This paper documents the development of a low-cost 2.5D printing machine. The machine is being developed specifically to consistently print combined colour and texture on to 2D surfaces. The proposal is not so much to produce a painting machine in emulation of the act of human expression, rather, to produce a digital machine capable of consistently producing physically textured prints. Therefore the research also looks to develop accompanying software and data representation for a cohesive workflow toward future 2.5D printing technology and its creative applications.
Paul O'Dowd, Carinna Parraman, Mikaela Harding, "Vector Driven 2.5D Printing with Non-Photorealistic Rendering" in Proc. IS&T Int’l. Symp. on Electronic Imaging: Color Imaging XXI: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, 2016, https://doi.org/10.2352/ISSN.2470-1173.2016.20.COLOR-343