Moddler Debuts, Offers 3D Model Printing
May 14, 2009

Moddler Debuts, Offers 3D Model Printing

San Francisco, Calif. - 3D printing company Moddler has formed to offer high-quality physical models of 3D digital creative assets for entertainment industry content producers, including film and television production studios, visual effects and animation studios, game companies, and individual artists, says principal and founder John Vegher, a VFX veteran and Emmy Award winner.
Vegher was a founding member of previsualization studio Pixel Liberation Front and visual effects house Giant Killer Robots. He has more than 14 years of visual effects experience on such feature films.

3D printing translates digital data into a highly detailed and accurate physical copy of an object by layering and connecting successive cross sections of modeling material. Instead of printing colors, the 3D printer prints two types of plastic resin (one to build and the other to support). UV light is then used to harden the modeling material into a durable object.

Models can be printed in light blue, black, and grey and can be primed and painted. Orders can be completed in a matter of days for most jobs depending on size and quantity. Clients receive a precise physical representation of their digital assets. The studio creates models with 3D modeling tools, such as ZBrush from Pixologic and Autodesk’s Mudbox, as well as Autodesk’s Maya, 3ds Max, and Softimage XSI.