The current technological advancement have changed the face of digital art enabling it to play a major role in numerous activities such as drawing, painting, sculpture and audio/visual art. Technological innovation such as 3D printing are bringing factories to people’s homes, enabling them build what they want without necessitating a length production line or numerous machinery. More to that it has also transformed the film industry, making it possible to make very convincing effects; the recent computer generated technology (CGI) technology has enabled movies like Life of Pi and TED win awards during the recent Oscar Movies Awards.
3D printers though still rather expensive and beyond the budget of average people, are a gem of the future. These printers can print all sorts of complex solid objects of virtually any shape. This process involves the manufacturing of 3-dimensional solid objects exploiting sequential layering digital technology. Its objects are fully functional that some have resulted into debates involving major international organizations as well as governments. So far the technology has been of great use and holds lots of potential.
Computer-generated imagery (CGI) has made it possible to shoot movies in exotic nonexistent places, giving the viewers a complete feel of reality. This digital art technology has transformed the face of Hollywood with the recent award winning movies like, The Life of Pi and TED. Its use is not limited to the movie industry but also extend to video games, engineering and architectural models as well as interactive simulation and visualization.
As the world switches from analog to digital transmission, one can only imagine the innovations waiting ahead in the limitless field of digital art.