A huge family with lots of different characters, different personalities, a bunch of new friends to cherish.
Try to find your soulmate among them. The family is continuously expanding.
Personalize them with colors to reflect your mood or outfit.
To make all combinations possible, each Pande-Zote family member is sold separately (1 earring).
You can choose to wear twins, brothers, grandpa and grandchild...the limit is yours!
Meet the Pande-Zotes
Oskar loves to make bad jokes during family dinners. He is too lazy to walk that's why he is always rolling around. He loves red apples and sour cream. But watch out: he will poke your cheek as soon as you get distracted.
Mia is the older sister of Oskar and VIktor. She is very easily impressed by things, her mouth falls open all the time. She is a bit shy, but very kind. She loves to eat vanilla ice-cream, so be careful: she will do everything, even jump from your ear, if she sees one.
Viktor is the twin brother of Oskar. He is always in a cloud and loves to sing. He rolls to avoid aunt Lucinda that tries to kiss him all the time so he will probably hide behind your ear. But listen carefully, he will be there singing only for you.
Lucinda is Mia's, Oskar's and Victor's aunt. She was playing for a long time in a jazz band the saxo so she has this huge cheeks that are very useful to inflate balloons in the family parties. She is always rolling behind her nieces to kiss them, with her big red lips. She has millions of histories to tell you, she will be there chatting to your ear.
Pepe always tries to be different. This is why he likes to hang from your neck. He spents a lot of time traveling in Spain eating ham and learning how to dance some salsa. He will be there, always swinging from your neck while telling a lot of jokes, really bad ones sometimes.
Lionel is the artistic son of Lucinda. He travels with a circus all around the world and performs in a show were he dangerously rolls between cactuses. Mia admires him a lot. Her mouth falls open, even more than normal, each time he comes home for a visit. He will try to impress you with all his experiences gathered around the world.
Zora is the little daughter of Lucinda. She likes to spend lots of time with her cousin Mia, most of it rolling on the floor to get her hair straight. She is always laughing, sometimes without a reason, but this cheerful character makes Lionel, her older brother, adore her.
Edward is the grandfather of the family. He is very proud of all his little round grandchildren. He is very emotional and loves to tell stories on family reunions. When he was younger, he was an actor, and he still likes to perform for his big family. To be round or not to be, that will be his question in your ear.
Laura is the wife of Edward. She does not like to be called grandmother as she is very conceited and she always lies about her age. When she was young she was a famous opera singer, which is still her passion. Just choose an aria you like and she will sing it for you in your ear.
Poeftie is the mascot of Mia, Oskar and Viktor. He is always rolling around looking for a small piece of candy that can fall to the floor. He often sniffs around to try to find something to eat, as he is very sweet-toothed. So watch out, he will bite you if he thinks you are sweet.
This is a spherical function 'designed' using Functy (3D graph rendering) and intended to test out full colour sandstone. The object can be described entirely using the following functions.
Radius = (0.01*((1+cos(12*(a+(p*2)))*sin(p))+(1+cos(3*a+p))))
(R, G, B) = ((1+cos(p*2))/2, 0.3, cos(12*(a+(p*2)))>0.9)
The result is surprisingly effective, and although the blades get very thin at the edges, the printer has dealt with them wonderfully. It feels brittle, but not dangerously so. The colours are also much more vivid than I was expecting. Great!
Alas, it has no practical value that I can think of. Pushing mathematical functions into reality feels like an end in itself.
One cool pixel-art trick (that I don't use here) is to make the model twice (or more) as thick by adding more blocks. Colored sandstone material models have to be 2 mm thick or Shapeways won't print them. This model here, is printed at 1 mm per block, and the creator just doubled up the blocks to get to 2 mm. On the backside he made the panda's eyes a different color.
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