Crafting colorful objects: A DIY method for adding surface detail to 3D prints

Jennifer Weiler, Anastasia Kuznetsov

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Abstract

Low-cost 3D printing methods have revolutionized DIY fabrication, and it is only a matter of time before highfidelity color 3D printing technologies reach the average consumer market. In parallel to this trajectory, our paper describes an ultra low-cost, DIY method for augmenting 3D objects with surface detail. We developed a software tool that maps 2D images onto 3D surfaces and an easy workflow for layering the resulting, warped images onto 3D printed artifacts. We assessed our approach in a workshop where local makers created 3D-printed nested dolls overlaid with personally designed images. Our workshop demonstrates the feasibility of our ultra low-cost method for adding rich surface detail to 3D objects, and our ongoing work will streamline this process and support more complex shapes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI 2017 Extended Abstracts - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationExplore, Innovate, Inspire
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages2217-2223
Number of pages7
VolumePart F127655
ISBN (Electronic)9781450346566
DOIs
StatePublished - May 6 2017
Event2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2017 - Denver, United States
Duration: May 6 2017May 11 2017

Other

Other2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2017
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period5/6/175/11/17

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Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • Crafting
  • DIY

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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Weiler, J., & Kuznetsov, A. (2017). Crafting colorful objects: A DIY method for adding surface detail to 3D prints. In CHI 2017 Extended Abstracts - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Explore, Innovate, Inspire (Vol. Part F127655, pp. 2217-2223). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3027063.3053144