Monday, October 21, 2013

Dancer Print

This weekend I finished up my Dancer print. She is built from 3 separate prints. Before assembly I used a grey primer on all the pieces, then used a semi-gloss black paint for the base, a white primer for the shirt and left the body the grey. From top to bottom she is about 5." tall. At the bottom is some progress pictures. Thanks! Please follow/subscribe!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Base component

I printed out this component that will be the stand for the dancer bust. This is also my first successful grey resin print! The grey material is so cool! It is also really smooth. It really does smooth out the model between each layer just enough.

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Big Print (so far)

I made a few model tweaks to this sculpt in ZBrush recently and then printed out this larger scale bust. It is the largest prints I have done yet! The print time on her was about 18 hours at 50 microns. She was printed in clear and then finished with Tamiya Fine Grey Primer. This print was also hollowed out some to save resin and print time. Gentle sanding on the face (3800 grit sandpaper) and basic support cleanup were done on the print as well.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Releasing a print, the easy way.

Razor Print Release from Robert Vignone @ Polysculpture on Vimeo.

I put together a video to show an easier way to get the 3D print off of your form 1 platform.

  • Get yourself a razor blade, place its edge against an area of the platform that sticks out the most.
  • Gently wedge it underneath till it stays.
  • Once in, lift the edge of the razor blade and then take your spatula and slide it under. 
  • Work the spatula through the rest of the model. It should be very little work.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Engadget+gdgt Live Boston 2013

Not the greatest photo ever but my prints showed up on the Engadget blog gallery! Mid-Left side you can see all 3 of my earlier prints in cool glass cases. They will be going to London next I believe.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Old is new again

While I move forward with my newer models (which take forever, I know). I am chipping away on my past works to prep them for 3d printing. This is sometimes a tedious job and takes a bit of re-sculpting to get everything working together. Here is a wip image of my dancer. I will have to sculpt some hair,clean up some of the anatomy and cloth, then I can form it.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Young girl test print.

Finally had a moment to get some prints off this week. I just finished up this 2" print of my girl print. This is with the new supports from the Formlabs software. They are much more sturdy!

I will say I am happy that she stands up on her own. This was printed at 50 micron and is about 2" tall.

Will post a follow up with the final bust tomorrow. I will also be kicking off a larger print of her next.

Happy Printing!