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3D-printed puppet parts  (Read 179171 times)
Tioh
« Reply #135 on: March 04, 2015, 11:11:55 am »

Test-video of the animatronic tail:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeax-mc9TsY
TygerMin
« Reply #136 on: March 04, 2015, 11:40:46 am »

I see angry cat in those motions.  Looks great!
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« Reply #137 on: March 04, 2015, 07:37:30 pm »

That is very cool movement! Great job!
Shawn Sorrell
« Reply #138 on: March 05, 2015, 07:34:10 am »

Wow great movement on that mech! Very smooth and fluid.
Tioh
« Reply #139 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:

The holes in the front are for needles.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:713095
« Last Edit: July 07, 2017, 09:41:18 am by Tioh »
Shawn Sorrell
« Reply #140 on: March 07, 2015, 07:17:29 am »

Nice clamp!  Love the addition of holes for needles!
Tioh
« Reply #141 on: March 08, 2015, 02:00:15 pm »

A model for the pads of a foxes hind paws:

Should be printed in a flexible rubber-like material.
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:714938
« Last Edit: July 07, 2017, 09:41:54 am by Tioh »
Tioh
« Reply #142 on: March 14, 2015, 05:45:35 pm »

Hoofs for a horse-puppet:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:724147
« Last Edit: July 07, 2017, 09:42:21 am by Tioh »
Tioh
« Reply #143 on: March 15, 2015, 11:59:21 am »

Horseshoe for the hoof:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:724997
« Last Edit: July 07, 2017, 09:43:10 am by Tioh »
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« Reply #144 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...?
Shawn Sorrell
« Reply #145 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.
Tioh
« Reply #146 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.
Chris Arveson
« Reply #147 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.
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« Reply #148 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. Smiley
kirstycrrr
« Reply #149 on: March 17, 2015, 06:58:28 am »

This might have been asked before Tioh, but what Cad modelling package do you use?
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