From an old character design from a few years ago I did this quick sculpt of this space captain character. She is from an old project that never got off the ground and I wanted to breath some new life into the design.
Another friendly little gift animal who has a little present for you. This little guy is part of The Gift Animals collection and has been made by Shapeways with the magic of full colour 3d printing. Check him out over at my Shop:
This little chicken is part of The Gift Animals Collection. Accompanying him is a Black Cat, a White Cat and a Panda all with their own gifts. I hope to add more generous little animals to the collection in future.
This chicken and his friends make great little gifts for the that someone in your life that you want to show your generosity towards.
You can get your own little chicken custom made for you over at Shapeways with the magic of 3d printing. Check it out here:
Your own Gift Chicken
Another print has come back from www.shapeways.com and it looks great. This one stands about 10cm in height (see the scale reference photo with keys below) and is printed in the 'Black strong and flexible' material, which is a dyed nylon plastic and is very strong. The print came out great and has retained a high level of detail. I used the 'print it anyway' feature on shapeways which allows you to test out first time prints to see if they will print regardless of errors with the mesh. This model has some errors in the preliminary checks to do with the small detail on the female character's hair but I went ahead and printed it anyway since this is the first prototype.
The design is from an old drawing I did for a boss character in a video game. The whole idea was that the Queen, the female character in the throne, was the brains and the Mule, the big guy, was the brawn. You would have to defeat the queen first while avoiding the powerful attacks of the mule and then you could take down the Mule more easily without the queen issuing commands. The design never made it into a game but I enjoyed sculpting it and bringing the design into the real world with the magic of 3d printing.
Below is the original 3d design. I had to remove the chains from the print model because they are too delicate to print.
Another week and another Panda Armour design. This week it's an explosives expert called Boom. His armour is designed to launch all kinds of explosive projectiles, even his shoulder armour.
The Panda Medic below was the first print in the series. The print came out dusty with white powder still visible on the print but this was more than a year ago and Shapeways have made great improvements in their colored material finishing.
It still amazes me how 3d printing works. Not to mention 3d printing with colour. Even though I've had many of my little sculpted characters printed in the past it just doesn't seem to get old. The latest little edition to my collection is this Armoured Panda Tank. It stands about 50mm high and looks great with the colors from the multi-color material.
Take a look at it over at Shapeways: http://shpws.me/HUIO
Here is what the 3d model looks like that I send off to Shapeways:
This is an old model that I wanted to do a texture pass on for a long time. I wanted to skip the time consuming process of setting up UVs and redoing topology to get it ready for rendering so I tried a new workflow. The new workflow allows me to export the model to Octane and then just do a quick projection map in there. I rendered out a few different versions and the rest of the image was Photoshop painting and the final image below is the end result.
This little fellow is part of a set of two characters who were designed many years ago. I previously posted an image of the two together and wanted to spend a bit more time on just this character called the mule. So here he is with a new texture pass and new rendering.
Link to original post: http://www.willdutoit.com/blog/duet-demon-hydra-on-a-bike
This is an old character that started a series of suited Panda designs, see the previous Recon post in the link below. The suit is designed for a medical specialist that needs to remain unharmed while attending sick or injured soldiers and what better than a giant mechanical Panda to come and rescue you from a war zone.
I had this idea for a drag racer that had the look of a charging bull, with horns down and ready to charge at full speed. This was the result.
Continuing on from the previous posts about this character, I've finalized a character sheet for him.
I missed out on doing a retrospective last year so with my recent look back at 2014 I thought it was a good idea to take another look at all the artwork from 2013. So here it is for your viewing pleasure:
Another year has flown by. Looking back here are all the artworks that I have created over the last 12 months.
I'm working on a new character design at the moment and will be posting different sections as I complete them over the next few weeks. Here is the first part, the armored arm.
Here is another bit of artwork inspired by the book Starship Troopers. The book describes the suit as a metal gorilla so I did my own version of what I thought it would look like. He's not quite walking around on his knuckles but I figure he could take a beating and keep swingin'.
A few months ago I posted a render of a concept truck I had designed and built. I recently received the real world model of that design and here it is:
And here is the 3d concept model I posted previously:
Here is the final chess piece of the PCMC chess set I've been designing. This little guy is the most enigmatic of the group. The little marmot.
I created a superhero version of myself a while back and finally got the 3d print back from the manufacturer. It looks great with most of the detail retained by the high detail resin material. Check it out in the images below:
And here is the original model rendered:
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