Light & Magic, the studio famous for its brilliant special
effects, used a MDX-20 to custom make the mask especially for
actor Hayden Christiansen’s head. “This is the
first time we’ve ever seen a symmetrical Darth Vader,” said
Ivo Coveney, ILM Studio costume props supervisor.
of 3D scanning and milling, the MDX-20 helped ILM in several
After the studio created a life-size mold of Christiansen’s
head, it fitted the desktop device with its touch probe sensor
and scanned one side of the face. They created the other identical
side by simply reversing the digital file in the software. Then,
they attached the MDX-20’s spindle tip to mill both the
right and left sides of the mask.
are thrilled that ILM used the MDX-20 for this menacing and legendary
mask,” said David Olson, Roland ASD Marketing Manager. “It’s
a huge testament to the quality of Subtractive Rapid Prototyping
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