Ombrae System

September 29, 2009
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Sculptural imaging with optical tile

Ombrae System is a patent-pending computer-based image-processing system that allows for any digital image to be embedded directly into any material substrate. The image is not a transfer or material composite, like a hologram, but is made from physical three-dimensional pixels or “optical tiles.” The optical-tile pixel creates the necessary amount of light and shadow on the surface of the material to render an image. The material conveys graphic content without lenses, laminate layers, printed dyes, or inks.

This cost-effective surface treatment uses conventional material and manufacturing technologies. Images can be machined into glass, resin, plastics, stone and cast stone, concrete, metal, wood, leather, vinyl, rubber, composites, fabrics, and other materials for uses in architectural settings, industrial and product design, and a myriad of commercial applications.

Contact: QMAAS, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

For more information, see Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment

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