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Title: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on December 17, 2013, 12:28:02 pm
I made a 3d-model for movable puppet eyelids. They fit around ping-pong-balls (4cm diameter).
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprints_puppeteyelid_zps7e4c9276.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprints_puppeteyelid_zps7e4c9276.jpg)
Download on thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:198945 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:198945)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Out of the Box Puppets on December 17, 2013, 12:32:59 pm
Cool. Will you be selling them.  Any plans to make them larger?

Julie


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on December 17, 2013, 12:44:51 pm
I put them on Thingiverse under Non-Commercial Creative Commons license. You can download and print them for your own use - as long as you do not sell them. You can scale them to any size you want.

This is just the first basic model there will be more complicated parts in the future. If anybody wants to buy them I could upload them on Shapeways.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on December 17, 2013, 01:41:02 pm
Figured I would jump in and add some information here. I was not sure about this myself till I did some research. The Thingiverse file that Thioh is offering for free can be used with MakerBot 3dPrinters. http://www.makerbot.com/ (http://www.makerbot.com/)  Yes I know they are a bit pricey but wow how cool! They even offer a digitizer that can take a 3d object and turn it into a 3d model.

Shapeways http://www.shapeways.com/ (http://www.shapeways.com/) is a website that can take a 3d model and print it out for you.  Looks like maybe it is kind of like sites where you upload an image and then can have it printed on a variety things like mugs, t-shirts etc and sell them to folks.  Ultimately that may be a cheaper route to go. 

Although maybe Tioh and Julie could team up. Out of the Box Puppets purchases the printer and then Tioh supplies the 3d models. :)  Maybe the models are free for those who know how to use them or have equipment but Tioh is just kind of giving Julie a license to produce the end product.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on December 17, 2013, 01:58:22 pm
The model is not limited to MakerBot 3d-printers. The files are in STL-format - most 3D-printers can print this. Shapeways is much cheaper if you do not need a 3d-printer anyway (I payed over 1000€ for mine).


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Billy D. Fuller on December 18, 2013, 04:41:02 am
Interesting! I'd like to see the finished product working in a demo video!


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Out of the Box Puppets on December 18, 2013, 07:36:48 am
Oh, I misunderstood. I thought you printed it out. I didn't realize it was just an example of what could be done. 

I'd love to have a 3D printer, not sure if a finished product (eye) would be low enough in cost to make it worth while. I've looked into them, but don't have any idea how much filament it takes for a project such as en eye.

I'll add it to my Christmas wish list along with a laser cutter and flatbed CNC machine. LOL

Julie


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: The Puppet Workshop on December 18, 2013, 03:53:30 pm
I too have also been looking into this avenue for parts. If anyone is interested in 3D printers these guys have them much cheaper.  http://deezmaker.com/store/# (http://deezmaker.com/store/#)!/~/product/category=0&id=23715422


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on December 19, 2013, 11:36:19 am
I too have also been looking into this avenue for parts. If anyone is interested in 3D printers these guys have them much cheaper.  [url]http://deezmaker.com/store/#[/url] ([url]http://deezmaker.com/store/#[/url])!/~/product/category=0&id=23715422



With most 3d-printers you get what you pay for. I bought a Makerbot 1 Dual clone, because it can print several of materials (like AB, PLA, PVA, flexible PLA, LayWood, Nylon,...) and is compatible with the Makerbot software. Other 3d-printers are cheaper, but I haven't found one that offers similar features for less money.

http://www.3ders.org/pricecompare/3dprinters/ (http://www.3ders.org/pricecompare/3dprinters/)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: PointHappy on December 20, 2013, 10:07:59 pm
Going with a 3D printing service may be the way to go if you are just dipping your toe into the water. As Tioh said, he paid a lot for his. With a service you get a wider selection of materials and folks who will inspect your object to make sure it is 3D printable. I've used Blender to model my objects. The book Blender 3D Printing Essentials covers the steps needed.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: ArthurS on December 23, 2013, 06:04:27 am
That's awesome!!  Now to wish for a printer! lol


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on December 25, 2013, 02:24:12 pm
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/pingpongball_lever_zps4367c064.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/pingpongball_lever_zps4367c064.jpg)
A lever to add moveable eyes to the eyelids: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:212693 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:212693)

A simple baseplate for the eyelids (not made for movable eyes): http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:212683 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:212683)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on December 30, 2013, 01:21:52 pm
The assembled eyes with movable eyelids and a lever under the baseplate for the eye. Both eyes can be turned left or right independently.

(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprints_puppeteyes_moveable_eyes1_zps182896f7.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprints_puppeteyes_moveable_eyes1_zps182896f7.jpg)

(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprints_puppeteyes_moveable_eyes2_zpsdc6bf513.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprints_puppeteyes_moveable_eyes2_zpsdc6bf513.jpg)

The plate underneath has a hole under each eye and I made a hole in each ping pong ball - installing LEDs is easy.

(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprints_puppeteyes_moveable_eyes3_zps7a0d295b.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprints_puppeteyes_moveable_eyes3_zps7a0d295b.jpg)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: ArthurS on December 30, 2013, 01:34:35 pm
LOVE!!!


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: TygerMin on December 30, 2013, 03:14:21 pm
This is great!  Might have to test out Shapeways on these.  Now to figure out the price. 


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on January 04, 2014, 03:46:12 pm
A nose for a dog or wolf puppet:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprint_nose_zps40ac5f84.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprint_nose_zps40ac5f84.jpg)
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:219232 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:219232)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on January 05, 2014, 08:29:39 am
Tioh,
Could anyone down load the file and then go over to shapeways to get it printed or would that be an infringement on your ownership of the file?


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: TygerMin on January 05, 2014, 11:08:16 am
I am curious as well.

I put them on Thingiverse under Non-Commercial Creative Commons license. You can download and print them for your own use - as long as you do not sell them. You can scale them to any size you want.


This is just the first basic model there will be more complicated parts in the future. If anybody wants to buy them I could upload them on Shapeways.

Not sure how to read that in regards to Shapeways.



Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on January 05, 2014, 12:43:09 pm
I uploaded the models to shapeways and made them public - anybody should be able to order them:
http://www.shapeways.com/designer/Tioh (http://www.shapeways.com/designer/Tioh)

https://www.shapeways.com/model/1608464/ping-pong-ball-holder-for-puppet-eyelid.html?li=my-models&materialId=6 (https://www.shapeways.com/model/1608464/ping-pong-ball-holder-for-puppet-eyelid.html?li=my-models&materialId=6)
https://www.shapeways.com/model/1608483/puppet-eyelid-for-4cm-ping-pong-balls.html?li=my-models&materialId=6 (https://www.shapeways.com/model/1608483/puppet-eyelid-for-4cm-ping-pong-balls.html?li=my-models&materialId=6)
https://www.shapeways.com/model/1608556/lever-for-4cm-ping-pong-ball-movable-puppet-eye.html?li=my-models&materialId=6 (https://www.shapeways.com/model/1608556/lever-for-4cm-ping-pong-ball-movable-puppet-eye.html?li=my-models&materialId=6)

https://www.shapeways.com/model/1608595/dog-nose-for-plushies-or-puppets.html?li=my-models&materialId=6 (https://www.shapeways.com/model/1608595/dog-nose-for-plushies-or-puppets.html?li=my-models&materialId=6)

I think I should redo some of the models for Shapeways as the use more material when necessary and Shapeways charges for that. It should be possible to make the models cheaper by reducing the wall thickness and adding some holes (where nobody can see them).


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: yalaurie on January 05, 2014, 12:54:57 pm
totally awesome!


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on January 05, 2014, 01:20:35 pm
After uploading my files to Shapeways I found this:
https://www.shapeways.com/model/833922/animatronic-puppet-eye-kit.html?li=search-results&materialId=6 (https://www.shapeways.com/model/833922/animatronic-puppet-eye-kit.html?li=search-results&materialId=6)

It's more complex than my design and looks really well made.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on January 06, 2014, 07:39:10 am
Thanks Tioh!  I kind of figured it was better if you uploaded them there. :)

Yes we have seen (at least I have) the one you found but was not sure about it. It looks really cool but was not sure if it came with the lids colored and if you had control over that.  I posted a link to that one over at FB and some folks are interested in it and may give it a try. Hopefully if they do they will give feed back.

I do hope you'll keep developing your versions though. The advantages with that is we know who you are and if we have questions about how it all goes together we can ask. That is one thing I did not like about the other one is there was really no way to communicate with the up-loader. Yes you can leave comments but they seem to not be replying.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on January 14, 2014, 02:55:29 pm
Simple handle for a Bowden Cable:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprints_bowden_cable_handle_zps084dabcb.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprints_bowden_cable_handle_zps084dabcb.jpg)

That's what I use to control the ears and eyelids.
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:222456 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:222456)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: jeezbo on January 15, 2014, 04:04:20 am
WOW!! looks like there have been some really cool things going on with you guys!! I really love the 3d printed eye mechs that you have come up with Tioh and I love the little handle you have created for cable mechs, I use quite a lot of these sort of handles, but usually make them myself (not as fancy as yours tho!) and I am quite interested in downloading one of yours and trying it out. where do your fingers sit on the handle though? could I request a picture of you holding the handle, just so that I can see it more clearly?? mine usually are quite short and wide so that my fingers effectively are either side of the cable with the end of the handle in the crotch of my thumb and my fingers pull/curl in a 'v' shape.
Thanks,
Ben.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on January 16, 2014, 11:54:37 am
WOW!! looks like there have been some really cool things going on with you guys!! I really love the 3d printed eye mechs that you have come up with Tioh and I love the little handle you have created for cable mechs, I use quite a lot of these sort of handles, but usually make them myself (not as fancy as yours tho!) and I am quite interested in downloading one of yours and trying it out. where do your fingers sit on the handle though? could I request a picture of you holding the handle, just so that I can see it more clearly?? mine usually are quite short and wide so that my fingers effectively are either side of the cable with the end of the handle in the crotch of my thumb and my fingers pull/curl in a 'v' shape.
Thanks,
Ben.


