December 5th, 2013
Do you have a 3D model you’re looking to bring into the physical world? Look no further, my high resolution Ultimaker 3D printer is now accessible to everyone on 3DHubs.com! Lots of colors are available. Currently I have Black, White, Gray, Red, Orange, and Natural PLA. I also have Flexible White PLA. I can order other colors as well. I typically print everything at .05mm layer height, unless a larger layer height will not effect the quality.
As of now, I believe that I am the only hub that can offer custom painting on your 3d printed object.
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October 16th, 2013
These are a pair of Cycling shorts. The purpose of this model is mainly for making your own design and seeing it on the 3D model. The UV’s are laid out according to the pattern.
The Model is available on Turbosquid for purchase.
March 10th, 2013
I have completely revamped this script since I first wrote it. I simplified it completely. It’s now just a script that launches Cura externally and loads your poly model directly into it. Then you finish by using cura and changing the print settings there and send to SD or printer from Cura.
download the mayaToCura script and unzip it into your “documents/maya/scripts” folder and restart maya
add a button on your shelf with the following python command (the easiest way I find to do this is copy and paste into the python script editor, highlite both lines then middle mouse drag ‘n’ drop onto your favorite shelf.)
import mayaToCura mayaToCura.launch('Cura_14.01')
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February 23rd, 2013
This 3D model is based on the Fanimation Enigma Ceiling fan. I spotted this fan in the beginning of the movie i-robot with Will Smith and was completely blown away by the design and had to have one. Needless to say I don’t actually own one but I found out where to buy one and how much it would cost and decided to model it and put it into my CG Bedroom scene. It’s now available for $5 on Turbosquid.
*Model updated November 27th 2013
February 20th, 2013
June 22nd, 2012
June 21st, 2012
And a funny one…
June 20th, 2012
I’m the Lead Modeler in the Nissan Virtual Garage and we work on these cars long before they’re released. It’s exciting to see our hard work show up on TV and the internet with this great level of quality. Some are funny, some are Just darn cool. Enjoy!
Right about 23 seconds in the video directly above you get a good look at the tires. I modeled and refined the modeling process for those and all future tires in the Nissan Virtual Garage.
May 14th, 2012
That’s right, I’m going for a bike ride! I joined Team Nissan Tour De Cure. I’ll be doing a 9 mile mountain bike trail.
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February 26th, 2012
I recently got the pleasure of meeting and working with Jamie through my current Job, Nissan Virtual Garage. I like this video because it has substance, it’s not just a space ship and a robot flying through space on an adventure, there is actually a meaning behind it. Another short that inspired me back in 2002 was Cathedral, by Platige image. This might not be an Oscar nominated “Best Animated Short Film” but as a 3D artist this is just as inspirational. Sure I can model up a chess piece in an afternoon but I can only dream of having the talent and dedication to make something on this scale. Maybe one day Jamie will let me 3D print his Avabot. Hopefully this video will inspire you as it inspired me and be sure to check out the Making of Avabot, just below.
An astral salvager and his automaton delve into the deep reaches of space in search of a legendary starship that has been missing for over a century. Their quest takes them on a perilous journey where they learn a lesson of mortality, selflessness, and what it is to be human.
The Making of Avabot
Runtime, 10 minutes
Writer, Director, Sound Design, Music, Video Editor, Camera Operator, Set/Prop Designer and Builder, CGI Modeler
CGI Animation, Texture Mapping, Rendering, Additional Modeling
Tracy Wayne Surgener
Best Film 2010 (Do It Yourself Film Festival, Hollywood, California)
Best Director 2010 (Do It Yourself Film Festival, Hollywood, California)
Best Editing 2010 (Detroit Independent Film Festival, Detroit, Michigan)
Best Art Design 2011 (Mitten Movie Project, Detroit, Michigan)
Third Place Best Cinematography 2011 (Mitten Movie Project, Detroit, Michigan)
Third Place Best Editing 2011 (Mitten Movie Project, Detroit, Michigan)
Best Location 2011 (Mitten Movie Project, Detroit, Michigan)
Audience Choice Award 2010 (Mitten Movie Project, Detroit Michigan)