Let’s explore how 3D Printed movie props are becoming a popular choice for the film industry. At the 3D Printers, we have been incredibly fortunate to work on props in the past for huge Movie Makers such as Warner Brothers and Disney. From Kylo Rens helmet to Cinderellas carriage. For a full list of our movie work please visit Darren’s IMDB Page.
When it comes to film production, nothing is more important than the props. Good props can make or break a film, and it’s important that prop departments get these perfect. Props bring the movies to life, by creating a sense of realism. 3D Printed movie props bring that realism to a whole new level. We recently read an article that stated “The Uk is now Hollywood” with the Uk film industry GVA for 2018 at £101 billion!
The 3D Printers are prop makers for the Uk film industry
3D Printed Movie Props
At the 3D Printers, 3D printing is revolutionizing the props we create for the film industry. Meaning items can be created fast with exacting detail. If you’re not familiar with it, 3D printing is basically the ability to create objects from multiple layers of material. This technology is also used to create prosthetic body parts and costumes.
We have been incredibly fortunate to work on props in the past for huge Movie Makers such as Warner Brothers and Disney. From Kylo Rens helmet to Cinderellas carriage. For a full list of our movie work please visit Darren’s IMDB Page.
How is a movie prop created?
In short, a prop is created by taking an idea and turning it into a physical reality. For example, in the film industry, a prop might be something like Darth Vader’s helmet or Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber. These objects are designed in advance by Art Departments and Concept Artists, we turn this design into an STL file if needed. We then 3D print using techniques like stereolithography or Fused Deposition Modeling.
This technology is growing more and more popular in the film industry because it allows us to produce props with quick turnaround times and high-quality finishes. We are able to 3D print items in a wide variety of materials. This means that props can be made from materials such as PVC, ABS, and nylon which are much more durable than traditional materials like wood or foam. To read more about how we 3D print click HERE
How is a Movie Prop Made?
Movie props are typically made using traditional methods, such as handcrafting. These can take a long time to produce and can become extremely expensive. They are labour-intensive; difficult to duplicate; may require specialized equipment.
At The 3D Printers, we are able to create stunning props, with quick turnaround times; high-quality finishes; a variety of materials available; that can be customized to specific requirements.
Conclusion: Movie props are an important part of any film. They help to create the world that the audience is able to experience. 3D Printed movie props are bringing a whole new level of realism to movies. 3Dprint.com talks about some of the work we have been involved in HERE