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Life sized Text Speech Bubble! - Super Simple. [message #70493] Tue, 25 June 2013 17:58 UTC Go to next message
avatar Saks  is currently offline Saks
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WHAT IS IT?
I would like to do a series of photographs called 'Texts in the wild'.
I'd like these to look exactly like the text bubbles on the iphone. I'd like them in 3 colors: green, blue & white.
They would vary in size from single line to a few lines.

EXAMPLES
http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/124/2/b/iphone_sms_ty pe_tipo_bubbles_by_dpcomunicacion-d3fjraf.png
http://cdn.gottabemobile.com/wp-content/uploads/iMessage-iOS -5-iPhone-4S1-625x511.jpg

Also see a rough photoshop comp I did to give you an idea of how it would eventually look.

SIZE
I'd like them to be big, about a foot long. Kind of like a balloon.

MATERIAL
Glossy. Maybe even glass?
I imagine I'll photoshop the text on them later...unless that's something that can be done on the model.


I have no idea how to use 3d modelling software (except for basic sketchup). I don't have much money, then again, this is a super simple project.

I can be reached at saksafridi@gmail.com

Thanks
Saks

[Updated on: Tue, 25 June 2013 18:59 UTC]

Re: Life sized Text Speech Bubble! - Super Simple. [message #70502 is a reply to message #70493 ] Tue, 25 June 2013 20:57 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Haha like this??

You may want to think about scale as 3d printing can get pricey. Also check out the available materials http://www.shapeways.com/materials

-Nick

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Re: Life sized Text Speech Bubble! - Super Simple. [message #70504 is a reply to message #70502 ] Tue, 25 June 2013 21:18 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Oh nice! Yes, very much like that. Except can it be transparent?
And out of curiosity, how expensive are we talking about?
Re: Life sized Text Speech Bubble! - Super Simple. [message #70529 is a reply to message #70504 ] Wed, 26 June 2013 12:37 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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If you have an idea on size I can upload it to the site and it will tell us, of course I'll hollow out the model to make it cheaper.
As far as transparency goes it depends on what material you choose.

-Nick
Re: Life sized Text Speech Bubble! - Super Simple. [message #70535 is a reply to message #70529 ] Wed, 26 June 2013 13:24 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What's the largest I can go? Would 2 feet long and 8 inches in diameter for the sulk see shape be too big?
Re: Life sized Text Speech Bubble! - Super Simple. [message #70545 is a reply to message #70535 ] Wed, 26 June 2013 17:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well if you wanted it to be translucent you would have to go with the frosted detail plastic and max bounding is 298x185x203mm, which would be just shy of a foot.

If you went with the strong flexible, which is the cheapest by unit volume,max bounding is 650x350x550mm which would give you just over 2 feet to work with.

The other thing you could consider is making smaller models and using a telephoto with good depth of field to make em look bigger, this would also help save on costs Smile

-Nick
Re: Life sized Text Speech Bubble! - Super Simple. [message #70584 is a reply to message #70545 ] Thu, 27 June 2013 13:50 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You can see the model here http://shpws.me/ojrR

the whole thing is still small apx 6"x7" box for all three but the price is $100 !
Re: Life sized Text Speech Bubble! - Super Simple. [message #70633 is a reply to message #70584 ] Fri, 28 June 2013 02:27 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Your model is set to private, so we can't see it.

But that's about the right price for something that large:
http://stonysmith.com/wired/VolumeEstimator.asp?L=177&W= 152&H=100&T=1


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Re: Life sized Text Speech Bubble! - Super Simple. [message #70654 is a reply to message #70633 ] Fri, 28 June 2013 13:58 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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oops, hate it when I do that, now it should be visible.
Re: Life sized Text Speech Bubble! - Super Simple. [message #70656 is a reply to message #70654 ] Fri, 28 June 2013 15:01 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Looking at the 3d view.. I can't see any drain holes.
Are you sure the model is hollow?
Often, without the drain holes, any internal geometry is removed, making it solid instead of hollow.

[Updated on: Fri, 28 June 2013 15:02 UTC]


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Re: Life sized Text Speech Bubble! - Super Simple. [message #70671 is a reply to message #70656 ] Fri, 28 June 2013 18:19 UTC Go to previous message
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there are some half millimeter holes in the back near the little swoosh.

 
   
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