I use the controls (the ones that I only have to push) like this:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/tioh_puppet_monica_eyelid_control_zps6614b406.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/tioh_puppet_monica_eyelid_control_zps6614b406.jpg)
This way I can use three of those in one hand.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: ArthurS on January 16, 2014, 12:09:08 pm
SOLD!!!  Where do I get some?? :)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: jeezbo on January 16, 2014, 12:09:50 pm
awesome, thanks for letting us see the size of the handle, its the perfect size (as you've said) to have a few of these in one hand.

You make such gorgeous creations!!


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on January 19, 2014, 04:25:34 am
My first 3d-printed puppet head. The hinge to the lower jaw is made of felt and wonderflex (it stays open by itself - I used a clothes pin to close it for the photo). The ears are made of felt too. It took 6 hours to print the plastic parts (printed in PLA glued together with Plaast) - I did not print the nose yet. I won't release this model.

(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprint_foxmask_puppethead_2_zpse675da88.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprint_foxmask_puppethead_2_zpse675da88.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprint_foxmask_puppethead_1_zps3697a188.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprint_foxmask_puppethead_1_zps3697a188.jpg)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on January 19, 2014, 07:37:44 am
Very cool! I can understand why you would not want to release a full model. I do hope you'll keep us updated on this build... perhaps you've already posted about it in another thread.  You are going to make every puppet builder want to go out and buy a 3d printer. :)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: TygerMin on January 19, 2014, 08:38:10 am
That is amazing! 


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on January 19, 2014, 03:19:50 pm
Nose added:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprint_foxmask_fursuit_and_puppet_head_zpsed679498.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprint_foxmask_fursuit_and_puppet_head_zpsed679498.jpg)
The version on the right is the same model sized to fit my head - a base for a costume.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: TygerMin on January 19, 2014, 03:21:44 pm
That does it, I need a 3D printer.  Granted...need to learn how to model things first.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Na on January 19, 2014, 07:22:44 pm
whoa, that looks very cool. it does indeed make me want to buy a 3D printer :)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: cathicks on January 19, 2014, 08:49:04 pm
This is fantastic, Tioh. Excellent model! Thank you for making it available to everyone.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on January 25, 2014, 05:32:03 pm
The first print of new model I made:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprint_wolfmask_puppet2_zpse89653fd.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprint_wolfmask_puppet2_zpse89653fd.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprint_wolfmask_puppet1_zpsd8ba112b.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprint_wolfmask_puppet1_zpsd8ba112b.jpg)
There was a small error in the lower jaw - I fixed that after the print was finished.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on January 26, 2014, 11:09:52 am
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprint_fox_and_wolfmask_puppetheads_zps0bb56364.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprint_fox_and_wolfmask_puppetheads_zps0bb56364.jpg)
The inside of the mouth is made of felt and Wonderflex.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Shunaka on January 26, 2014, 01:55:10 pm
Nice work Tioh! What 3D program do you use to make the model?

Shunaka


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on January 27, 2014, 02:57:19 am
Nice work Tioh! What 3D program do you use to make the model?

Shunaka

These were made with an old version of Lightwave Modeler - it did the job, but there are better programs for modeling organic looking structures. I think I'll switch to Sculptris (http://pixologic.com/sculptris/ (http://pixologic.com/sculptris/)).


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on January 28, 2014, 03:21:11 pm
This the second 3d-print of my wolf puppet head. The first print was a little bit to small. Sculpted in Lightwave Modeler  and printed in PLA on a Makerbot 1 dual in about 8 hours. The parts were glued together with Plaast and MagicPlastic. The inside of the mouth and the ears are made of felt and wonderflex. The eyes are ping pong balls.

I sanded the eyelids, because I want to paint them.
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/wolf_puppet_head_with_movable_eyelids_zps8fee57cd.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/wolf_puppet_head_with_movable_eyelids_zps8fee57cd.jpg)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Na on January 28, 2014, 10:03:20 pm
Is there something on the nose, like paint or something? Or is that just reflection off the camera?


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on January 29, 2014, 12:49:21 am
Is there something on the nose, like paint or something? Or is that just reflection off the camera?
That's a reflection from my cameras flash.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Na on January 29, 2014, 04:19:05 am
Thanks, though disappointed it's not some new and interesting building technique ;)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on February 15, 2014, 10:11:54 am
I made a new NURBS-model, transformed it to polygons, extruded the model and cut everything off that I do not need:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/lw_modelling.gif) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/lw_modelling.gif)

This model was not made for a specific purpose, so I decided to release it for free.
It's now on Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:250454 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:250454)
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

The head base can be used to build a puppet-, plushie-, robot- or even a costume head (you have to scale it). Fake fur can be glued on.
I did not include the lower jaw because It's faster (and cheaper) to make one with an aluminium profile when to print it.

Tioh_fursuithead7_onepart.stl is the complete model - I recommend printing the 3 parts. It can be printed without support material.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on February 15, 2014, 02:08:53 pm
Sweet! I really wish I had a 3D printer.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on February 15, 2014, 02:39:58 pm
You do not need your own 3d-printer - there are hackspaces in many cities. http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/ (http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/) - many of those have a 3d-printer.
(http://puppetsandstuff.com/2008gallery/?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=31026) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php?action=gallery&g2_itemId=31026)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on February 16, 2014, 06:33:43 am
I was kind of wondering about that. KCMO actually has one pretty close to me! Thanks for the link, it really makes it easy to find a space close to where a  person lives.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on March 16, 2014, 09:07:52 am
New puppet-head with movable eyes and eyelids:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet-head_moving_eyes_zpsed6afcd0.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet-head_moving_eyes_zpsed6afcd0.jpg)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: The Puppet Workshop on March 16, 2014, 09:28:55 am
So cool!!!


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on March 21, 2014, 02:41:14 pm
A short video featuring the 3d-printed heads - in hand-puppet and costume-size:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRVvv1kxNTc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRVvv1kxNTc)




Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on March 21, 2014, 03:58:48 pm
Really nice!  I like how the costume version is controlled by the puppeteers own mouth/jaw.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: TygerMin on March 21, 2014, 06:06:10 pm
Wow...just....wow.  That is awesome!  Like Shawn mentioned, the costume linked to the jaw is a great addition. 


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Na on March 23, 2014, 11:15:06 am
Really nice!  I like how the costume version is controlled by the puppeteers own mouth/jaw.

Ditto. It's really impressive work. How comfortable is it to wear?


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on March 23, 2014, 01:38:40 pm
Ditto. It's really impressive work. How comfortable is it to wear?


It fits really well - feels like wearing a hat.
I've made masks like this (with more complex features) without 3d-printing in the past. The animatronic parts for puppets use the same methods that I used for the costumes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKCcuX_MF9k (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKCcuX_MF9k)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Na on March 24, 2014, 02:37:08 am
That's good. I can imagine it's a very tricky balance to get something that looks right and something that fits comfortably.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on March 28, 2014, 07:42:20 am
New video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXUzgVE4PJQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXUzgVE4PJQ)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on March 28, 2014, 11:59:40 am
They work really nice. Love the one with the alternate eyes and brow.  Very much a sly fox. :)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Andrew on March 29, 2014, 08:33:05 am
Really nice!


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Na on March 29, 2014, 10:45:09 am
Looking good. Now I wish I could go make things like that


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on March 29, 2014, 03:16:26 pm
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/tioh_3d-printed_puppet-head_v8_print2_2_zps8438cec5.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/tioh_3d-printed_puppet-head_v8_print2_2_zps8438cec5.jpg)
I released the new head on thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:284415 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:284415)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Steve on April 04, 2014, 02:10:33 pm
Cool stuff Tioh, I found my local hacker space meets the end of every month. Joined their FB page and am going to try to get there this month or next to see what it's all about.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on April 07, 2014, 11:15:24 am
New dog nose:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/nose5_zps2b819cd7.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/nose5_zps2b819cd7.jpg)
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:291060 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:291060)


Title: Re:
Post by: DrPuppet on April 10, 2014, 08:25:11 am
I really like what youve created here. I may have missed it in the posts but did you mention what the cost was for printing?  Also you said you used wonder flex for the mouth and felt for the ears. The ears looked really thick in one of the shots so I thought maybe they were foss shape 600? 

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Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on April 10, 2014, 08:30:33 am
Any of the "parts" that Tioh has uploaded to Thingiverse are free to download and use on your own 3d printer or take to a company that can print them for you.  A couple of them he uploaded to http://www.shapeways.com/designer/Tioh (http://www.shapeways.com/designer/Tioh) which is an on-line service that you can actually order a final product from.  Price on that is determined by the choices in material.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on April 10, 2014, 12:33:21 pm
I really like what youve created here. I may have missed it in the posts but did you mention what the cost was for printing?  Also you said you used wonder flex for the mouth and felt for the ears. The ears looked really thick in one of the shots so I thought maybe they were foss shape 600? 

