alexandre grynagier


3D modeler, Designer, Artist
Hi! i'm an animation props/background/chars designer specialised in cg series.

Mr_props commented on ALTER EGO 1/12 scale doll kit by Mr_props
1 day ago
ALTER EGO 1/12 scale doll kit
Mr_props @eberkemeijer. Hi! Yes you can print it at home, you simply need to download the file. There will be some tinkering required as the sprue will probably need to be removed, among othe details. The file must be fairly easy to convert with most softwares i guess.
Mr_props @thriva. Hello. It seems some normals are inverted. It isn't usually an issue when using a service like shapeways. However, you may need to reverse those. The normals are lines vertical to the polygons, that define how light should bounce on the mesh when rendering. I remeber having trouble a long time ago with a software which tried to interprete the inside/outside of the model using the normals, however i don't thing any software is still doing anything like this. If you are printing this model using your own 3d printer anyway, it should be fixed by the printers' native software. If not, i'll give it a closer look. I'm not sure you'll need the sprue all all, in fact i'm not even sure a home 3d printer can handle it, so you'll have to remove it anyway, and reorganise the layout. I hope it helps...
Mr_props @RadishSoup. Hi. I used to buy mine on ebay, but due to the price i ended up sanding 1mm wire. Now i'm mostly using 0.5mm annealed steel wire when i can't use 1mm aluminium wire, as it is much easier to find. Another option would be to heat raw 0.7mm aluminium wire, close to 300° with a torch, but that's not something i can do inside my apartment. Jewelry shops sometimes sell annealed aluminium wire, usually anodized, but most of the time that's 1mm or more. What you could easily find however is the 0.5 annealed steel wire, 0.5 copper (not recommended though because of elasticity).
Mr_props @fb96347, Hi! I would love to, but i don't know when i have the time... my last attempt turned out to be a little too expensive due to the use of better materials.
Mr_props @cabrerarodrigo. Hi! The price is too high in my opinion for 1/6. However you can download the 3d mesh and try as it now under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence, which means you are allowed to print it for yourself.
Mr_props Ce(tte) œuvre est mise à disposition selon les termes de la Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International.
Mr_props @tpiersel. Hi! When you are logged in, just click on the box labeled 'download product' which is above this thread. Note you must be log in to see it. You may also use the 'search name option in your internet navigator to find it, but it should be easy to find, as it is supposed to be just above the 'what's in the box' text. I hope it works fine, i checked with another account and it seems to work.
Mr_props @tpiersel. Hello! It should be available for download now :)
Mr_props @Amsterdam16. Thank you :)
Mr_props @fbd190a. Please have a close looks at the instructions i posted, if you have any trouble, feel free to send a message, so we can try to figure out a solution.
Mr_props commented on Revenge of the Evil ersatz by Mr_props
March 19, 2017
Revenge of the Evil ersatz
Mr_props @LJawesome. It was made using maya. In fact blender may have been a suitable choice aswell.
Mr_props commented on 1/24 scale FEMALE doll kit by Mr_props
March 9, 2017
1/24 scale FEMALE doll kit
Mr_props @Parasol. Hi! The model can be painted, but you need to find a resilient paint like oil paints. It will wear arounf the joints and this is no surprise, it depends how you handle it. It is possble to string the whole thing using nylon. It makes the character more 'loose' but it works. I guess the paint doesn't get has much damaged as with metal wire, so that's probably a safe solution. The nylon wire i used was a product mad for jewelry to string beads together. The character could not hold standing poses but it was fine in other regards.
Mr_props commented on 1/12 scale ALTER EGO MkXX bjd model kit by Mr_props
February 20, 2017
1/12 scale ALTER EGO MkXX bjd model kit
Mr_props @Airsaber. Hi! WSF is quite strong, now if you are unsure about how strong it is (sometimes the laser is not blending the layers correctly), you can strenghen the smallest part after sanding using liquid cyanoacrylate glue (not the gel). It take a little while to harden, but at least it has time to get between the layers. When this is done, i don't think you should have any issue with the steel wire. But you have to make sure all the pieces are hollow and that there's no printing powder left inside before doing so. Some glues are sold with a brush, it is convenient only if the model has no posder left, and is completely dry. You can do this before sanding, and in fact it could make sanding a little easier. Good luck :)
Mr_props @Airsaber. Hi! FUD doesn't need much sanding, and 800 would be a better choce, probably finishing with polishing cream. But i guess you ordered the White strong and flexible which is a little tedious to sand, so i would use 400. But that's a fair choice since this material is very sturdy. You may find it interesting to use a car body primer (like styrene based) to fill the deepest holes before sanding. In this case please make sure you got rid of all the printing powder first, as it would be glued by the putty. You can get this product either as a spry, or something to mix with solvent to make it more liquid and dip the pieces inside. If you'd really have a semi glossy white plastic, of course, you can't use that at all, and sanding will be the only solution i'm afraid. That's why i prefer FUD: If the pieces stay about 24>48h inside white spirit, they become white (but still slightly transluscent). However, it is not possible to control how white they get, and it can either affect a thin layer of the surface or the inside aswell depending on factors i didn't fully understand yet. The wire you suggest to use is something i use myself, but i feel like the result has some kind of elasticity i don't like too much. I'm not mostly using annealed aluminium. It breaks relatively fast in comparison, but it is very mobile, and tends to keep the exact pose given. Now your choice would be more durable i you used 0.3/0.5mm steel wire, as it is more resilient than copper or aluminium. It is also affordable and way easier to find than annealed aluminium wire. I hope i answered your questions, please feel free if i didn't. Good luck, and thanks :)
Mr_props @Airsaber. I'm sorry, i'll have to check, i made different clips depending on what print and what does not so that they are optimised for each scale, but ususally i'm not using the same kind of vlips in FUD as the material breaks more easily.
