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    A character I created 2 years ago, and I recently decided to 3D print it after having the access to the high precision 3D printers (100 microns) … Read More
    A character I created 2 years ago, and I recently decided to 3D print it after having the access to the high precision 3D printers (100 microns) using the formlabs printers - only 7.80 cm Read Less
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After discovering the incredible resolution of the Formlabs SLA printers, which we have at the Rochester Institute of Technology, I decided to print one of the characters that I created 2 years ago for my film Dark Mechanism. Printing resolution is 25 microns, and for such a small object (shorter than 8 cm) the printing came out pretty amazing, after some "plastic surgeries" :D

Special thanks to the 3D printing crew!
The very beginning - The sketch of the initial design
Putting it in an environment and composition
Fleshed WIP
Blocked in 3D
WIP - Original design
WIP - Original design
Finalized design - Low Poly
Ambient Occlusion
MIA Materials render with Image-based-Lighting
Still render from the film
Another still render from the film
KeyShot Render 1
KeyShot Render 2
Straight outta the UV oven :P
3D printed with SLA formlabs printers - 100 microns resolution - Height of object: 7 cm and 80 mm only
Details 01
Details 02
Details 03
Details 04
Beauty Shot 1
Beauty Shot 2
With a bit of Drama :P
Here are the pieces that I recovered and glued back. Some of them got detached due to the very small scale of the print, other pieces did not print, especially the limbs - To fix that, I used the bracing support mesh that came out with the object from printing, and it worked out perfectly on both the limbs and frontal antennas :)
Sense of scale 1
Sense of scale with US coins
Sense of scale with Toy Soldier
The full short film