McCartney gives away 3D print files to fans
Paul McCartney fans are being given the chance to print their own 3D model of the singer.
McCartney was scanned in 3D for last year’s ‘Hope For The Future’ music video. The scans have now be turned into a file suitable for 3D printing and made available for fans to download for free. The file was posted on McCartney’s website this morning (March 18).
“As soon as we heard that Paul had been scanned in 3D for his innovative ‘Hope For The Future’ music video, we asked if we could get hold of the file” the post reads. “From this scan of Paul we were able to turn him into a 3D printable figure.
“If you’d like to get your own 3D Paul printed off, you have two options: either find a local or online printing company who can make it for you; or, if you have access to a 3D printer, you can try printing your own!”
McCartney’s ‘Hope For The Future’ originally appeared in the first-person shooter video game Destiny.
The track was released with a variety of different mixes on December 8. It was later pressed to vinyl including a ‘Jaded Mix’ and ‘Thrash Mix’, reworked by Madonna producer Mirwais.
In the video McCartney takes a walk through the world of the Destiny game.
Asked by NME whether or not he’s played Destiny, McCartney responded: “I’m not very good at games. I’ve got so much else to be getting on with; I can’t have my face in a screen, you know, bopping along in a game. I had a go and it was great, but I got mashed almost instantly. The aliens mashed me.”
Paul McCartney kicks off his European tour this May, opening at London’s The O2 on May 23.
Tickets for the London and Liverpool dates on the tour sold out within hour, prompting a second show to be added at The O2 on May 24.
The tour takes place around the 50th anniversary of the recording of The Beatles’ classic ‘Yesterday’. Speaking about the landmark McCartney said: “‘Yesterday’ feels like it has taken on a life of its own over the years. The song still is and always has been an important part of our live show. It’s always very emotional for me to hear crowds singing it so loudly at my concerts and I’m looking forward to singing it along with the audience at the O2 in May.”