3D printing can't be in this kind of creative state, and it can't produce vital works of art.

The technical advantages of 3D printing are obvious, which can promote the multi-dimensional expansion of sculpture art in form, content and material. Today, with the rapid development of high technology, sculptors should adopt a free and open attitude to introduce this new technology for my use and to explore and innovate in a broader field. It is necessary to further expand the horizon, continuously understand and explore other disciplines and unknown areas, and realize the interaction between the development of 3D printing technology and realistic sculpture art. I believe that in the near future, under the new situation, adhering to the application of art to science and technology, the perfect integration of 3D printing technology and sculpture art will surely bring new changes to the sculpture art and expand the new creative space.