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VFX Artists Making a Difference

Douglas Trumbull, renowned visual effects supervisor (2001, Close Encounters of the Third Kind) developed an alternate to the BP spill problem using his imagination and engineering skills.

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WETA artists create a beautiful working tail for a young woman without legs so that she can pursue her passion for swimming in the ocean easily, joyfully and gracefully.

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The combination of CGI and 3D printing no longer just serve the do-it-yourself designers and product model makers of the architectural industry. The creativity behind CGI now improves quality of life.

Last June, an 83-year-old woman in the Netherlands received a new jawbone that Belgian manufacturer LayerWise created with a 3D printer. The dilemma associated with this woman’s jaw surgery inspired this world first achievement.

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