This performing arts school has a 3D printing facility. Really?
A new creative and performing arts school has opened in the town of Strathmore, in New Zealand. A part of Scots College, the Creative and Performing Arts Centre, is sponsored by filmmaker Sir Richard Taylor, head of WETA. Being a school for the Creative and Performing Arts, you would assume to see acting facilities and equipment characteristic to it – cameras, projectors, stages, studios, and so on. However, what you won’t ever imagine to see in a creative and performing arts school is a 3D printing facility.
How can a creative and performing arts school have a 3D printing facility? Or for that matter how on earth can a 3D printer sneak in the premises of such a facility. Well, that’s where you’ve missed the plot. 3D printing turns ideas into reality. It’s an ideal medium for creative minds all over the world to bring their imagination closer to reality. So, a 3D printing facility is bound to be a part of such a facility. It is after all the democratization of creativity.
Moreover, a 3D printer is considered a normal requirement in the film industry. Several films have made use of 3D printing for Iron Man costumes or for stop motion animation. 3D is the word in the 21st century film industry. So why not have a 3D printing facility in a performing arts school?
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