The Star Trek Online battleships and starships are now available in 3D files. They are made available for players and fans alike to be 3D printed for their own collection.
Almost 500 starships 3D files will be available as the company partnered with cloud 3D printing company Mixed Dimensions. It will come out in March.
People who have an account on Wikimedia Commons can now upload their 3D models in it. The website is a free media shelf of Wikipedia.
The uploaded 3D models will be seen and available on other Wikipedia’s sites and articles. It will help researchers such as students to learn and understand their material because of it.
“Since I was familiar with 3D and had worked on the Media Viewer extension, I felt like this was a project where I could make a difference,” said Gilles Dubuc, one of the engineers behind the new 3D Wikimedia feature.
Looks like 3D printing will be more available to the public eye because of exhibition and museums. Just this week, Google decided to display some 3D printed art digitally.
In Mumbai, India, its Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) museum has displayed 10 3D printed ceramic vases. These vases are very important culturally. They were organized by CSMVS, Google Arts & Culture Lab, and the British Museum. Not only in India, but also in the High Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, they are currently displaying an exhibition of Joris Laarman works.
The famous social media website has now let its users post in 3D, letting AR, VR, and 3D printer users to upload and post their 3D files and models to other people.
The 3D models that users post can be viewed from different angles with just the swipe of the mouse. Facebook product manager Aykud Gönen said, “With glTF 2.0 compliance comes support for textures, lighting, and realistic rendering techniques. So from rough to shiny, metallic to soft, beautifully detailed 3D art can now come alive on Facebook. 3D posts also support unlit workflows for photogrammetry and stylized art.”
Artist Rosalie has created a project called project called “Ritual of Habits.” She has pictured all of her desserts for the past two years and 3D printed them for display.
“Over the course of two years, I cataloged images of everything sweet in my diet, turning these sugary confections into digital memories. Sugar is representative of physical and moral decay, but these desserts are preserved through a ritual of photogrammetry so their mindless consumption, an ephemeral pleasure, is captured as a lasting subject of reflection,” Yu explained