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I do not sell them - I only provide the 3d-model. With a hobby 3d-printer (like my Makerbot) you anly have to pay electricity and the material (about 30€ for 1kg). You do not need your own 3d-printer - there are hackspaces in many cities. http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/ (http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/) - many of those have a 3d-printer.
You can also print them at shapeways, but it will be expensive, because I did not optimise the model for a professional 3d-printing-service (that means it uses to much material).

The ears are Felt - glued with Plaast to the head. This will be the inner structure of the ear. I'll cover it with fake-fur from both sides.
 The lower jaw and the inside of the muzzle is covered with one layer of Wonderflex.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on April 18, 2014, 02:08:26 pm
New cat head - free download at thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:303056 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:303056)
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet-head_cattest2_zps7edb177f.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet-head_cattest2_zps7edb177f.jpg)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on May 21, 2014, 07:32:49 am
Two new head designs:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet_head_toon_squirrel_zps0365652d.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet_head_toon_squirrel_zps0365652d.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet_head_toon_stag_zpsd5339bcf.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet_head_toon_stag_zpsd5339bcf.jpg)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on June 10, 2014, 01:56:44 pm
Eyes, movable eyelids, nose and antlers added:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet_head_toon_stag_antlers6_zps24cff5c3.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet_head_toon_stag_antlers6_zps24cff5c3.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet_head_toon_stag_antlers4_zps048f4b21.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet_head_toon_stag_antlers4_zps048f4b21.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet_head_toon_stag_antlers5_zps8af705a0.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet_head_toon_stag_antlers5_zps8af705a0.jpg)
The antlers have not been 3d-printed. I covered foam with Worbla (http://www.worbla.com/ (http://www.worbla.com/)).


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on June 11, 2014, 07:56:55 am
I love the fact that you combine mediums. I actually thought you had covered foam in papermache' for the antlers when I first looked at the pictures.  I've only played with the  thermoplastics a little but it is a really cool product, So many applications!


Title: Re:
Post by: DrPuppet on June 11, 2014, 11:54:42 am
Thermoplastic fabric is awesome!

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Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on June 18, 2014, 11:30:05 am
Teeth (hand-sculpted with Plaast) and tongue (foam covered in leather) added:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet_head_toon_skunk_teeth_zpsbd863164.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet_head_toon_skunk_teeth_zpsbd863164.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet_head_toon_stag_teeth_zps5d7bfeec.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet_head_toon_stag_teeth_zps5d7bfeec.jpg)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Na on June 19, 2014, 01:23:01 am
Love watching these take shape. Very inpressive work.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on June 19, 2014, 08:04:54 am
Great teeth! Why is the first one covered in masking tape?


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on June 20, 2014, 11:35:42 am
Great teeth! Why is the first one covered in masking tape?
That's the easiest way to make a pattern for cutting the fur. I draw the pattern on the masking tape, peel it off and cut it so that I can lay it flat.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on June 21, 2014, 10:23:22 am
Ah ok... that makes sense. My first thought was pattern but then thought but he already has the form... forgot all about covering. :)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: TygerMin on June 22, 2014, 11:36:12 am
I keep eyeing that cat head....debatting on whether to find a place or not.  Do you have one of these heads completely finished?  Curious how they look with fleece and fur.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on June 22, 2014, 11:54:43 am
The first 3d-printed head is now covered in fur (pattern made with masking tape, added seam allowance, cut the fur, sewed it together by hand, glued it to the head with high-temperature hot glue). The puppet is not finished - the fur on the head will be trimmed.
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/Bastelwochenende_1_03.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/Bastelwochenende_1_03.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/Bastelwochenende_1_02.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/Bastelwochenende_1_02.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/Bastelwochenende_1_07.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/Bastelwochenende_1_07.jpg)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: TygerMin on June 22, 2014, 11:56:59 am
That looks...awesome!  Nice detail and good shape.  And it shows off how the eye placement looks.  Thank you for posting! 


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on June 29, 2014, 03:02:42 pm
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/tioh_3d-printed_puppet-head_ef20_02_zps6ae07517.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/tioh_3d-printed_puppet-head_ef20_02_zps6ae07517.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/working_on_a_small_puppet_head1_zps6a272cc4.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/working_on_a_small_puppet_head1_zps6a272cc4.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/working_on_a_small_puppet_head2_zpsc7c0b7fb.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/working_on_a_small_puppet_head2_zpsc7c0b7fb.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/working_on_a_small_puppet_head3_zps2a218eac.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/working_on_a_small_puppet_head3_zps2a218eac.jpg)

- 3d-printed
- pattern made with masking tape
- sewed the fur and glued it to the head with hot glue
- trimmed the fur


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on July 13, 2014, 02:51:16 pm
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/working_on_a_small_puppet_head4_zps0615ff45.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/working_on_a_small_puppet_head4_zps0615ff45.jpg)

- Added teeth with Plaast
- Made a simple tongue with red leather
- Painted the eyes with permanent markers

Skunk face animatronic:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/skunk_puppet_animatronics_zps589bd2a1.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/skunk_puppet_animatronics_zps589bd2a1.jpg)

A short test-video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRKcW96v7D0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRKcW96v7D0)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on July 14, 2014, 03:19:42 am
Well done!


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Krafty Karacters on July 14, 2014, 05:15:27 am
Very cool. Are you using radio control to control the animatronics?


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on July 14, 2014, 12:58:25 pm
Very cool. Are you using radio control to control the animatronics?
No, it's all mechanics. I push at two buttons that are attached to bicycle brake cables - the eyelids are pulled back in the default position by two springs.
Everything's simple and reliable.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Shunaka on July 14, 2014, 07:59:19 pm
Very very well done Tioh!


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Steve C on July 14, 2014, 08:29:39 pm
I like the simplicity of the mechanism...well done!


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Na on July 15, 2014, 08:23:37 am
Great work! I really love the springy-ness of the tail. I may have missed it, did you explain how you made it?

Also, thanks for sharing the process with us. I am really impressed with the work you've done and it shows just how much you can do with 3D printin


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: ArthurS on July 15, 2014, 09:26:59 am
I'm totally in love with the skunk!!!


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on July 17, 2014, 12:24:21 pm
I really love the springy-ness of the tail. I may have missed it, did you explain how you made it?

(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/Bastelwochenende_1_04.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/Bastelwochenende_1_04.jpg)
I used a cheap radiator brush and a thin plastic mesh for the structure inside the tail.


Title: Re:
Post by: DrPuppet on July 21, 2014, 07:47:48 pm
Cute puppet and really big. Is it hard to control?


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on July 27, 2014, 10:29:59 am
Cute puppet and really big. Is it hard to control?

It does get heavy after a while - it's used in a live show that is almost three hours long.
The jaw and eyelids move very smooth - the default position of the lower jaw is open.

Another new puppet-head:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet-head_v15_01.JPG) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet-head_v15_01.JPG) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet-head_v15_02.JPG) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet-head_v15_02.JPG) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet-head_v15_03.JPG) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet-head_v15_03.JPG) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet-head_v15_04.JPG) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet-head_v15_04.JPG)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Na on July 27, 2014, 10:56:04 am
Do you use any sort of 'rest' during the performance, just to take the weight off? I can imagine it would be useful to occasionally put it on a stand for a few moments just to rest the upper arm muscles.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on July 27, 2014, 12:00:30 pm
Do you use any sort of 'rest' during the performance, just to take the weight off? I can imagine it would be useful to occasionally put it on a stand for a few moments just to rest the upper arm muscles.
The puppeteers use the playrail to support the arm holding the puppet sometimes, but they have to hold the puppet up and move around a lot during the show.
It I use one of the puppets (outside the show - I'm more of a builder when a performer) I play the head thru the back of the head.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Na on July 27, 2014, 05:21:16 pm
The puppeteers use the payrail to support the arm holding the puppet sometimes, but they have to hold the puppet up and move around a lot during the show.
It I use one of the puppets (outside the show - I'm more of a builder when a performer) I play the head thru the back of the head.

What's a payrail?


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on July 28, 2014, 05:01:52 am
What's a payrail?

A horizontally mounted trussing (with a wodden plank on top) between the light trussing (left and right side of the stage). The area under the playrail is covered with molton - that's where the puppeteers are hiding.
The playrail is also used to attach front props.
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/Tioh_EF17_17.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/Tioh_EF17_17.jpg)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on July 28, 2014, 05:20:39 am
I think Tioh left out the "l" in this first post which is what confused you. Playboard is another variation on the term.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on July 28, 2014, 12:39:58 pm
I think we call it playrail because we had some front props that use it as a rail - a cutout of car, surfboard, boat, etc. 


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Na on July 28, 2014, 05:17:29 pm
I think we call it playrail because we had some front props that use it as a rail - a cutout of car, surfboard, boat, etc. 

That makes sense.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: pagestep007 on July 30, 2014, 07:01:27 pm
cool. Looks great.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on August 03, 2014, 03:01:17 pm
Finished another puppet:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/little_canine_handpuppet_zps2bf1736c.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/little_canine_handpuppet_zps2bf1736c.jpg)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on August 04, 2014, 06:48:16 am
Sweet!


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: ArthurS on August 04, 2014, 07:06:26 am
Whoa, nice!


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: TygerMin on August 04, 2014, 07:37:19 am
That is amazing!


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Na on August 05, 2014, 05:54:35 pm
Love it!


