Chris Leggett | blendernetwork.org/chris-leggett
What do you do?
I am a medical modeler, 3D printer journalist, industry contributor, and 3D news web developer.
I am a Blender academic artist, a contributor to the NIH 3D Print exchange, and I represented Shapeways at the National Science Festival (“Science in 3D”), which was a keynote conference discussing emerging role of 3D technology in biomedical space.
What do you see as the biggest opportunity in your industry?
Expanding access to 3D printing and 3D scanning technology in user communities.
What impact will changes in your industry have on consumers? the world?
As more and more people gain access to tools, technologies and techniques, there will be even more exciting products that people can make with their own tools.
Also, a more robust marketplace means even more innovation and who knows how 3D visualization technology will impact this growing, exciting space.
What is your biggest goal right now?
I am currently working on a project with the e-nable team in the prosthetics community and several biomedical 3D printing projects.
Of note, I am also hosting a Sketchfab meetup in Charlotte, NC which is to focus on 3D scanning technology and how it is being used in preservation of artifacts being destroyed by ISIS, preserving dresses of antiquity, and other exciting Sketchfab features in early April at our meetup (which will stream via TwitchTV and have input from a remote panel).
What kind of support or types of people do you need to accelerate your success?
It is great to have strong input from a multi-disciplinary team and always great to get ideas from other industry thought leaders in the field.
What makes you or your work different from everybody else?
I am a Sketchfab ambassador hosting a meetup and organizing a panel to talk about the emerging role 3D technology will play in the healthcare, fashion, tech, health and museum space.
I am also active with the Shapeways crew program and a mentor for other artists, designers and those looking to get into the maker-space.