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Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #92078] Tue, 17 June 2014 02:01 UTC Go to next message
avatar Brian_Richardson  is currently offline Brian_Richardson
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I've decided it would be better to post all my newest creations in one thread instead of making a new one for each model, so this is where they're going.

First up is a Jackalope, that came last week. This one's already been shipped off to its new owner.
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Available here: https://www.shapeways.com/model/1872344/jackalope-skeleton.h tml

[Updated on: Tue, 17 June 2014 02:04 UTC]

Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #92131 is a reply to message #92078 ] Tue, 17 June 2014 16:48 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Wow! This is awesome!
And very convincing... how do we know it didn't exist?
Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #92200 is a reply to message #92131 ] Wed, 18 June 2014 15:39 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sleipnir, Eight legged horse of Odin, The Norse King of the Gods. This one shipped in only 5 days. Good job Shapeways.
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Available here: https://www.shapeways.com/model/2011089/sleipnir-skeleton.ht ml

Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #92428 is a reply to message #92200 ] Fri, 20 June 2014 16:59 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Cerberus Skeleton.
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Available here: https://www.shapeways.com/model/2037123/cerberus-skeleton.ht ml

Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #92551 is a reply to message #92428 ] Mon, 23 June 2014 03:34 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Three thousand years from now, there are going to be some very confused paleontologists thanks to you...

Those look great, though!
Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #92562 is a reply to message #92078 ] Mon, 23 June 2014 09:29 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Oh my, the Cerberus Skeleton is amazing! I love it!
Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #93497 is a reply to message #92562 ] Sun, 06 July 2014 14:18 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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A faun skeleton that arrived earlier in the week.

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Available here: https://www.shapeways.com/model/2056679/faun-skeleton.html

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Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #93793 is a reply to message #93497 ] Sat, 12 July 2014 01:45 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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A Vampire skeleton. This one is for a customer.
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Available here: https://www.shapeways.com/model/2161204/vampire-skeleton.htm l

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Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #93997 is a reply to message #92428 ] Tue, 15 July 2014 13:48 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #95133 is a reply to message #93997 ] Fri, 01 August 2014 18:28 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The Wyvern. Got this one yesterday.
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Available here: https://www.shapeways.com/model/2209221/wyvern-skeleton.html

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Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #95154 is a reply to message #95133 ] Sat, 02 August 2014 16:30 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Another Wyvern. This one comes without a stand. Any tree branch or something of 6mm diameter will work as a perch.
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Available here: https://www.shapeways.com/model/2214876/horned-wyvern-skelet on-perched.html

Also available with 3d printed stand: https://www.shapeways.com/model/2230116/horned-wyvern-skelet on-with-perch.html

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Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #95187 is a reply to message #95154 ] Sun, 03 August 2014 16:18 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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This is a great collection.
I love the combination of mythical - slightly creepy - somewhat endearing all combined with fantastic execution (so delicate!).
Can't wait to see your future additions!
Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #95188 is a reply to message #95187 ] Sun, 03 August 2014 17:17 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The Jersey Devil, arrived on Friday, with its stubby little T-Rex arms intact. The jaw is somehow hinged, even though I didn't intentionally add a hinge. Which is neat. And thanks all for the compliments!
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Available here: https://www.shapeways.com/model/2270585/jersey-devil-skeleto n.html

Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #95259 is a reply to message #92078 ] Mon, 04 August 2014 17:26 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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They make me want to get a pile of clay and slap it on the skeletons! Great work.


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Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #95527 is a reply to message #92078 ] Thu, 07 August 2014 08:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sweeeeet. I wanna try this one!
Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #95764 is a reply to message #95527 ] Sat, 09 August 2014 23:51 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The Imp Skeleton. This one's perfectly balanced. Very compact yet detailed print.
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Available here: https://www.shapeways.com/model/2310778/imp-skeleton.html

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Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #95945 is a reply to message #95764 ] Tue, 12 August 2014 19:49 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Bryan, we gawk at these every time they come out of the factory.

Can you share a little bit about how you design them?

What software you use, what's your creative process like?

The number of shells you use is pretty high and the results are always phenomenal, but it must be a challenge to model each one and get them all the pieces to work together.

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Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #95950 is a reply to message #95945 ] Tue, 12 August 2014 20:26 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'd be happy to explain.

