I been wondering lately if the advent of cheap 3d scanners and advanced tools to handle scanned 3d data will allow for a renaissance of the old fashioned Model/Creature shop.
There is something ot be said about holding a real 3d model of a creature/ ship.
I do wonder if in the near future we will see more of hybrids forms of modeling.
(The same way a lot traditional artists do a drawing first on pencil and then scan it, a sculptor could start a model in model in Mudbox/Zbrush, 3D PRINT it and then detail it or do variations of it).
Of course if sculpting/ model building makes a comeback thanks to new 3d methods, it would be REALLY ironic, since ease of cg was the root cause for their original demise.
Looking forward to your comments.