3D Model: Mummy Hand

July 23rd, 2014

Modeled in Maya then Mudbox then 3D printed on my Ultimaker. Click image for HiRez interactive 360.


Mummy Hand Print

Mouse over for wire frame. Click Image to go to TurboSquid and buy. More info below images.


Velocity Cycling Jersey


Velocity Jersey Zipper


Velocity Jersey UV Layout

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This Celtic style Treasure Chest was kind of fun model to create even though it was tricky because of its small-scale.  This is intended to be used in a board game so it’s about 3/4″ inches wide.  It can easily painted or scaled up for any type of miniature use.

3D Printable Celtic Treasure Chest

 

It’s available now for download or you can request a print on these various marketplaces.

Download 3D Printable file
Ponoko.com
Maker6.com
3Dagogo.com

Request a print
Sculpteo.com
Shapeways.com

This is a broken pillar 3d printable model for use as a miniature or with board games.

Pillar Broken Bottom

 

It’s available now for download or you can request a print on these various marketplaces.

Download 3D Printable file
Ponoko.com
Maker6.com
3Dagogo.com

Request a print
Sculpteo.com
Shapeways.com

This is a variation to the princess bracelet.  It has 5 slots to add your own gems to.  If anyone is familiar with the game Diablo you will know what’s possible by adding gems to your equipment!

Princess Bracelet Slotted

 

 

It’s available now for download or you can request a print on these various marketplaces.

Download 3D Printable file
Ponoko.com
Maker6.com
3Dagogo.com

Request a print
Sculpteo.com
Shapeways.com

If you love em you can scroll down to find out where to buy, download or request a print.

Princess bracelet

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Greek style Pillar for board games or miniatures.

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Here is the breakdown with links to my shops. Some sites offer flexibility and some have a large user base.

I listed these from top to bottom from my most preferred to my least.

I like Maker6.com since it lets you sell the digital model or print the model as a service for customers. They don’t have too much for models yet.

Ponoko is almost the same as Maker6 but offers more services like laser cutting. Their interface was less intuitive at first.

TurboSquid has been around for over a decade and offers tons of models most of which are geared towards media and games but non the less they are a 3D Model Marketplace.

Youmagine is partnered with Ultimaker which they believe in sharing and innovation. Which is why I’ll be adding plenty of models here in the future even if I don’t get paid for them.

Sculpteo and Shapeways are quick and simple for publishing but don’t offer users the ability to download the file and print on their own. But offer some nice printing options, like metal printing, for a hefty price ofcourse. You can always buy a model for a few bucks then send it to them.  Sculpteo might be a little better for choosing pricing as a publisher.

3Dagogo.com is fairly new and they don’t many models yet. They offer multiple pricing for multiple license agreements (Personal, Buisness, Commercial). I don’t believe in licenses, like ghosts, and DRM so not my first choice. oh and won’t let me charge less than $1.99 arggg! >:-|

3DHubs.com does not have a market place for selling 3D Printable models yet but they do connect you to local people who offer their printer.

Unity Asset Store is a huge place for finding models that are game engine ready. I haven’t published anything there yet which is why it’s so far down on the list but I have heard great things about it.

Thingiverse I put on the bottom of this list since it is owned by Makerbot and they sold out and are not open source anymore. They do have tons of free 3D Print ready models though and some are decent.

Let me know what you think about these sites or models in the comments below

This is a python script that I developed in preparation for my initial phone interview with Google.

It is an interactive Doodle “Google” style inside of Maya for this St. Patty’s day and a good example of my scripting capabilities in Maya.

There are a couple of bugs/limitations I haven’t sorted yet. One of which is when selecting multiple objects only one of the objects will fade to Green not all of them.
Another thing is you can only run one word at a time  with no spaces.  To try a different word start a new scene. Instructions are in comments at the bottom of the script.

The script as a whole is not practical for most projects but the individual steps used can be applied to many situations.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

It’s St. Patty’s day, not Easter? I don’t see any eggs?

Download warp.py zip

patty

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I’ve always wanted to publish more models on Turbosquid, but I’ve always run into a wall when it comes to prepping the files for publishing. There are many requirements and it just seemed to prove tedious to export the model in 3 formats, take screenshots, provide a high and a low poly for all the formats as well, so that means exporting 6 files. Now if I laid out the UV’s and textured it I need to provide that image as well. Also, I need to create a 360 image sequence which they encourage. Of course I need a wire frame image of this too. 4hrs later I finally go to publish it and of course something wrong with the model. So I need to re do all of this. Needless to say it takes me a day to publish something. Yeah I’m slow, well not any more.

I’ve since automated nearly 80% of this. The script does pretty much everything described above.

bg360_Interface

Features currently available.

  • Builds a camera to rotate around the model in 24 frames. (frames can be adjusted)
  • Exports 4 formats(fbx, ma, obj, stl), in low and high poly versions.
  • Renders that sequence shaded with wire frame.
  • Then Does the same Textured with no wire frame.
  • Then again smoothed with no wire frame.
  • Then renames the images with 3 digit padding
  • Bundles all of this in a subfolder right next to the file location called /bg360 with renders in subfolder called /images.
  • Uses the current selection in the outliner as the name of the file. (forces proper object naming)

Features I’d like to add

  • Exports the UV’s for the Low Poly.
  • Render with smooth preview instead of actually smoothing the object
  • Bundles files with any Textures used.
  • Add options for image size.  (Currently it defaults to 1024×1024)
  • Turn on resolution gate for quick composition

 

This took about 2 days to script in python from scratch. This script now switches your current view to the 360 camera created and locks left right panning so you can pick a vertical angle and zoom in accordingly. You have to set up the render settings before hand, as well. By default it uses hardware 2.0 for fast good looking images.  Although you can set up whatever kind of rendering you want (Mental Ray, VRay, etc) and it’ll render with that.  Needless to say, I’m gunna get those 2 days back pretty quick when publishing models. So look out for new models being published here on bg3d.com

I’m not releasing this script at this point in time. I’d like to optimize the code and also get it so the rendering happens in the background without locking up Maya. I believe I can achieve this by launching a second session of Maya that is calling a script with parameters.  This could also leverage a way to render on other workstations, without render dispatch software.  I would also like to also keep this flexible so that it could be used in a render farm situation.

So much is possible with this kind of scripting.  You can view an example of images output here.

This is a pair of 3D Printable Sunglasses I put together for a client.  The screen shot of the glasses below is Low Poly and exported with very high tessellation for great 3D printing quality. I used a displacement map for the text on the side arm of the model, in this case that needs to remain very High Poly. The logo in the top right corner of the face needs to remain Low Poly to maintain the shape. I automated the 360 renderings with a script I created.

Click photo for interactive 360 and wire frame view.


Salvage Sunglasses

3D Model of “The Running Roach” I Modeled for a client.  This is a prototype to be 3D printed and has since gone through many revisions to improve print-ability.

Click image to view full interactive 360

Running Roach