So ive been working at this for a year now and just finally went public.
A unique 3d printer costing only 100 bucks and of course I scripted blender to run it!
check out the project here( indegogo)
or here (kickstarter)
first off a HUGE THANKYOU to the hole blender community!
secondly some ideas:
- A unique feature of this printer that im really proud of is the ability to model and print at the same time!
Lets say you have only 1 hour modle and 3d print an new character!
and the 3d printer takes an hour to print the character at the scale you need it.
Here is what you do … space add cube, scale z making a base for your character.
now hit print … the printer starts printing the bace, while its doing that you model the chartors feet
by the time its done the base your on to modeling the legs and torso … and so on, as long as you stay above what has already been printed you can change / make it!
fast forward an hour… 3 min after you finish your character hair the print is complete and in a way it feels
kind of instant!
The printer is also a scanner too … so it will be great to print out an object then use modleing clay to make changes and then scan the changes back into blender!
I think it would be great to skip rendering and instead print every frame of an animation and photograph all the prints
anyone interested in helping pull off a little test of this msg me! I think it would make for a very uniquely dirty kind of look.
A look with its own set of artifacts that have never been explored befor, could be a great thing for the right short film.
Any way those are just some ideas, the fact is inventors dont usually know much about
how the ideas will actual get used, ether way I hope this project adds some value to Blender!