Another contest entry. The contest theme was “3D printer”. While modeling shapes in Hexagon I accidentally made the shape in the printer. That gave me the idea for the story of this picture.
There are 3D printers. They can use a special file to print a three dimensional object like a regular printer would print an image on paper. The object is made of plastic or with some industrial printers metal.
The story for this picture is that a transmission from aliens reached Earth. In the information was data that could be used to print a 3D object. Someone in a lab studying the alien transmission decided to print the object. After all, it would just be a piece of plastic. When the object was printed it unexpectedly lit up and began to float. Whether this is good or bad is left to the imagination of the viewer.
I modeled the items in Hexagon and rendered in Kerkythea.
The alien object has a shape in it that emits light. To test that the light looked right I made this picture the other lights turned down.
This is a close up of the alien object.
The cables on the printer were difficult. I also made two electric motors that are not visible in the finished scene.