3DxReplica – Nerfenstein 3D Printed Cosplayer Props and Weaponry #3DxEntertainment #3DThursday #3DPrinting
Today on our weekly live 3D Hangouts, as the season winds towards Halloween, we are celebrating the replica prop community (and movie props professionals themselves) by sharing our own Dune replica project. Here’s a quick roundup of a few other 3DxReplica projects that caught our interest to whet your appetite!
…Last December, Angela Simpson, aka Nerfenstein, decided to invest in a 3D printer. She purchased an UP Plus2 3D printer, and within a short amount of time she began using it to create props.
“I decided to get [a 3D printer] because it looked like fun and I’ve always had a bit of an interest in emerging tech (I’m an early adopter),” Simpson told 3DPrint.com. “3D printing has already expanded the role of my prop making. I can now model things from air, and make them into tangible things without all the mess of power tools and other dangerous devices.”
Simpson also told us that because of 3D printing it is extremely easy to duplicate objects. …As a prop maker, her 3D printing has really enabled her to create unique objects, as well as model objects which are very recognizable to cosplayers. She feels that the technology is revolutionary, and that it still seems ‘magical’ to her every time she turns on her UP Plus2 printer. She explained to us, however, that the technology seems to be a dichotomy. On one hand, it allows nearly anyone to become a prop maker, which is great, but on the other hand, if anyone can simply print a prop out, the artisan’s job is essentially out the window. Most of Simpson’s work, can be found on her site GirlyGamer.com.au. Discuss her amazing work in the 3DPB.com Nerfenstein forum thread…..
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Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
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