3D Printed Memes
The turnaround of internet memes is pretty quick, no sooner have you spotted an amusing meme by the time you've adopted it for your own witty joke it's not cool anymore and you look like an internet fool.
But that's the pixelated versions, 3D printed memes are for life not just for a couple of weeks. CGTrader's quest to find the best 3D printable meme has drawn to a close, and the judges including the meme kings Mashable, have spoken.
The winner did have a slight sense of inevitably about it; Ryan Kittleson was one of the first 3D modellers to get the 3D printed meme bandwagon a-rollin'. The talented modeller has been sculpting his memes from scratch for some time now, his models - a particular favourite of which is potato jesus -have been a big hit on the Shapeways store, often featuring on the front page.
CGTraders and their judges decided that the best model was Ryan's Joseph Ducreux - the 18th century portrait artist whose unusual self portrait has been transformed into a pretty funny macro of rap lyrics turned archaic. The level of detail in this particular model is something to behold, we'd thoroughly recommend watching this timelapse of the modelling process to understand just how complex it is.
The runner up was Obama Approves, another amazing detailed 3D portrait, this time of the world's most powerful man winking and giving the thumbs up. Winner of the best meme portfolio was The Internets, whose portfolio includes the only ever 3D printed meme purchased at Personalize Palace, the "Come at me bro!" Anteater.