More than 100 Years before 3D Printers, We had Photosculpture

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François Willème was far ahead of his time when he invented the photosculpture in 1859. He unknowingly sowed the seeds of one of the most impressive technological innovations: the 3D printer. With the use of 24 cameras, Willème would take 24 shots to create a 3D replica of the original object using a pantograph, a mechanical device for tracing an image. He would then fill the reproduction with clay, cast it, or paint it using bronze or plaster of Paris to produce a sculpture. Read full article here

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