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Snail on August 10, 2014, 01:08:28 pm
Nice skunk.  That brought back memories of a skunk costume we used once that had room freshener can to spray people. We called him "Stinky". The kids were having a contest and Stinky would reveal the losing team by spraying them, that was fun.  Keeping that tail upright was tough,we had elastic tie attached to the back to help hold our tail up. I like your brush solution, light and bendable too.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on September 26, 2014, 03:36:32 pm
My model for a fox head - updated version 2:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/Tioh_fox_smalleyelidtest2_DxO.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/Tioh_fox_smalleyelidtest2_DxO.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/fireheart_zps48551cb2.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/fireheart.jpg)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on October 18, 2014, 06:22:02 pm
My first bird puppet head:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-model_bird_puppet_head_zpsb5b1065e.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-model_bird_puppet_head_zpsb5b1065e.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-model_bird_puppet_head_02_zps2c6718b2.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-model_bird_puppet_head_02_zps2c6718b2.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-model_bird_puppet_head_03_zps60902490.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-model_bird_puppet_head_03_zps60902490.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-model_bird_puppet_head_04_zps65c7eca9.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-model_bird_puppet_head_04_zps65c7eca9.jpg)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on October 19, 2014, 08:38:27 am
Neat!  Is it the same eye mech used in the fox head? Looks like it may be a bit wider apart.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Chris Arveson on October 19, 2014, 09:17:44 am
So very cool.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on October 19, 2014, 10:04:41 am
Neat!  Is it the same eye mech used in the fox head? Looks like it may be a bit wider apart.

I used the same mechanics. This head does not have enough space for the movable eyes. Each eyelid is held by a brace (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:402281 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:402281)) that is glued to the head.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: CreativeSoulTV on November 09, 2014, 08:21:01 pm
Tioh,

Your fur suits, puppets, 3D models and eye mechs are amazing! Thank you for sharing your creativity, information and models with us. I'm new to making puppets and really appreciate your talent and skills. Your work has also inspired me to visit my local Makerspace (which I didn't know about) to print out your head models, eye mechs and also learn Blender which is FREE 3D software!

I will post updates of my puppet projects because I'm sure I will have questions and need advice.

- Will


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: mrbumblepants on November 27, 2014, 01:07:50 am
There is a makerspace that recently opened up in my area, and they have 3d printers. One of the libraries in my library system also has one. I've been toying with the idea of what to make - so many possibilities. These movable eyes give me a lot of ideas, too...


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: CreativeSoulTV on November 30, 2014, 07:11:25 pm

There is a makerspace that recently opened up in my area, and they have 3d printers. One of the libraries in my library system also has one. I've been toying with the idea of what to make - so many possibilities. These movable eyes give me a lot of ideas, too...

I joined my local Makerspace and think it's a cool creative outlet for anyone wanting to network with other creative people. I did use the 3D printer to print out a set of movable eyes but need to play around with the printer more. I would love to own a 3D printer! :)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Andrew on November 30, 2014, 07:37:13 pm
The Toronto Public Library has been investing in digital design labs, which are pretty cool. For anyone who lives in the city (you have to be a resident with a local library card to use the labs), they have 3D scanners, 3D printers, self publishing kiosks and lots of other stuff available at very cheap rates. For example, 3D printing is just $0.05 per minute + a fee of a couple dollars). They are basically offering everything at cost, so it's pretty fantastic for anyone who doesn't have equipment at work or at home. The labs were supposedly put together with help from a local Makerspace.

Are any other libraries doing this? It seems like such a great idea.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: CreativeSoulTV on November 30, 2014, 07:55:47 pm
Tioh,

I downloaded several of your wonderful 3D eye designs but have only printed out one so  far. When I opened one design up to preview it before sending it to the MakerBot printer I noticed that one of the parts was smaller than the other part. Being that I'm new to 3D printing, how much should I enlarge the part? Also, what kind of 3D printer do you own and what type of plastic did you use? At the Makerspace the person helping me told me about two different types. I guess, I would like your suggestions what type I should use.

I don't know if the file was meant to be that way or something happen when I downloaded it or zipped the file.

This is a photo of the file I am speaking about, thanks for any suggestion or help!

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/30/0c4686f59365ca7467283d709841c55f.jpg)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on December 02, 2014, 01:16:51 pm
I downloaded several of your wonderful 3D eye designs but have only printed out one so  far. When I opened one design up to preview it before sending it to the MakerBot printer I noticed that one of the parts was smaller than the other part.

Sorry, I guess I forgot to scale those model for puppet size. I often print them in different sizes for other projects.

Being that I'm new to 3D printing, how much should I enlarge the part? Also, what kind of 3D printer do you own and what type of plastic did you use? At the Makerspace the person helping me told me about two different types. I guess, I would like your suggestions what type I should use.

I use a Makerbot 1 Dual clone with the MakerwareDesktop software. All the models that were uploaded to Thingiverse were printed in PLA at 0.2mm layer hight, extruder temperature 215°C, printbed at 60°C, secondary fan pointing at the extruded material (to cool it faster and allow steeper overhangs without warping).

For the 4cm ping ping ball the base-plate (PUPPETEYELID1_clip_bp_pingpongballholder.stl) should be 120.4x54.97x11.01mm
The lever (PUPPETEYELID1_pingpongballholder_outherlever.stl) should be 58.63x1.38x37.5mm (you might want to make it a little bigger if you are using superglue to attach it - 0.3mm bigger should be enough).

I only use the base-plate when I build a foam puppet-head around it - it's not really made for a 3d-printed head (I installed it in two 3d-printed heads and I had to trimm it a lot).
The base plate will not fit in the cat or fox head - because the eye-distance is different.

The model are all made to be printed without support-material - if you print in PLA and have a fan under the extruder to cool the material after extrusion. If your printer does not have a fan under the extruder you might have to print it with support. I have to tried to print it in ABS yet, but that should work too. I printed some levers in nylon - those are much tougher whan PLA or ABS.




Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: CreativeSoulTV on December 02, 2014, 02:03:04 pm
Tioh,
Thanks for your quick reply to my questions because I will be visiting my local Makerspace this week and passing the info on to someone who will understand it better :)

Here's what I did have a chance to print out from the MakerBot printer on my last visit, it's one of your 3D ping pong eyelid designs. Since I'm new to 3D printing I can't remember which plastic was used but I plan on taking a 3D printing course at Makerspace this month.

Again, thanks for sharing your talents and amazing creations with us!

- Will
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/02/0592a1dc876ac0405b3b42bf4c854014.jpg)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: CreativeSoulTV on December 02, 2014, 02:06:53 pm
Tioh,

I will be using your 3D eyelids in my foam puppet head and once I complete it I will be sure to upload some photos! :)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on December 14, 2014, 07:48:29 am
I made a model for the lower jaw of the cat puppet-head - you can get it on Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:592663 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:592663)
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_nylon_fursuit_head-base_cat_with_jaw_zps2de23ed7.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_nylon_fursuit_head-base_cat_with_jaw_zps2de23ed7.jpg)
This head was printed in Nylon - sized for a costume.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on December 30, 2014, 03:30:47 pm
"Follow me"-eyes:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_3d_eyes_zps35a7e280.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_3d_eyes_zps35a7e280.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_3d_eyes3_zps2b8eb975.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_3d_eyes3_zps2b8eb975.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_3d_eyes4_zpsc708b7a7.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_3d_eyes4_zpsc708b7a7.jpg)
Those eyes are made for the fursuit-sized head-base version 15 (scaled for a 21.5cm wide head) - the model has to be scaled down to fit into the puppet sized head. They will not fit in the other heads.
The holes in the eyes are recessed. This creates an optical illusion for the viewers so that the costume is "looking" at you no matter what angle you are viewing at. This type of eye is not made for close-ups - it looks best from a meter or two distance.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on December 31, 2014, 07:13:12 am
Even without the eyes in the head I can see how the optical illusion works.  Kind of cool!


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on January 24, 2015, 03:30:03 pm
A new model is on Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:650760 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:650760)
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_fursuit-head_v21_04_zpscoyglsdj.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_fursuit-head_v21_04_zpscoyglsdj.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_fursuit-head_v21_03_zpslbafo5ee.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_fursuit-head_v21_03_zpslbafo5ee.jpg)
It is sized for a costume-head, you may have to scale it down if you want to build a smaller hand-puppet.
The model for the lower jaw is included. I printed the three parts in Taulman Nylon 618 - it is really durable.
I can compress the head to half the size and it goes back to the original form. Cannot be crushed or ripped apart.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on February 07, 2015, 04:10:33 am
Tested.com visited Jim Henson's Creature Shop, Peter Brooke shows a big 3d-printed eyelid ... and talks about how much work it was to make it.
Interesting, as I never worked for them or gave them a license to use my model commercially. The surface of the eyelid was changed (I don't know if they did that before of after the print). Everything else in the print matches my model perfectly and the model has some very odd angles and edges. At the moment I'm not sure wether I should be flattered or pissed off.
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/eyelid_holder2_3d-model_zpsha3kfz1m.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/eyelid_holder2_3d-model_zpsha3kfz1m.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/eyelid_holder2_framecapture1_zpsgn6xz9xe.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/eyelid_holder2_framecapture1_zpsgn6xz9xe.jpg)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQyWTivri1g&t=12m56s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQyWTivri1g&t=12m56s)
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:198945 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:198945)

So just for future reference:
I release my model for free under Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial license.

If you want to use one of the models commercially you have to get a license (that means: "just ask me" - I won't ask for money if you want to sell just one or two puppets based on my models).


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on February 07, 2015, 04:06:40 pm
The newly printed big eyelid made it easier to record some videos.

