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  1. tree321

    3D Coat to Bronze

    I don't know if any of you are interested in turning your 3d printed sculpts into bronzes, but that's what I have done over the last couple of years.Actually I use a combination of clay,wax and 3d prints to create the originals, then I make a silicone rubber mold and pour a wax copy etc. I won't go into the entire casting process because it is rather extensive and there is plenty of info. online if you want to learn about it. With the help of my parents, my wife and my son we built our own casting facility through which we cast our own work.It is a resurrection of the foundry my Dad and I built years ago.If your thinking about casting your own sculpts you may want to contact your local foundry because building your own foundry is costly and labor intensive and not worth it if you are only going to do one offs and not sell multiple editions of the piece.The cost of casting will vary depending on your location and the particular foundry you use.Where I live, (North Carolina), I have been quoted anywhere from several hundred for a small uncomplicated piece to several thousand for a more complex piece.It's not cheap but it may be worth it if you value your art and want to preserve it forever. Casting my own work has saved me thousands but like I said it's not for everyone. Some of you may remember some of these compositions I created in 3D Coat years ago, which were subsequently reworked in Zbrush and printed on my 3D printers.There are many advantages to doing the sculpts in a modeling program rather than in clay, a couple of the main ones are that you are able to enlarge or shrink the work depending on your needs.Also the work doesn't sit around in a studio taking up space and perhaps getting destroyed waiting to be cast.I mainly use 3D Coat as a concepting tool these days, it's perfect for quickly hashing out ideas before 3D printing or creating a clay of the concept. Anyway I just wanted to share with you how I have used 3D Coat as a tool not only for concepting but for creating bronze sculptures through 3D printing. I would also like to share with you my new website and to thank Andrew and his team for reigniting the sculpting spark in me which has lead to me getting back into creating bronzes.It has been a lot of work getting to this point and hopefully it is just the beginning of a long line of work to come.I have many new works in progress and will post them on my site as they emerge from my studio.My site is in its early stages and needs a lot of work, but it's a start. If any of you are interested in casting your work or have any questions on the process let me know I would be happy to chat with you. http://sarasinsculpture.com/ Email: lookerfortruth@yahoo.com Take care and Merry Christmas to you all. Rick(tree321) P.S: These 3D Coat sample sculpts were created in a very early beta stage of 3D Coat (2009) when there was only a few basic brushes in voxel mode only so forgive the crudeness of the sculpts.
  2. Hey! During last months I'm using 3D Coat mostly for 3D printing, which seems to be the best tool for fast prototyping and merging stuff. Unfortunately my printer is NOT the top quality device. When I create accurate models it always adds 0,15mm of material to each side. It happens because it's hard to keep proper thickness of heated plastic pouring from the nozzle. Now... my solution is to create stuff with dimensions lowered by 0,15mm on each side and it works, but I would prefer to: design proper dimensions (so i can reuse it in better printers later); save file; shrink all walls on normals directions by 0,15mm; export to STL; be happy with proper print; There is Extrude option that "inflates" object. I've tried Extrude with negative values but it creates ugly geometry. One of the silly workarounds is to Subtract component in a cube, creating something like a mold. Then extruding it by amount you want and subtracting our "mold" from another cube. This way you get thinner model in every place. Is there any tool that can do something like inverted-extrude?
  3. arjun07

    yu-gi-oh 1.jpg

    From the album: Yu-Gi-Oh Set

  4. philnolan3d

    Anna's Pendant (Once Upon a Time)

    From the album: Phil Nolan's work

    This is a replica of the pendant worn by Anna the character from Frozen in the ABC series Once Upon a Time. It was carefully matched to the one worn on the show, at least as best as I could from screenshots. While it's jewelry on the show it could also be a small Christmas tree ornament. http://shpws.me/z5Cp
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