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3D-printed Rembrandt painting

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by Fin D, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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  2. Ohiophinphan

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    Thanks for sharing this. While the painting is compelling, I wonder what that kind of technology could do if turned to the "dark side" and became involved in counterfeit printing of currency?
     
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  3. Fin D

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    I don't think you can use a 3d printer to recreate the paper.
     
  4. Ohiophinphan

    Ohiophinphan Chaplain Staff Member Luxury Box

    It probably can't recreate the hologram either but with that kind of technology one can quickly see why those extra steps are necessary.

    I was particularly struck by the attention to depth the Rembrandt folks attended to. When I have visited an art museum and have seen actual masters, the depth is one of the first things you notice. Pictures and prints are flat and the actual piece is special.
     
  5. Fin D

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    You have to understand that the problem is the material to print with. It needs to be malleable enough to be, essentially liquid, then harden into its final form. The fibrous nature of the paper used for money essentially negates that possibility. 3D printing hasn't increased the odds for counterfeit paper money being made. Coins on the other hand.......

    The possibility for scary good counterfeit money came with high end laser precision scanners.
     
  6. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    I listened to a story about this on NPR the other day, and my first thought was that with the nature of art and how it sells, I wonder if there will be people who will want this because it's done by the machine, which you could argue is actually a form of AI as a painter, because its unique.
     

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