How the Bowden-cable is attached to the 3d-printed eyelid:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYOk3_nyj5U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYOk3_nyj5U)

LED-lights inside the eye:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvmIoNavO5I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvmIoNavO5I)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on February 18, 2015, 02:38:50 pm
I made a new model for movable puppet eyes. It's more robust and easier to install LEDs.
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_mechanic_for_movable_eyes_zps53gbm5fm.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_mechanic_for_movable_eyes_zps53gbm5fm.jpg)

(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_mechanic_for_movable_eye_assembly_zps6hxeenil.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_mechanic_for_movable_eye_assembly_zps6hxeenil.jpg)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on February 21, 2015, 04:39:34 pm
Simple base-element for a puppet-stand.
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprinted_base_puppetstand_zpsbck84ges.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprinted_base_puppetstand_zpsbck84ges.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprinted_base_puppetstand_Louis_zpsmqnlanoa.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprinted_base_puppetstand_Louis_zpsmqnlanoa.jpg)
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:692872 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:692872)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Andrew on February 23, 2015, 02:50:59 pm
Tested.com visited Jim Henson's Creature Shop, Peter Brooke shows a big 3d-printed eyelid ... and talks about how much work it was to make it.
Interesting, as I never worked for them or gave them a license to use my model commercially. The surface of the eyelid was changed (I don't know if they did that before of after the print). Everything else in the print matches my model perfectly and the model has some very odd angles and edges. At the moment I'm not sure wether I should be flattered or pissed off.

So just for future reference:

I release my model for free under Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial license.

If you want to use one of the models commercially you have to get a license (that means: "just ask me" - I won't ask for money if you want to sell just one or two puppets based on my models).

This is one of those issues that's going to become a problem with 3D printing. It's entirely possible that they sculpted the eyelid in Zbrush (it has a specific texture they wanted) and also it had to fit the plastic sphere they're working with, but that base looks almost identical. Considering how widely Thingiverse is used, it would be hard to believe someone spontaneously thought of an identical one.

Something to consider is that although your file was licensed under Creative Commons, a physical device isn't covered by copyright in the United States, only patents. I'm not an expert, but it seems inappropriate to me to license 3D designs under CC. There's really no case law on this (to my knowledge), so it's sort of uncharted legal territory (also, note, I am not a lawyer). If you design something for 3D printers and want to protect it orprevent commercial use, you have to file a patent. Most designers who are concerned about commercial use of their 3D designs file patents so they can enforce their rights.

The other challenge is that various puppet/doll eye mechanisms like this were patented over 100 years ago so unless there is a truly innovative aspect to the mechanism it might not be possible to protect it in the U.S. Personally, if I didn't want something used commercially I would not release it as a 3D file on Thingiverse.

You know "Peepers" are patented (the specific plastic device that fits on your hand, not the general concept of eyeballs on hands) and lots of people infringe that patent, some have even had legal action taken against them. There are actually 3D designs for Peepers on Thingiverse, which is absolutely patent infringement.

It's crappy to take something under a CC-BY-NC license and use it commercially. I've had lots of people distribute patterns and other materials I've created and licensed under CC without attribution. I think many people are ignorant about Creative Commons or just don't check.

I really appreciate all the work you've done on puppetry and 3D printing Tioh, you're pioneering new ground. I know several people who appreciate it too and I hope this experience won't put you off sharing work in the future.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Na on February 23, 2015, 07:05:02 pm
It's crappy to take something under a CC-BY-NC license and use it commercially. I've had lots of people distribute patterns and other materials I've created and licensed under CC without attribution. I think many people are ignorant about Creative Commons or just don't check.


In my experience, people I've talked to about copyrights either don't know or don't care. The majority are in the "don't know" pile where they usually don't understand anything about copyrights, how they work, or why they matter. The smaller percentage are in the "don't care" category where they know about copyrights, but think it doesn't affect anyone if it's infringed upon, so they don't care if they do infringe upon it; some of these people are free-marketeers who think copyrights are too restrictive upon people's ability to use what they want to use. The internet makes it much harder to get people to understand that yes, it does affect people and yes it does matter.

I agree with Andrew: if you don't want it used commercially, don't post it. And even though I don't do it myself, I'm grateful that you've been sharing them Tioh. I learn a lot just by reading your stuff.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on February 24, 2015, 10:42:00 am
...It's entirely possible that they sculpted the eyelid in Zbrush (it has a specific texture they wanted) and also it had to fit the plastic sphere they're working with, but that base looks almost identical. Considering how widely Thingiverse is used, it would be hard to believe someone spontaneously thought of an identical one. ...
I wrote a e-mail to Peter Brooke and got a reply. It was a remix of my model and he didn't know somebody had downloaded the model. I gave them permission to use the model for free (only the eyelid was used, the base-plate was replaced by custom bracket, milled out of aluminum). I'm happy.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on February 26, 2015, 11:24:10 am
Two simple horns:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_horns01_zpsylspvpjn.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_horns01_zpsylspvpjn.jpg)
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:699869 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:699869)

Plate for cable controlled animatronics (tails,...):
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_cable_animatronic_element_zps1z6cc7qv.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_cable_animatronic_element_zps1z6cc7qv.jpg)
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:699889 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:699889)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Andrew on February 26, 2015, 12:12:15 pm
Oh that's awesome Tioh. Cable control plates are so useful.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Na on February 26, 2015, 07:37:39 pm
I wrote a e-mail to Peter Brooke and got a reply. It was a remix of my model and he didn't know somebody had downloaded the model. I gave them permission to use the model for free (only the eyelid was used, the base-plate was replaced by custom bracket, milled out of aluminum). I'm happy.


Glad to hear that not only did you get a response, but an ending you're happy with. So much of copyright infringement is impossible to track, police and resolve, that it's rare to discover two parties coming to an amicable agreement.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on March 01, 2015, 12:05:13 pm
The next part for the animatronic tail:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_cable_animatronic_tail_zpsyyl88u5r.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_cable_animatronic_tail_zpsyyl88u5r.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_cable_animatronic_elements_zps7fx4tter.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_cable_animatronic_elements_zps7fx4tter.jpg)
This parts clips in the plate - no glue required.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on March 01, 2015, 12:16:43 pm
I tried to summarize some of the things I learned about 3d-printing in this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaKjE-vxpkY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaKjE-vxpkY)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Snail on March 01, 2015, 01:37:37 pm
This is so great that you shared your expertise and explained your journey there.  I was surprised that so many nylon types did not work but glad you found reliable one. Your skull was much more flexible than I imagined and that tail is so awesome. I love that you made little parts to make it better. Thank you for taking the time to share with us!


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on March 02, 2015, 09:39:11 am
Wow it looks like 3d printing is an art form all it's own!  While I doubt I'll ever do any 3d printing I watched the video and it looks like some really good tips!  Thanks for sharing and giving back to the community!


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on March 02, 2015, 11:33:17 am
I was surprised that so many nylon types did not work but glad you found reliable one. Your skull was much more flexible than I imagined and that tail is so awesome.
The filament that caused the problems was PLA, not Nylon. The skull is made of Nylon - the PLA-prints are rigid.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on March 04, 2015, 11:11:55 am
Test-video of the animatronic tail:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeax-mc9TsY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeax-mc9TsY)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: TygerMin on March 04, 2015, 11:40:46 am
I see angry cat in those motions.  Looks great!


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Na on March 04, 2015, 07:37:30 pm
That is very cool movement! Great job!


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on March 05, 2015, 07:34:10 am
Wow great movement on that mech! Very smooth and fluid.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on March 07, 2015, 03:20:35 am
I sometimes could use a third hand when I glue the foam for a puppet body - I made this clamp to make my life easier:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_clamp4_01_zpsw0ovj4fy.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_clamp4_01_zpsw0ovj4fy.jpg)
The holes in the front are for needles.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:713095 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:713095)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on March 07, 2015, 07:17:29 am
Nice clamp!  Love the addition of holes for needles!


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on March 08, 2015, 02:00:15 pm
A model for the pads of a foxes hind paws:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet-pawpads_fox_zpsc8ge9som.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet-pawpads_fox_zpsc8ge9som.jpg)
Should be printed in a flexible rubber-like material.
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:714938 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:714938)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on March 14, 2015, 05:45:35 pm
Hoofs for a horse-puppet:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/hoove_04_1_zps3dotazsx.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/hoove_04_1_zps3dotazsx.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/hoove_04_2_zpsuxpoq9wz.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/hoove_04_2_zpsuxpoq9wz.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/hoove_04_3_zps1mjpt5lf.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/hoove_04_3_zps1mjpt5lf.jpg)
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:724147 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:724147)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on March 15, 2015, 11:59:21 am
Horseshoe for the hoof:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/horseshoes_for_horse-puppet_zpsrnarjwse.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/horseshoes_for_horse-puppet_zpsrnarjwse.jpg)
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:724997 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:724997)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Na on March 15, 2015, 11:56:07 pm
Wow, really great details! I wouldn't even think about adding a separate shoe for a horse, I just wouldn't be bothered. It's cool that you can add those things though. Time-wise, does 3D printing save you anything? I mean, one assumes whatever you'd spend designing the pattern for printing, you'd end up spending anyway doing 'old school' building for puppets...?


