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July 27, 2016

These Holograms were Printed with an Inket

Gif courtesy of Prosthetic Knowledge

At Siggraph 2016, a company named Lumii presented a technology that I’m having a hard time believing.

As co-head of the Lumii team and participant in the MIT Media Lab Tom Baran explains, their technology can generate full-color 3D holograms using nothing but an inkjet printer (like the one probably sitting on your desk). It works by breaking down a 3D model into patterns that are printed and layered on top of one another to achieve the 3D effect.

Lumii demonstrated the technology at the conference by 3D-scanning people and then printing off a 3D holographic selfie. I’m pretty jealous.

A hat tip to Prosthetic Knowledge for finding this one.

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