3D Printing

I think the thing, I draw the thing, I print the thing, I have the thing!

So I’ve gotten into 3D printing.  A technology I’ve been interested in since college. To take a digital design and print it to the real world, awesome!

I had always thought of 3D printing in terms of making knickknacks and figurines. Neato, but I couldn’t see myself doing that more than once or twice a year; hardly worth the expense and effort of owning a 3D printer. What really got me into 3D printing was my other recent hobby, custom electronics.

When I realized I could design and print custom enclosures for my electronics projects, I suddenly had a more practical reason for owning a 3D printer.

Things I’ve designed and made:

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Sherlock Gnomes

I was only on this project for a short time. Mostly helped out with some prop assets. The most notable being the book in the opening sequence. You may not think a book asset would be the most exciting thing to rig (I didn’t either), those type of things are fairly run of the mill for the rigging department, but then I found out that it was more of a landscape. Characters would be bouncing around on top of it, and the camera would be close enough for the text to be legible — which meant I had to setup the page deformations realistically enough that the page wouldn’t look rubbery an stretch.

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