3D Printing Pinkguy

I 3D printed some Pinkguy models last week and got some really good results! I saved my model in some poses (and made sure the mesh was in good shape) as OBJ’s from Maya and put them through the 3D printing software – resizing them and positioning them before saving that onto an SD card and putting that into the 3D printer! I am going to paint them and then maybe find a way to incorporate them into my film in a funny live-action fight sequence. I was also thinking i could 3D print a sequence and photograph that as a stop=motion sequence – each frame would have to be printed off and painted. This would take a fair amount of time, not just to actually print, but to paint and sort out a background and also decide which scene it could work for. But it’s a thought for now anyway.

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They are built up very slowly layer upon layer, and the inside is created with this grid structure to save on material while being incredible sturdy and durable.

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On the back of that I decided to model a higher quality Pinkguy action-figure to print on the higher quality 3D printer! I modelled him in Maya and then textured him in Zbrush to really make him come to life and see how far i could push the quality of the 3D printer. I wanted to go all out, instead of just printing another relatively simply sausage man. So i gave him a robot claw arm, with a flamethrower attachment, and I made him ride a jet-powered skateboard with a skull on the front and a boombox with missiles hanging off the side. I gave him armour and spikes and a horned helmet that he can (hopefully) take off, as well as two swords which he should be able to carry in his hand and also holster in his belt. I gave him a predator-style shoulder-mounted gun turret and then gave him scaly skin and roughened everything up. There was so much more i wanted to do with him and add but I have to prioritise my animation even though modelling my own action-figure has been so much fun!

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