These days, it’s a lot easier to get attention online if your lovely music comes with some kind of visual accompaniment. Of course, shooting a full-scale music video can be expensive, so lyric videos have become a more affordable, approachable avenue that are growing in popularity. [prash] whipped one up recently with the help of a 3D printer.
The video is a timelapse of a 3D print, something we’re very familiar with around these parts. [prash] embedded words in the various layers of the objects to be printed. Thus, as the prints are laid down on the build plate, the words are revealed to the camera shooting the time lapse. The scene is further improved by shaping the prints to reference the lyrics of the song, and using attractive infill designs like spirals and stripes. There are even some strategically placed clouds and pretty lighting to improve the effect.
It’s a neat use of 3D printing, and an artful one at that. We’re pretty confident that [prash] has put together a highly unique lyric video, and it’s much more impressive than the dodgy 3D printing [Will.i.am] featured in his not-quite-a-Britney song a decade ago. Video after the break.
I recently made this music video snippet using a 3D printing timelapse animation technique I haven't seen used elsewhere. Every frame is a photo taken during a 3D print. I fell in love with "Don't Cry" by Jonah as soon as @PendergastBen sent it over to collaborate! pic.twitter.com/vAeaHAZkAO
— prash (@prashmakes) June 13, 2022
4 thoughts on “3D Printer Helps Make A Neat Lyric Video”
Who would suspect a secret message inside a 3D printed part?
There was a previous HAD article (or podcast talk) about embedding data in 3D prints. Like a serial number which would be readable through the plastic under UV light.
Neat, this is a creative use of 3D printing!
I think that some more contrast between the text and the background would have been nice. High tech: multi-material printing. Low-tech: color in the text with a marker.
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