About a year ago, artist Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi started experimenting with ways to turn 3D digital objects into light sculptures. It seems only appropriate, since many of those objects were captured with light in the first place.
He used a 3D printer modified to include a controllable LED on the print head. The printer simply turns on when there’s something to print, and turns off when there isn’t. A camera captures the whole thing in one long exposure, registering a complete light sculpture at the end.
Like most experiments, the early results weren’t quite ready for prime time. But a year makes a big difference. Check out the video below to see the results as he turns a 3D scan of his young daughter’s face into a glowing work of art.
If you want to see his first experiments, check out this video: