Mattel and Autodesk Partner for 3D Printing of Toys

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Mattel and Autodesk Partner for 3D Printing of Toys

In their first-quarter earnings call on April 16, 2015, According to the Mattel,” announced an exclusive partnership with Autodesk.  Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in the 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software.  Mattel is a family of companies leading in the design, manufacture, and marketing of toys and related products. Mattel’s portfolio includes Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, American Girl®, Thomas & Friends®, Fisher-Price® brands among others”.  Richard Dickson, COO of Mattel said during the call, “We want Mattel to be at the forefront as 3D printing becomes an important component of the toy industry. And through this partnership, Mattel 3D printing apps, activated by Autodesk, will soon deepen brand experiences for kids, parents, and collectors alike, by offering them the opportunity to customize their favorite toys.”

Autodesk has developed Spark, an open professional 3D printing platform.  Spark enables businesses to add 3D printing functionality to applications.  Samir Hanna, VP and General Manager, Autodesk said: “Partnering with an iconic brand like Mattel provides us with an opportunity to demonstrate how Spark, our open 3D printing platform, can help create amazing experiences that bridge the digital and physical worlds and push the boundaries of creative play.”:)

http://news.autodesk.com/press-release/autodesk-consumer-group-and-education/autodesk-and-mattel-team-bring-new-digital-and-3

http://www.globaltoynews.com/2015/04/mattel-intends-to-be-a-leader-in-3d-printing-what-it-means.html

https://investor.shareholder.com/mattel/events.cfm

Click to access MAT-Transcript-2015-04-16_final.pdf

http://www.autodesk.com

https://spark.autodesk.com.

 

 

 

 

3D printed outfit that responds to gaze of another from Behnaz Farahi

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3D printed outfit that responds to gaze of another from Behnaz Farahi

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According to the Behnaz Farahi,” he is an architect and designer have created a 3D printed outfit that can recognize a gaze of a person looking at the outfit and can respond to the gaze.  This work was created as part of the Pier 9, Artist in Residence Program of Autodesk. The 3D printed wearable uses a camera to detect the gaze of a person and changes its shape in response.

The Pier 9 Artists in Residence program gives artists an opportunity to work at digital fabrication workshops of Autodesk.  Artists receive funding and budget for supplies and publish their work”.

Instructables.com.

https://vimeo.com/138697237

https://spark.autodesk.com/blog/what-if-our-outfit-could-recognize-and-respond-gaze-other

http://behnazfarahi.com

https://prostheticknowledge.tumblr.com/post/129344232701/caress-of-the-gaze-fashion-tech-project-by-behnaz

(http://www.autodesk.com/artist-in-residence/home.)

http://prostheticknowledge.tumblr.com/post/129344232701/caress-of-the-gaze-fashion-tech-project-by-behnaz

http://www.autodesk.com/pier-9

 

https://vimeo.com/102782133