I am a self admitted comic book geek. When I saw the most recent movie version of Thor, there was one thing that stood out to me. Many of the coolest super heroes have a prop that is uniquely their own. Batman has his utility belt, Spiderman has his web, Wonder Woman has her golden lasso and Thor has his hammer. The prop artists did such a great job reinventing something so simple. When I first saw it, I thought to myself, ” That is a work of art!”
Being a professional sculptor and full-time artist, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to create a digital 3D model of this iconic hammer. Below I have posted a few photos of the finished project that I created in Cinema 4D.
The coolest thing about being able to create a digital file like this, is that technology actually exists that allow me to have this file transformed into an actual physical 3D proto-type. 3D printers have been around for a while now. It wasn’t until a small company in the Netherlands was formed, that 3D printing really started to hit the main stream. The technology is advancing at a rapid pace and getting better and more cost-effective every day. Check out Shapeways to find out more on this awesome technology. In the mean time I hope you enjoy these photos. Remember, whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of THOR!
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