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on March 16, 2015, 08:33:49 am
The beauty of 3d printing though is that once designed you can print multiple copies that are the same.  So for something like a horses hoof and shoe I would think it would really save time since you need to make 4.  Not to mention if you are making multiples of a puppet.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on March 16, 2015, 12:15:30 pm
...Time-wise, does 3D printing save you anything? I mean, one assumes whatever you'd spend designing the pattern for printing, you'd end up spending anyway doing 'old school' building for puppets...?
Once you know the tools making a 3d-object is easy and does not take a lot of time. The hoof took about 30 minutes to design (that includes searching for reference pictures), the horseshoe 5 minutes. I could have made one by hand faster, but if I need two or more 3d-printing saves me time (I can do something else while the 3d-printer does the work). If I have a base-model I can change it in minutes.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Chris Arveson on March 16, 2015, 01:05:53 pm
It seems to me that the other advantage of-3d printing is the consistency that it brings. How many Miss Piggys have been used over the decades of the Muppets? With 3d-printing, if a replacement puppet needs to be made, at least portions of that puppet (often the most detailed portions) will be guaranteed to look just like the original. Not only will they look the same, but those replacement parts won't require any time in crafting, the machine will be doing the work.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Na on March 16, 2015, 08:13:53 pm
Once you know the tools making a 3d-object is easy and does not take a lot of time. The hoof took about 30 minutes to design (that includes searching for reference pictures), the horseshoe 5 minutes. I could have made one by hand faster, but if I need two or more 3d-printing saves me time (I can do something else while the 3d-printer does the work). If I have a base-model I can change it in minutes.

Thanks. I suspected that it would save time in the long run because you can re-print stuff, just like making a mold for casting, but wasn't sure if it would even out in terms of designing the object in the first place. Sounds like it's a time saver in both areas. :)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: kirstycrrr on March 17, 2015, 06:58:28 am
This might have been asked before Tioh, but what Cad modelling package do you use?


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on March 17, 2015, 01:48:15 pm
This might have been asked before Tioh, but what Cad modelling package do you use?
Most of my 3d-models were made with an old version of Lightwave Modeler.  I use Blender, OpenSCAD or Sculptris occasionally.
I check the models in NetFabb basic and cut them in several parts if I need to.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: kirstycrrr on March 18, 2015, 06:48:52 am
I've been looking for a free download 3d cad modelling tool to use at home. I use inventor in work, but this is in an engineering environment so there are lots of straight lines.

I tried Sketchup but found it frustratingly difficult, i think because i was trying to do something that i'd have no bother with in Inventor.

I've just had a quick google on Blender and might give it a go. I'll need to clear my diary for a week and give myself time to learn from the beginning  8)

thanks for the info.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on March 20, 2015, 02:39:23 pm
I've been looking for a free download 3d cad modelling tool to use at home. I use inventor in work, but this is in an engineering environment so there are lots of straight lines.

I tried Sketchup but found it frustratingly difficult, i think because i was trying to do something that i'd have no bother with in Inventor.

I've just had a quick google on Blender and might give it a go. I'll need to clear my diary for a week and give myself time to learn from the beginning  8)

thanks for the info.

Blender is a good start, you can find a lot of tutorials on youtube for it.
Some other tools you might find useful:
The free tools from Autodesk http://www.123dapp.com/ (http://www.123dapp.com/)
Sculptris: http://pixologic.com/sculptris/ (http://pixologic.com/sculptris/)
Metasequoia 3d-modeler: http://metaseq.net/en/ (http://metaseq.net/en/)




Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on March 20, 2015, 02:41:45 pm
The hoof with horseshoe glued on. The horseshoes were painted with grey primer (spray can).
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprinted_puppet_hoof_with_horseshoe_zpsehipqzl0.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprinted_puppet_hoof_with_horseshoe_zpsehipqzl0.jpg)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on March 29, 2015, 06:27:22 am
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprinted_puppet-helmet_front_01_zpshkylz4et.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprinted_puppet-helmet_front_01_zpshkylz4et.jpg)
I made a 3d-model for a helmet that fits over the head base (version 21) that I posted at Thingiverse (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:650760 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:650760)). It's currently sized for a 16,5cm wide puppet-head - with enough space for the fur. I have not modelled the back of the head and the lower jaw yet because the shape depends on how I build the head.

You can get this model on Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:746225 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:746225)

I glued in a piece of yellow coloured transparent plastic.



Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Na on March 29, 2015, 08:24:50 pm
That's cool. I know the helmet is probably a part of the puppet design itself but it just occurred to me that with 3D printing you could also make a perfect-fit cover to prevent damage during transit and storage.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on April 04, 2015, 10:30:38 am
That's cool. I know the helmet is probably a part of the puppet design itself but it just occurred to me that with 3D printing you could also make a perfect-fit cover to prevent damage during transit and storage.

Yes, that works. I already made covers for cameras and electronic parts - the shape for a puppet is not that difficult.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on April 04, 2015, 10:38:01 am
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprinted_nylon_ears_zpsqn0se8q8.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprinted_nylon_ears_zpsqn0se8q8.jpg)
I printed these ears using Taulman Nylon (the ear on the left side is made with Taulman Bridge Nylon, the one on the right side with Taulman 618 Nylon).

I cut the ears to the shape that I meed for the head - they will be used for a cable animatronic. The dark orange material is flexible felt.
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprinted_nylon_animatronic_ears_zpsxtaarnoo.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprinted_nylon_animatronic_ears_zpsxtaarnoo.jpg)

The 3d-model: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:755955 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:755955)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on April 04, 2015, 10:43:50 am
Animatronic eyelid for bigger eyes - the model was made to fit an eye with 6cm diameter
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprinted_nylon_animatronic_eyelids_zpsff5zcwmc.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprinted_nylon_animatronic_eyelids_zpsff5zcwmc.jpg)

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:755934 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:755934)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on April 05, 2015, 03:38:09 pm
Simple ears - not designed for animatronics
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprinted_pla_ears_zpsnkcbfypu.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprinted_pla_ears_zpsnkcbfypu.jpg)
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:756860 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:756860)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on April 05, 2015, 03:40:57 pm
Test-video of the movable eyelids and ears installed in a costume head (works the same way for a puppet):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BHXK4AS5YQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BHXK4AS5YQ)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on April 13, 2015, 10:39:28 am
New bird head-base:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-model_bird_puppet_head_beak2_2_zpsx5tztgno.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-model_bird_puppet_head_beak2_2_zpsx5tztgno.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-model_bird_puppet_head_beak2_3_zpsn2mebeut.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-model_bird_puppet_head_beak2_3_zpsn2mebeut.jpg)
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:768876 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:768876)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on May 10, 2015, 12:58:41 pm
Lower part of the beak of the bird-puppet:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_bird_puppet-head_pattern01_zpsuflgu9o9.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_bird_puppet-head_pattern01_zpsuflgu9o9.jpg)
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:819928 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:819928)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on July 18, 2015, 01:19:33 pm
Another bird puppet-head - I changed the beak and eye position - made a new lower jaw:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprinted_eagle_puppet_head_02_zpsqrwadbzg.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprinted_eagle_puppet_head_02_zpsqrwadbzg.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprinted_eagle_puppet_head_01_zpsnflu8944.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprinted_eagle_puppet_head_01_zpsnflu8944.jpg)
Get the model on Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:931636 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:931636)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on July 18, 2015, 04:01:25 pm
Here is a short video of the bird - just a test, the finished puppet will look very different
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mArXJGiHKzM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mArXJGiHKzM)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on July 19, 2015, 07:03:49 am
I like him. Looking forward to seeing end results.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Chris Arveson on July 19, 2015, 08:57:59 am
The fur covering helps a lot. It's just a personal thing with me, but the previous pics just left me with a creepy skull/skeleton type feeling. Nothing wrong with your work, it really is great.

Adding on the covering gives me a much better feel to what the character might be. Well done.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on July 21, 2015, 02:24:12 pm
I made a nose for the cat head.
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprinted_cat_nose_zpsd0ivxcle.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dprinted_cat_nose_zpsd0ivxcle.jpg)
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:936028 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:936028)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on September 07, 2015, 04:09:14 pm
A canine toon: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1002898 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1002898)
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/fursuit_head-base_v25_canine_toon_zpsithcqiad.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/fursuit_head-base_v25_canine_toon_zpsithcqiad.jpg)

I did not include a model for the lower jaw because It's faster to make one with an aluminium-profile when to print it. I just bend an aluminium rod and sculpt the teeth with Plaast (from http://www.plaast.de/ (http://www.plaast.de/)) around it.
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/puppet_lower_jaw_zps5edda391.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/puppet_lower_jaw_zps5edda391.jpg)

I printed this model in PLA and used Plaast to glue the three parts together.

The model is currently scaled for costume size and fits my head - you have to scale it down for a puppet.
This model was not made for animatronic eyelids - the shape of the eyes works best with a sheet of white plastic for the eyes - just paint the iris and pupil.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: davidnagel on September 25, 2015, 07:13:46 am
Impressive! I wondered when 3d printing might get involved in this sort of thing.

And presuming this hasn't been discussed previously, do you not find that this sort of puppet building where things are more or less perfectly symmetrical decreases a puppets uniqueness? For example, I'd wager that all the hand made puppets in the world don't look right mirrored and having a 3d model that can be perfectly symmetrical, does it decrease the character in that character?

What are you thoughts? Others are welcome!


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on September 25, 2015, 01:36:40 pm
Impressive! I wondered when 3d printing might get involved in this sort of thing.

And presuming this hasn't been discussed previously, do you not find that this sort of puppet building where things are more or less perfectly symmetrical decreases a puppets uniqueness? For example, I'd wager that all the hand made puppets in the world don't look right mirrored and having a 3d model that can be perfectly symmetrical, does it decrease the character in that character?

