Israel programmer and 3D sculpture artist Eyal Gever recreated scenarios such as tsunamis hitting houses, bus crashes and oil spills, using his self-programed 3D animation software and 3D printing technology in his Tel Aviv studio. (video below: Eyal Gever explains his work method at his Tel Aviv studio)
Thanks to the very latest 3D laser-printing technology this passionate artist can recreate those terrifying moments into real and stunning sculptures. He says, "I detach my emotions and just look at the disasters in a research way, [focusing on] the physics and mathematics of it, I'm not judging it."
In early 90s, Gever studied at Jerusalem's Betzalel Academy of Art and Design. But instead of developing his artistic skills he switched to internet and became a successful internet entrepreneur. After experiencing the dot.com bubble and crisis he lost his faith in internet. He realized it was time to pursue his dream "to make something tangible".
3D printing and rapid prototying gives Gever an opportunity to combine his passions and talent with art and computer.
"Personal fabrication, creating physical objects out of the computer is going to be huge," says Gever.
Eyal Gever has used 3D and visual programming software to recreate collapsing walls, road accidents and Biblical scenes.
"Up to now people could only recreate those sublime moments from memory or photos of an event."
"This technology allows the viewer to concentrate on something you would normally never get a chance to consider, because either you don't experience it, thank God, or it happens so fast."
Gever developed much of the code himself with other programmers based on open source code or plug-ins from other products on the market. He has a great interest in those "sublime moments" that "fill a person with amazement, awe, terror, astonishment, and silence."
These frozen moments were realized as beautiful, realistic resin models using an Objet 3D printer, each piece takes 60 hours to print. Enjoy gallery of Gever's work below.
images courtesy of huffingtonpost
Read the full article on BBC news.
more about Eyal Gever:
- Gever had founded and was the CEO of few technology companies - Zapa Digital Arts, Gizmoz and Co founded Daz3D after the merger of Daz3D and Gizmoz in January 2010.
- Eyal has 8 patents in Internet multimedia technologies as well as in 3D computer graphics animation technologies, technologies of transmission and propagation of rich media.
- Since September 2010 Eyal focus only on creating his art.
Source: BBC & eyalgever & huffingtonpost
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