Sculpture & Printmaking – 3D Body Parts

After a trip to the Body Works exhibition in Portland to research, sketch and find inspiration, sculpture students used the Sculptris 3D modeling software installed in the Art iMac Lab to create 3D body parts.

The software gives you a blank sphere of digital clay to work with and using tools like grab, pinch, smooth and draw, students molded the material using the mouse into the shape of the body part and then added additional detailing such as muscle fibre and veins.

Once complete the models were then exported out of Sculptris and printed using our 3D printer. To finish the project the students will paint and display their models. A selection of pictures of the students working in the lab, their 3D creations and finished prints can be seen below:

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