3D Printing/Modeling General Interest Thread

Which are you interested in? (Pick any or all that apply.)

  • 3D modeling for digital art (animation, custom models, game dev, etc.)

    Votes: 3 75.0%
  • 3D printing (fanart, cosplay, original designs, etc.)

    Votes: 3 75.0%
  • Something else (discuss!)

    Votes: 1 25.0%

  • Total voters
    4

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So this might end up being more appropriate for the Xeno fanart section, and/or split up into multiple threads, but we were discussing 3D printing on the server yesterday and I believe there are also some artists in the fandom who've done or are interested in doing stuff with model rips, so I thought it'd be cool to get a general idea of everyone's interests, what kinds of projects we're working on, etc., and branch off from there as necessary.

In the meantime, feel free to introduce yourself!
I started messing with Blender around 2015 and got my first 3D printer in 2018 only partly out of a twisted desire to git gud enough to print figures of my unpopular favorite characters with my own two hands because there isn't any official merch of them. I am very bad at it because my brain does not function well in 3D (ask anyone who has ever had the unfortunate experience of playing a modern video game with me; there is a reason why my husband calls walking off a cliff "pulling an Erin"), but I guess that makes it more fun or whatever. I think I might be improving in that some of the things I create now are actually printable and have various household uses (okay, "novelty light switch plate" is a household use). Also I have recently discovered lithophane technology and promptly started abusing it for terrible things.

At the moment I don't have any major projects going beyond more silly holiday decorations and small gifts and some janky custom accessories for our new house (technically most of these also fall under the broad category of "novelty light switch plate"), but eventually I would like to revisit the model I made a few years back by eyeballing screenshots of a certain Xenosaga character now that I actually have some experience making things that aren't a crime against geometry. (I kind of wish I knew what I was doing enough to grab the actual in-game model and make it printer-friendly instead of starting from scratch, but I can only use one brain cell at a time.)

Also please feel free to share your recent work and/or your profile on sites like Sketchfab or Thingiverse, if you have one. <3 Here's mine!
 
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Just something I printed the other day. My idea is to make a mold and cast it with the three Aegis core crystal colors and make a display box. Its mostly a warm-up for when I build my arcade stick, but a Zohar is a Zohar
 
My brain shuts down any time I have to encounter anything 3D but I want to look into honing my skills when I get more time.
 
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My brain shuts down any time I have to encounter anything 3D but I want to look into honing my skills when I get more time.
My brain can't 3D either, so I feel this. 😔 Practicing a lot to get a feel for the space seems to help tho, as does looking at other people's designs and trying to reverse-engineer how they're put together. You can download a lot of things for free on model-sharing websites like Cults3D and MyMiniFactory (and Thingiverse, although they had a pretty serious security breach recently so I feel like I have to include that one with a caveat). <3 I'm always down to talk about 3D modeling and/or printing, also!
 
My dad got a 3d printer for Christmas, are there any interesting things that you guys have printed since the last time this thread was talked in?
 
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Not sure if it counts as interesting but I've been printing a lot of miscellaneous household items, like this molding for the woodwork when we re-did part of our floor:

A 3D printed border for a piece of woodwork between uneven sections of flooring.


Extremely middle-aged home improvement energy, but a lot of my 3D modeling/printing efforts these days are DIY fixes for our weird ancient house. I'd like to get back to doing fandom-related stuff for fun when I have time, though.

You might also want to check out some of Tomxie's work in this thread!
 
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I am currently working in the R&D center of Raise3D, and what I will do tomorrow is
1. Help customers who intend to purchase machines print the samples they provide according to their needs so that they can evaluate the performance of our company's machines
2. Test the machine itself to better identify and improve its problems.
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Of course, in addition to these, I have also used Stratasys’ J850 device to print Xenoblade2 related decorations.



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Oh, and xenoblade’s light painting
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I am currently working in the R&D center of Raise3D, and what I will do tomorrow is
1. Help customers who intend to purchase machines print the samples they provide according to their needs so that they can evaluate the performance of our company's machines
2. Test the machine itself to better identify and improve its problems.
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Of course, in addition to these, I have also used Stratasys’ J850 device to print Xenoblade2 related decorations.


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Oh, and xenoblade’s light painting
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yoooo these are some advanced printers
 
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