I use Z-Brush almost exclusively, with an occasional overall size measurement in netfabb. Basically I pick a cool sounding creature/cryptid from Wikipedia or any of the numerous sources on the internet (or books), read about its physical description, look up images of it, and decide what real animal it's most like. In many cases, it's a combination of real animals, or humans. I then do a Google search for the different bones of the animal they're most like, (I've been doing this less as I learn what everything looks like and build up a library of pre-sculpted bones).

Then I put on some music (If I remember to - So many times I put in my earbuds, and get so focused on what I'm sculpting that I forget to turn the music on) and I sculpt. I start from a sphere for any new parts, and treat it like I would normal clay. Any parts I've already made, I import and adjust to fit the skeleton. The more I sculpt, the more reusable pieces I end up with, and the less I need to do from scratch on new pieces. I basically ignore poly/shell count until the end, since it's not really important when printing. Unlike a lot of people on here, I never focused on modeling with low poly counts, since I've been modeling for print since I started.

When I'm done modeling, I use the Decimation Master in Z-Brush to get the models under 1mil polys (I aim for 400k to 700k, to keep upload times down), then use the Print Exporter to get it as a correctly sized .obj. I upload it, see any problem areas in the wall thickness checker (So much better than netfabb), tweak it and upload it again until no problems are shown. Usually takes 1-3 re-uploads, sometimes none, as I can sort of tell if a part is too thin at this point.

And that pretty sums it up.

Also, It's Brian with an "i".
Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #95955 is a reply to message #95950 ] Tue, 12 August 2014 21:26 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hey Brian, (whoops, sorry I have a friend that spells it with a Y and I'm used to it)

That's awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

I use Zbrush for the most part too.

Do you get involved with some of insert brush tools or is it mostly just duplicating subtools?

Your process for scaling and checking with the thin wall checker sounds really good. That's the only hard part about Zbrush, it doesn't have scale anywhere when you design, so you either have to have it at the right scale when you start or play with the 3D print exporter to get it right.

Cheers!

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Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #95958 is a reply to message #95955 ] Tue, 12 August 2014 22:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I mostly just duplicate subtools. On the Asian dragon, I did modify an insert brush to make the spine. Much faster than posing each vertebrae by hand. Same on the wyverns' tails.
Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #96123 is a reply to message #95958 ] Wed, 13 August 2014 20:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Whoa awesome!


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Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #96281 is a reply to message #96123 ] Sat, 16 August 2014 03:07 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The Asian dragon. This one comes in two parts so it prints faster. I'll be splitting bigger models in half like this in the future. It worked out good.

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Available here: https://www.shapeways.com/model/2307294/chinese-dragon-skele ton.html

Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #96357 is a reply to message #96281 ] Sun, 17 August 2014 21:44 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You do some superb work!


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Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #96364 is a reply to message #96357 ] Mon, 18 August 2014 01:30 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That chines dragon really shines!


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Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #97889 is a reply to message #92078 ] Fri, 05 September 2014 03:41 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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"Black Shuck" I love the velvety texture of the Black dyed Plastic. Almost looks like it actively sucks light out of the room it's so dark. Had to lighten the pictures quite a bit so you can see it.

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Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #97927 is a reply to message #92078 ] Fri, 05 September 2014 13:52 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well those are the blackest blacks I have yet seen in FCP. All mine and others I've see were at best a light charcoal. Perhaps because there is no colour?

So, now it would seem consistency is another problem with this material...


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Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #97930 is a reply to message #97927 ] Fri, 05 September 2014 13:58 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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No, wait, that's just BSF...
Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #97959 is a reply to message #97930 ] Fri, 05 September 2014 18:07 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes, It is Black Strong and Flexible, not full color.
Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #97971 is a reply to message #92078 ] Fri, 05 September 2014 21:37 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Aha, sorry about that. Wondered why you ordered FCP when the only colour was black!


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Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #98431 is a reply to message #92078 ] Thu, 11 September 2014 16:22 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Had quite a few requests for a Minotaur, so here it is.

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Available here: https://www.shapeways.com/model/2587982/minotaur-skeleton.ht ml

Re: Mythic Articulations: Mythical Creature and Cryptid Skeletons [message #98792 is a reply to message #98431 ] Wed, 17 September 2014 20:48 UTC Go to previous message
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A very ferocious Werewolf skeleton arrived a few days ago.
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Available here: https://www.shapeways.com/model/2045922/werewolf-skeleton.ht ml


 
   
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