Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Dam Repair




An old project from last year got resurrected briefly.
Heres the post from back then.

We were commissioned to build a diorama of a dam and floodplain for an exhibition.
It now needs to be setup at Atree's campus. So we went over and took stock of the diorama, its plumbing and electronics..
I need to go back tomorrow and do some water proofing.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Scull Scan


Was out with the dogs, when they discovered this canine skull.. The lighting was just right for 3d scanning (overcast, no strong shadows) so I took out my phone and got clicking.

32 photos later, we headed home and I put them through a free tool called Meshroom  and then took the result to Blender for some minimal cleanup and mesh simplification using the Decimate modifier.



Here's the result -



I need to remember to take more closeups.. in this case you can see that the canines didnt scan right.. also need to take a few more pics of the interesting surroundings.


Friday, September 7, 2018

Phone Doodle Creature Face

This daily doodle was done (and live streamed) on my phone, a Lenovo P2, using browser based sculpting tools Sculptgl and Sculptfab (to add it to sketchfab).



See the process below

Viking Ship Creature


A daily doodle in blender and sketchfab




In case your interested, part of the modelling session can be seen below

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Steampunk Airbus


My main broadband connection has been down for months, so streaming has not been possible in a while. Anyway I decided to get back to my mid night daily doodles regardless of wether I can stream the process or not.


Heres the latest product of one such session-





A concept .. sort of steampunk.. flying bus.

Inspired/adapted from this amazing (and much more detailed) art by Concept Artist Braydan Barrett 

Heres a timelapse of the initial modelling session

Monday, August 13, 2018

Mech Dog 3d Printed

Hand painted copper details on a new print from a friend Vincent's  Prusa.
Printed in  Black ABS with  10%  Infill.

you can see the original design here


Here are some process pics..









Sunday, August 12, 2018

Undead Cat ABS Print

Had sculpted this undead cat a while back,

Here are the first prints via shapeways


I love shapeways, their quality and range of material options is unrivalled.. but
- their shipping costs sometimes cost more than the cost of the print, and
- the shipments take 2-3weeks to get to my part of the world.

So I got my maker buddy Vincent to see if these files can be printed on one of the printers he has.. heres the first print in ABS from a Prusa -


There are some visible issues with splitting etc.. but the detail is astounding!
I'm very impressed. Took around 6+ hrs with 10% infill.


Here it is after all the cracks glued back and some copper hand painted details

and here it is next to the old shapeways print



If your interested in the original sculpt,
- You can see the making of video here  
- You can view it in 3d here and if you have a printer, you may download the file and have at it.
- If you don't have a printer, you can order a print via shapeways here