By Christopher Fuentes | Los Angeles
Friday, January 3, 2014, 3D Systems announced the acquisition of visual effects leader Gentle Giant Studios. Gentle Giant has been the leading provider of 3D scanning and modeling for the entertainment and toy industries. 3D Systems, the top provider of 3D printing centric design-to-manufacturing solutions, openly expressed its interest in leveraging Gentle Giant’s vast library of digital content from services it has provided to brands like Marvel, Disney, Harry Potter and Star Wars for its own toy and collectible manufacturing business. Both companies are regarded as technological pioneers for their respective fields.