It seems there is some distortion on the mesh if you want i can take a look and fix it
This looks great man! THANKS!!!
I am planning on printing this, just need to be sure of how to scale it properly.
What I did was measure my head's diameter with a tape measure (25"), then I created a ball in 3ds MAX of that size, and fit the helmet around it. So if you have modeling software you could try that! If not, maybe I can make some different scales for common head sizes. That'll probably happen once the helmet is finished.
hey great work on pepping the file..but did u run it thru netfabb ? it saying the file has a problem like its not 3d printable yet
Hi there everyone!!!! This is my first constructive post here, and let me say that this forum is absolutely amazing! I currently am in the process of pepping my first Iron Man Mark III suit starting with the helmet. It's coming out ok, but as all of you know, pepping can be an arduous process (especially when the pep file you got isn't as great as you had hoped!!)
I therefore set out to figure out a different approach.
I have yet to see a GOOD helmet file that is available for 3d printing, so I decided to take the task upon myself.
The absolute BEST pep helmet file I have ever seen is Zabana's "helmet v4.0" It legitimately looks exactly like the movie version.
This helmet seems pretty tough to pep, due to its relatively high poly count (although I will be trying), so I decided to use that as a baseline for a 3D printed Mark III helm
The thread to go to for his pep files is http://www.therpf.com/f24/zabana-s-...d-page-13-new-leg-page-14-a-76175/index4.html
I have gotten his permission to post these files, and Zabana or moderators, if this post is out of line let me know!
Continued in next post!
I will try to print it in my ultimaker as soon as you release all the files! I will give feedback, of course! This will need careful planning, of course, I have never printed something so big
The inside of the helmet isn't necessary for me, I think that's more interesting if you don't want to wear the helmet as a costume, but to have it on display... anyway I'm sure there will be people interested in it.
I can't thank you enough for your work!
I'm determined to print this, so I will review the files and I can make you several suggestions or upload new files for your revision.
I already took a look at the faceplate and indeed there were several problems with it, but all those problems can be automatically repaired (with netfabb for example) so it isn't a problem at all.
The main problem to print this is the size of the model, it's too big for a "home printer". Even in a professional printer the helmet may need to be printed in several parts. Also the number of polygons is very high, my computer froze trying to slice the entire faceplate, but that was before I did the automatic repair with netfabb so maybe it was that...
Also, due to the size of the parts, they take many hours to print, this last Saturday I tried to print 1/4 of the faceplate (the right cheek, from the chin to the eye) and left my printer unattended... I came home to a clogged extruder and a piece only half printed
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I placed the part horizontally, so the ratio between support structure and actual print was pretty bad... next time I will try to print the faceplate in vertical, even if I have to divide it vertically in several places, this will help if one or two parts have a problem, so I won't have to reprint a big part.
And about the size of your helmet, as you said, it is very big! :lol
I wasn't sure if you did the part using metric or imperial measurements, now it's clear you used inches. Now that I can measure the helmet I will see what scale I need, but I was using a x20 scale to get the dimension I wanted for the faceplate. If you used inches that would mean a x25.4 instead a x20!! :lol
As I said, this is an excellent work, I will try to print it and report any problem so you can make it even better
EDIT: Also, for the moment I only can print in PLA, but I'm in the middle of upgrading my Ultimaker to print ABS, and I already have a spool of red ABS... I think I will print the helmet with that :lol
EDIT2: I'm very new to prop building, I'm just finishing my first pepakura helmet, but if I do a casting, you can count on getting a copy from me, but I can't promise the quality you see in other peoples builds :lol
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