“At its heart, Spore is a tool for creativity. Since launch, fans have made more than 40 million Spore creatures, vehicles and buildings,” said Patrick Buechner, Vice President of Marketing at Maxis. “We wanted to give players a way to extend their in-game creativity to the real world. The flexibility of the in-game creation tools allows an almost limitless variety of Spore Sculptures.”
Z Corporation’s high-definition multicolor 3D-printing is the technology that enables the conversion of players’ one-of-a-kind creatures into figurines that can be proudly displayed to friends and family. Spore Sculptures are the latest incarnation of ZPrints™, full-color physical objects produced from 3D data much as a traditional office printer creates a document from text.
“A ZPrinted Spore Sculpture will immortalize a Spore creature at any given time, or several selected times to document its evolution,” said John M. Kawola, Z Corporation CEO. “There’s a staggeringly large universe of 40 million potential creations that can cross into the physical world.”
To create a Spore Sculpture, players design their creature using the Spore Creature Creator with hundreds of flexible drag-and-drop body parts and a virtually infinite number of possible configurations. Players can then digitally paint their creatures with unique patterns. Once the creatures are complete, players upload their digital creations and place their order. The ZPrinted models (up to 4 inches tall) will be shipped directly to consumers. For detailed information on the Spore Sculpture creation process, visit the official Z Corp. website.
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