Back in uni, the catch phrase for a mistake was "design intent". The joke being, "its not a mistake, it was intended to be like that in the first place."
I might always look at the bright side of things but through mistakes you can almost always discover greatness! Sometimes I go over old sketches to discover totally new designs! Old sketches are great inspiration!
So, why am I talking about mistakes? Well, I wasn't having much luck with sculpting. I wasn't able to achieve the forms I was after. I think it takes away some of the soul but I started to develop Kaiju designs in CAD, this way I can play around with shapes and forms and quickly edit them in a medium I am comfortable in.
Now, where this is where the mistake comes into it! I had a chance to get it 3D printed for free. So I had the file setup and when it was done I had one major problem, I set the scale wrong! A mico kaiju came out!
Is this a problem? Not at all! Micro Kaiju here we come :P
This was done some time ago, I haven't had direct access to the 3D printer over xmas but I will again soon! Soon it will have hands and legs, ready to crush us all!
I will continue sculpting by hand and will release some of my own sculpts :)
As it was intended to be.
Nice blog H&S.
Thanks queenzelda! You can also follow me on twitter @hintsandspices I will have a website soon.
Hi there, I've just discovered the world of vinyl toys and am about to start making my own from Super Sculpey. How much does it cost to get a figure 3D printed and what are they made from?
Hello WildWorld, cheers for coming by!
If you are working from sculpey, Look into resin casting, it may be a better option for you at this time. (youtube has lots of good videos)
When it comes to 3D printers, you will require a 3D CAD model to "print" from.
If you do have a 3D CAD model, there are lots of places around that you can send your file to for a free quote. The cost will depend on the type, quality and materials used on their 3D printer. Just google local places :)
For this instance, I was able to get it printed for free. the material used for this printer was ABS. Each printer is unique in how it "prints"
Producing a vinyl toy is another story and depends on the path you want to take, especially in regards to China or Japan as they use two different rotocasting methods.
I hope this helps a little bit, there are lots of paths you can take!
Good luck! Feel free to email pictures of your sculpts :)
Hello mate nice ppost
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