3D printing of Atlas

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Psychobob, May 13, 2012.

  1. Psychobob

    Psychobob New Member

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    Hello all,

    I just wanted to share a project I've been working on. It really surprised me when I learned that this has been circulating the gaming blogs but wanted to share it here.

    Here's a picture of a 3D printing I made of Atlas. It was done in the basic nylon material Shapeways uses (they call it White, Strong and Flexible). I then sanded it by hand, painted the pieces, added some decals, assembled the parts and then finally wired up a very basic LED circuit in the eye and elbow to give Atlas a bit more life :)

    I plan to finish this off with a portal base in the future once things have settled down (got a busy few months ahead of me unfortunatly).

    If you're interested in reading a bit on how I went about making this, I've documented it over on my blog (psychobobarts.blogspot.co.uk or psychobob.co.uk. Direct link to the post is Psychobob Arts: 3D Print: Atlas (Portal) Part1). Now all I need to do is learn how to make this without 3D printing so it's cheaper!

  2. michaeljpr

    michaeljpr New Member

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    This is pretty fantastic! 3D printing tech is really opening up new doors for model making. Well done!
  3. CB2001

    CB2001 Master Member

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    Not bad! Is it a stationary model or does it have any articulation?
  4. Psychobob

    Psychobob New Member

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    @CB2001: Unfortunately not. When I was creating the 3D model file, I was originally concerned with the weight on the joints so I decided to keep them locked in one position to give them more strength. On hind sight that wouldn't have been an issue. I may try printing the next project with some articulation.
  5. cosmic_x

    cosmic_x Well-Known Member

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    very nice, congratz! You made the files available on Shapeways for printing?
  6. zenix

    zenix Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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