What are your thoughts? Others are welcome!

The finished heads are not perfectly symmetrical. The sides of the 3d-model were not mirrored - I place the points without measuring. Also, the fake-fur is trimmed by hand.
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/Brushie_got_the_orb_zps5d6hhojf.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/Brushie_got_the_orb_zps5d6hhojf.jpg)

A neural expression makes it easier to use a puppet for more when one role.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Snail on September 28, 2015, 07:02:02 pm
So does the lighter skeleton make the overall puppet lighter and easier to move or about the same weight?


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on September 29, 2015, 05:04:21 am
So does the lighter skeleton make the overall puppet lighter and easier to move or about the same weight?
The weight of the 3d-printed heads is not much different to the heads that I made with other materials. I managed to make them about 20-40g lighter - not much, but it does make a difference in a 2 hour live show.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Snail on September 30, 2015, 07:10:33 pm
2 hours! ouch!  I guess every little bit would help, you must have great muscles on your arms.  Maybe you can print out some sort of arm support system to help you go longer or a way to displace some of the weight to other parts of your body. That would be awesome.  I love your work, thanks for showing us.


Title: Re:
Post by: mrbumblepants on October 02, 2015, 09:15:25 pm
I have been wondering how light a puppet can be made with 3d printing. I'd imagine eventually we'll get materials so light that we'll only need the strength to hold a hand in the air.

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Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on October 07, 2015, 10:34:22 am
I have been wondering how light a puppet can be made with 3d printing. I'd imagine eventually we'll get materials so light that we'll only need the strength to hold a hand in the air.
...
A friend of mine tried making some models with two component foam (you can buy the chemicals to make extremely light foam) and used 3d-printed molds to make the parts. The downside is that the chemicals are expensive, cannot be stored for a long time and are extremely toxic while working with them. I do not have a workshop - so I have never tried that myself.

Another friend tried to make a very light 3d-model and used Shapeways to print it (it's a mesh-like structure - super light and flexible) - expensive, but far beyond what my 3d-printer can make. The structure was a bit too thin and did break.

I have not found very light filaments for my 3d-printer and the models require at least 2mm wall thickness to be strong enough. Good fake fur or anthron fleece does also add a lot to the weight.


Title: Re:
Post by: mrbumblepants on October 09, 2015, 04:08:06 am
I have been thinking of light structures. Would open up options or decorating, also full body puppets.

I will look into those chemicals. The place I'm joining might be able to handle them, if i get the chance to acquire them.

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Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on November 14, 2015, 12:36:42 pm
I released a new 3d-model for a canine nose:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/nose11_zpsnugnqloc.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/nose11_zpsnugnqloc.jpg)
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1131844 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1131844)

It is also available on Shapeways: http://shpws.me/KMBY (http://shpws.me/KMBY)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: mrbumblepants on December 04, 2015, 08:11:12 pm
A friend of mine tried making some models with two component foam (you can buy the chemicals to make extremely light foam) and used 3d-printed molds to make the parts. The downside is that the chemicals are expensive, cannot be stored for a long time and are extremely toxic while working with them. I do not have a workshop - so I have never tried that myself.

Another friend tried to make a very light 3d-model and used Shapeways to print it (it's a mesh-like structure - super light and flexible) - expensive, but far beyond what my 3d-printer can make. The structure was a bit too thin and did break.

I have not found very light filaments for my 3d-printer and the models require at least 2mm wall thickness to be strong enough. Good fake fur or anthron fleece does also add a lot to the weight.

The makerspace I just joined has a printer that sculpts out of paper. It's not technically 3d printing, since it deducts material rather than adds it - but I think it's gonna be a great solution. Paper is super cheap, and the end product both looks good and is very light-weight.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on December 05, 2015, 03:01:30 am
The makerspace I just joined has a printer that sculpts out of paper. It's not technically 3d printing, since it deducts material rather than adds it - but I think it's gonna be a great solution. Paper is super cheap, and the end product both looks good and is very light-weight.
Most layered paper 3D printers are very slow and do not produce water-/sweat-proof models. I know someone that uses paper-models for vacuum forming - that produces really lightweight shells.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on December 21, 2015, 12:34:03 pm
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/shapeways_canine_puppet_head_zpsr07hj7ih.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/shapeways_canine_puppet_head_zpsr07hj7ih.jpg)

I made this new model specifically for Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3d-printers. The shape is similar to the head-base of my skunk puppet. The lower jaw was made specifically for this head.

I uploaded the models to Shapeways - my percentage is 0 (I can't make it any cheaper).
Head: http://shpws.me/Lb3t (http://shpws.me/Lb3t)
Lower jaw: http://shpws.me/Lb3w (http://shpws.me/Lb3w)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on January 25, 2016, 01:38:08 pm
Here's a new model for a racoon head. I did not make a model for the back of the head, nose and ears.
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/fursuithead29_raccoon_model_zpstewxr2t9.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/fursuithead29_raccoon_model_zpstewxr2t9.jpg)
You can get the model at Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1293161 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1293161)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on January 31, 2016, 08:12:34 am
I changed the racoon head-base a bit and uploaded the second version to http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1293161 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1293161)
The new model has smaller eyebrows and a relocated jaw hinge. Holes were added to make it easier to attach the fur by glueing or sewing.
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/puppethead29_2_raccoon_small_zpskm4igbkk.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/puppethead29_2_raccoon_small_zpskm4igbkk.jpg)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on February 13, 2016, 02:41:22 am
I made a second version of the bear head-base - an ice bear:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-model_icebear_head_zpsd23w5ksx.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-model_icebear_head_zpsd23w5ksx.jpg)
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1340399 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1340399)

Someone requested a cute round head with big eyeholes and a shorter snout:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/fursuithead30_animee_chibi_style_zpscnucxbbq.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/fursuithead30_animee_chibi_style_zpscnucxbbq.jpg)
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1331920 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1331920)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on February 14, 2016, 03:42:52 pm
A new bird puppet head:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/puppethead31_bird_zpsj1kg8xbi.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/puppethead31_bird_zpsj1kg8xbi.jpg)

(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dpinted_bird_puppet_head4_zpsxljh2ivc.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3dpinted_bird_puppet_head4_zpsxljh2ivc.jpg)

Surfaces for the hands of the puppeteer were added in this model. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1342335 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1342335)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on February 21, 2016, 10:15:41 am
I made a head-base for a pig:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/puppethead32_pig_8_zpsjxjcxmqa.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/puppethead32_pig_8_zpsjxjcxmqa.jpg)

(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/puppethead32_pig_3dprint_zpsttuu6d93.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/puppethead32_pig_3dprint_zpsttuu6d93.jpg)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on February 21, 2016, 12:36:57 pm
My new horse head-base:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-model_equine3_zpsyhrmn9ih.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-model_equine3_zpsyhrmn9ih.jpg)

(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet_head-base_equine_eyes_zpsj1ncrbef.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/3d-printed_puppet_head-base_equine_eyes_zpsj1ncrbef.jpg)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on February 27, 2016, 03:14:12 pm
A cat puppet head-base:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/cat_puppet_nose_eyes_zpsmodyeb2l.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/cat_puppet_nose_eyes_zpsmodyeb2l.jpg)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on February 28, 2016, 02:44:17 pm
I uploaded the pig puppet head-base at Thingiverse http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1377665 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1377665)
The model is sized for large hands.
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/pig_puppet_teeth4._zpso50phqh8.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/pig_puppet_teeth4._zpso50phqh8.jpg)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Chris Arveson on February 28, 2016, 08:03:13 pm
Your work is very impressive, but they are just realistic enough to creep me out a bit.

Good work!


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on March 19, 2016, 03:56:18 am
Somebody requested a Flamingo puppet head with the eyes not at the sides of the head
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/puppet_flamingohead2_zpsafhlujjv.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/puppet_flamingohead2_zpsafhlujjv.jpg)
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1409145 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1409145)

I also released the 3d-model for my new cat puppet-head
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/cat_puppet_nose_eyes_teeth_zpshnkx0hlh.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/cat_puppet_nose_eyes_teeth_zpshnkx0hlh.jpg)
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1426512 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1426512)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on April 11, 2016, 03:40:37 pm
The cat with fur (about 80% finished):
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/cat_puppet_head_body_zps92yt1enh.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/cat_puppet_head_body_zps92yt1enh.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/cat_puppet_head_side_zpsjntr8hgy.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/cat_puppet_head_side_zpsjntr8hgy.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/cat_puppet_head_front_zpsqbjgr3nq.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/cat_puppet_head_front_zpsqbjgr3nq.jpg)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on April 13, 2016, 01:05:11 pm
A new 3d-model for a fox head ... yes, I like Zootopia
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/nick_fursuit_head_model_zps93rj2bie.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/nick_fursuit_head_model_zps93rj2bie.jpg)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on April 17, 2016, 10:47:37 am
The finished cat puppet:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/cat_puppet_red_dress_garden_zpsa4tjbeoe.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/cat_puppet_red_dress_garden_zpsa4tjbeoe.jpg)
She's 110cm tall.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on April 18, 2016, 05:53:32 am
Looks great!


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on May 01, 2016, 12:24:40 pm
Here's the completed pig puppet (she's a red river hog).
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/my_truffles_zpsee7blyzp.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/my_truffles_zpsee7blyzp.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/pinselohrschwein_puppet_zpsstnk1hsd.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/pinselohrschwein_puppet_zpsstnk1hsd.jpg)
... a just day old and already stealing my truffle pralines.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on May 02, 2016, 06:03:54 am
She is very cool!


