3D collagene mask editor 3D collagene mask editor
apr 01, 2013

3D collagene mask editor

COLLAGENE is a software written to create adaptive and customizable masks


our future is made of plastic and is being gradually spat out of a 3D printer. the COLLAGENE project, developed by DO THE MUTATION, explores the border between physical and virtual, connecting computer code’s abstractions with the intimate, visceral dimension of body alteration brought by the mask theme. the topographic anatomy of the face acts as input for algorithms that generate the fibers that form the object, creating a material formation that after 3D printing perfectly fits its territory, people’s faces.


the masks are produced as unique pieces through 3D printing and WINDFORM materials provided by CRP GROUP . WINDFORM LX 2.0 is the material chosen for this state-of-the-art application of generative design and it is a black polyamide-based material reinforced with glass fiber used in high performance fields from motorsport to aerospace industry. it is aesthetically pleasant, able to preserve in time the chromatic features, showing important mechanical characteristics that allow to create highly complex geometries avoiding the risk of breakings or deformations. the feeling on the skin is nice, allowing for a long-lasting dressing.



3D printers work by taking data from a virtual, computer-designed face model



COLLAGENE . mask editor from do the mutation on Vimeo.



3D printed mask


process: scanning people faces



process: generating the masks



process: 3-D printing the masks



mask one



mask two



mask three











 designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication.see more project submissions from our readers here.

  • A little something for the next Royal Wedding. Cool.


    jimCan says:
  • Or for the next silent of the lambs.. =)

    Leeya says:
  • Simplistic. Fascination with a machine and how/what it can produce is just that.
    There is more creativity in the video and in its use of space and juxtapositions and positive and negative spaces and composition >>>> then in the “masks”
    frankly saying what you have done with the masks has already been done

    Paedra says:

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