The Science Behind 3D Foam Modeling for Movie Sets

What can we compare with the magic of movies? Dark theatre, the smell of popcorn in the air… it doesn’t get any better than this.

Movies can move us, inspire us, entertain us and allow us to see the humanity in ourselves and in others. But what does the work involved in creating these magical wonders involve? It’s true that a lot of what you see on screens today is created on computers.CGI has taken the industry by storm and most of the world’s best titles are mainly generated by CGI.

But there is always something amazing and great to see something really physical on the screen. The viewer can almost always tell the difference. If it’s not computers, then how are such extraordinary worlds brought to life?

Read on and we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the fascinating world of 3D foam modelling.

CGI is definitely not going anywhere. But even the most average movie buff can tell the difference between a CGI creation and a physical model. That’s why netizens keep talking about how the dinosaurs in 1993’s Jurassic Park look better than the modern incarnation.

foam models are used to create all sorts of things in movies. They are often used to design and build sets in movies.Once painted and designed they look fantastic, almost like the real thing. You can use them to create castles, fantasy lands, ships, vehicles, creatures… basically anything.

The physical nature allows the actors and camera to share the same real space with these creations. To move, touch and give the set a sense of realism that CGI creations often lack.

Many of your favorite movies probably have sets, props, and even characters designed with 3D foam modeling.The shortlist includes Alien, Jaws, Saving Private Ryan, Blade Runner, The Matrix. But literally thousands of movies have been created using foam 3D printing. But how does such a process work? Let’s take a look.