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on May 02, 2016, 01:56:37 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfZwIq25T9k (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfZwIq25T9k)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: pagestep007 on May 02, 2016, 08:39:34 pm
love the whispy ears!


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Steve on May 02, 2016, 11:18:46 pm
Fantastic, love the video.. nice work!


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on May 03, 2016, 06:14:00 am
I like that there are passersby in the background that stop and check her out!  She moves really well.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on June 20, 2016, 12:43:09 pm
The first test video with this puppet. The lower jaw was a little too stiff to close properly (the problem is the fur - I sewed it a little too tight - I'll change that soon). The eyes were not completely painted.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqP_VxXxnNQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqP_VxXxnNQ)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Snail on July 02, 2016, 06:20:39 pm
Hey my son just purchased 2 3D printers.  He promised to let me try them out soon, I told him about your fabulous creations. I love your work. Thank you so much for sharing.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: pagestep007 on July 02, 2016, 07:14:55 pm
Looking  very good! I have not seen any 3D printers down this way yet. I wonder how long it will take for them to get here.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on July 03, 2016, 07:11:31 am
Looking  very good! I have not seen any 3D printers down this way yet. I wonder how long it will take for them to get here.

Over 60 people in Colombia already registered a 3d-printer at https://www.3dhubs.com/ (https://www.3dhubs.com/) (a website where you can find a local 3D printer) and there are several Hackerspaces https://wiki.hackerspaces.org/Colombia (https://wiki.hackerspaces.org/Colombia) in the country.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on August 10, 2016, 03:13:07 pm
Finished my secretary bird puppet today
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB6d2PbELH8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB6d2PbELH8)

(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/bird_puppet_eyelid_test_zpsjejomaxd.png) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/bird_puppet_eyelid_test_zpsjejomaxd.png)

The head and eyelid-mechanism were 3d-printed with PLA. The body is made of foam and hollow inside.
I used a plastic sheet to build the feathers. The eyelids are controlled with Bowden cables. The three feathers at the back of the head are movable too.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on August 11, 2016, 06:23:46 am
Very cool!


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: pagestep007 on August 11, 2016, 08:46:55 am
wow EXCELLENT eye mech!   and 'Over 60 people in Colombia already registered a 3d-printer at https://www.3dhubs.com/ (https://www.3dhubs.com/) '  . That's an interesting piece of data. I suppose it is all bound to get here, but personally I have not yet seen one. I have two friends that have lazer cutters, but I haven't personally seen a 3D printer yet. I know we have micro robotics here, as I know someone who has an uncle or  some family connection to a company....


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: davidnagel on November 27, 2016, 10:42:30 am
Wow! Looks nice!


Title: Re:
Post by: DrPuppet on December 09, 2016, 08:52:51 am
He's great!

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Title: Re:
Post by: DrPuppet on December 09, 2016, 08:54:07 am
I love what you're doing with the technology I may have missed it in an earlier post but what 3D printer are you using? Also what 3D program are you using to create them? Do you print them yourselves or are you sending them to an online printer like shapeways or one of those?

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Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on December 12, 2016, 10:10:29 am
I love what you're doing with the technology I may have missed it in an earlier post but what 3D printer are you using? Also what 3D program are you using to create them? Do you print them yourselves or are you sending them to an online printer like shapeways or one of those?

I make the 3d-models with Lightwave Modeler, prepare them for printing with Autodesk Meskmixer and/or NetFabb, print them with my Flashforge Creator Dual 3d-printer.
You can find my tutorials at: http://puppet.tioh.de/ (http://puppet.tioh.de/)


Title: Re:
Post by: DrPuppet on December 16, 2016, 06:23:19 am
Very nice! I use 3D studio max 2017 and an Affinia H800 printer.

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Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on January 16, 2017, 02:06:42 pm
A Dragon head base:
(http://puppetsandstuff.com/2008gallery/?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=34543) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php?action=gallery&g2_itemId=34543) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/2008gallery/?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=34546) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php?action=gallery&g2_itemId=34546)
https://youtu.be/6Nns3et9zwo (https://youtu.be/6Nns3et9zwo)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: pagestep007 on January 16, 2017, 04:59:41 pm
Looks cool. What do you think you might skin him with?


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Dr Popet on January 17, 2017, 06:30:18 am
I really like 3d printers but for puppets, but in my country the cost of printing something is way to high, I'll wait some time in the future to make some tests or.....  buy one printer, LOL

I like all your prints and the way you finish them. Are they comfortable to play with?

I really love the black cat!!!


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on January 17, 2017, 08:36:12 am
...What do you think you might skin him with?

Maybe something like this: https://spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/product/10578 (https://spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/product/10578)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on January 17, 2017, 08:45:38 am
...
I like all your prints and the way you finish them. Are they comfortable to play with?
...
Now they are - some of the puppets were changed several times to make them more comfortable for the puppeteer. They are heavier when pure foam puppets - not much, but you will notice after a 10 minutes scene. 


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Dr Popet on January 17, 2017, 01:10:16 pm
GREAT !!! Thanks for answering


Title: Re:
Post by: DrPuppet on January 23, 2017, 04:00:08 am
Awesome

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Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on March 18, 2017, 05:45:17 am
I printed the fox head bigger and made it into a costume:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/Nick_carnevalparade_ringen_2017_zpsartozzip.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/Nick_carnevalparade_ringen_2017_zpsartozzip.jpg)

A new puppet head:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/puppethead1_pps2017_concept06_head_side_zpswe0vvd79.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/puppethead1_pps2017_concept06_head_side_zpswe0vvd79.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/puppethead1_pps2017_concept06_head_front_zpsdfeinh6e.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/puppethead1_pps2017_concept06_head_front_zpsdfeinh6e.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/puppethead1_pps2017_concept06_head_top_zpsasiloi2b.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/puppethead1_pps2017_concept06_head_top_zpsasiloi2b.jpg)

(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/puppethead1_pps2017_concept06_printed_head_front_zps4pwl16ng.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/puppethead1_pps2017_concept06_printed_head_front_zps4pwl16ng.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/puppethead1_pps2017_concept06_printed_head_zps7obydw71.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/puppethead1_pps2017_concept06_printed_head_zps7obydw71.jpg)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on April 25, 2017, 12:19:25 pm
The new puppet head - with 3d-printed eyelids, LED eyes, hand-molded teeth. 4 Bowden cables are used to control the tilt of the head, the lower jaw and the eyelids. This was the fist test of the animatronics.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMJL_fuG0Ao (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMJL_fuG0Ao)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on May 02, 2017, 11:01:38 am
Uploaded the 3d-model for the dragon puppet-head to Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2288187 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2288187)

(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/dragon_puppethead38_render_zpslrefomgg.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/dragon_puppethead38_render_zpslrefomgg.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/puppethead_v38_dragon_zpszrukvm3l.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/puppethead_v38_dragon_zpszrukvm3l.jpg)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on May 23, 2017, 02:00:26 pm
I made a 3d-printed head-base for a marten puppet. It's modelled to look like an older puppet with a hand-build head-base (made with plastic mesh and foam).
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/marten_puppet_head_3dmodel_zpsei4xvlie.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/marten_puppet_head_3dmodel_zpsei4xvlie.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/marten_puppet_head_3dprint_compare_Monica_zpsbuklg4ww.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/marten_puppet_head_3dprint_compare_Monica_zpsbuklg4ww.jpg)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on June 12, 2017, 02:45:03 pm
New 3d-model
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/fursuithead44_nose_ears_eyes_zpsbiwhdftb.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/fursuithead44_nose_ears_eyes_zpsbiwhdftb.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/fursuithead44_front_nose_zpslu4ujcn9.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/fursuithead44_front_nose_zpslu4ujcn9.jpg)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on July 30, 2017, 04:27:43 am
Hand-controls for a large animatronic puppet:
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/lever_with_base.jpg) (http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/grip_shrincwrap.jpg)

(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/bowden_controls_animatronic.jpg)
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2452175 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2452175)

These models are built like a simple bicycle brake lever - with a longer pulling distance. I use them to control ears, eyelids and the mouth.


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on September 05, 2017, 01:50:35 pm
(http://www.markus-g-nowak.de/blogpic/Ortha_Mesh.jpg)
I released the 3d-model for Orthas head-base: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2518864 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2518864)

How Ortha was made (blog-post with many pictures ): https://tioh.livejournal.com/131664.html (https://tioh.livejournal.com/131664.html)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on September 30, 2017, 07:39:07 am
(http://puppetsandstuff.com/2008gallery/?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=35162) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php?action=gallery&g2_itemId=35162)

(http://puppetsandstuff.com/2008gallery/?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=35159) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php?action=gallery&g2_itemId=35159)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on September 30, 2017, 11:36:55 am
Thanks Tioh for taking the time to share these with everyone.  Getting quite a collection!


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on September 30, 2017, 04:41:37 pm
(http://puppetsandstuff.com/2008gallery/?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=35159) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php?action=gallery&g2_itemId=35159)
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2561359 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2561359)


Title: Re: 3D-printed puppet parts
Post by: Tioh on October 09, 2017, 01:27:31 pm
Rat
(http://puppetsandstuff.com/2008gallery/?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=35193) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php?action=gallery&g2_itemId=35193)

Otter
(http://puppetsandstuff.com/2008gallery/?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=35195) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php?action=gallery&g2_itemId=35195)