Mr_props @Lrrh. This was the basic idea. In fact if you want to make a new face, the easiest would be to wet the head connector with its wires, and surround it with a piece of fresh greenstuff. Because of the water, it shouldn't stick to the connector itself. It is then possible, when this part has hardened, to sculpt a new face upon it. I usually use a retarder that helps the water to evaporate more slowly, so i'm sure the greenstuff won't stick at all. This kind of ptoduct can be found with acrylic paint supplies.
Mr_props @Oubli3tt3. Hello! In fact you have to make sure all the printing powder has been removed and extracted from the holes before you apply a primer, otherwise it will mix together and create a putty that you would need to drill. If you have a dremel tool, or anything to connect to a 2mm diameter drill bit, it should be ok. You can string this model using elastic strings, just as for the previous version, i simply tend to prefer metal wire as it hold the poses in a more convincing way. The holes for the arms may be a little small, but it should work nonetheless. Just make sure you remove any printing powder esidue before applying the primer and it should be ok. A toothpick is all you need for this part of the job, although a 7 cm long piano wire bit of 1mm diamter is what i prefer to use.
Mr_props commented on U-man by Mr_props
February 13, 2017
Mr_props @blkrnbw. Hello. Selling per peice is way more complicated than it seems as it increases confusion between the different scales. I will try in the future to make separate add on sets. Thank you for your comment :)
Mr_props @txoso. Hi! There's a stringed version (alpha ego series) i prototyped but it is not finished yet. It will be 1/20 scale, that's a strange scale i know but that's the smallest i manage without endangering the printing process. I hope i can start selling it by september. Thanks :)
Mr_props @syphon79. Hi! Oil or acrylics would be the best. It will look muchy better if you snad the surface as the materials' surface is rather porous.
Mr_props commented on 1/16 scale MALE ball jointed doll kit by Mr_props
September 5, 2016
1/16 scale MALE ball jointed doll kit
Mr_props @Graphix. Hello. You can use aluminium wire if you can find the right diameter. Annealed steel wire is much easier to find in 0.35 and 0.5mm diameter. However annealed aluminium wire can be sanded to the right size, but that's a lot more tedious. You can probably find 0.5 mmm aluminium wire and it should be ok with the legs, but the hole for the arms is much smaller.
Mr_props @TAAbbott. Hi! I don't thing it will give nice results. first off, it is very hard to find something thin enough, and second of, the tension may not be strong enough to hols the poses.
1/24 scale articulated figurine kit ATTOMAN
Mr_props @bethclaire. Thank you for your comment :)
Mr_props commented on 1:12 FUD ALTER EGO Male Bjd Doll Kit by Mr_props
August 24, 2016
1:12 FUD ALTER EGO Male Bjd Doll Kit
Mr_props You are welcome :)
Mr_props @Jasmiena. Hello! I think that's a tricky thing to do, and although i may imagine some solutions, i don't thing any of them is easy to process. I guess you would have to drill the orbits from the outside, then insert the eyeball, then resculpt the eyelids. I'm not sure that's easy, and i have no idea what you could use for the eyeballs since these would need to be rather small. Good luck if you try!
Mr_props @alicezinn143, That's way enough time for me to finish these new versions. The new versions will be slighly more simple, and printed with WSF, they will require some work for a better finish, but the material being more tough, it is also much easier. I'll try to keep you updated about these.
Mr_props @alicezinn143. hello! I am currently witing for prototypes so i could have both male and female bodies printed in white strong and flexible. Developping these is hard as the printing specs for WSF are more demanding, and result in stronger but also bulkier designs. I hope i can figure out a solution by the end of the month though. Thank you for the picture by the way, nice build!
No instructions yet, i hope the forum are soon fixed! - 1/16 FEMALE ball jointed doll kit
No instructions yet, i hope the forum are soon fixed! - 1/16 scale MALE ball jointed doll kit
Hi! Sorry, no instructions yet, due to forum trouble! - 1/12 scale ALTER EGO MkXX bjd model kit
Erstaz MKII action figure Angel Body
Mr_props @TowlesCK. Hello! Please make sure there's no printing powder trapped in the joints. this happens more often with the coloured material as it kind of glues the remaining printing powder. It should be easy to remove though. Now all the printing specifications of this mesh push the printing process to its limits, and depending on the orientation of the model during printing, the result will be different. Please don't hesitate if you have too much trouble with this model, so i can find a suitable solution.
Mr_props @cesarframesps. I never tried, but on this model, i guess it is possible. Don't use the polished material though, it would be useless i think. i'll try next month if i can order one of these. Paint should be ok, except if you'd like to have a very shiny result, as there would be a lot of sanding to do, and putty would be more than an option.
Mr_props @Mdphotos. Hi! The angel is the same model as the female model minus the breasts, while the male version has a wider torso. The difference is subtle...
Mr_props @CletusKasadyIII. Me too ! Unfortunately, the price will be so high i can't even pay for a single prototype... Each part has to be cast one by one, which raises the cost horribly. Sprues are not possible due to there sizes and wire printing limitations... I hope one day there will be a solution, because 300$ for this eems a little high... The other aspect is that if made with metal, the design needs a drastic change since the parts would not snap. It means screws are required, and joints adjustments aswell.
Mr_props @airshiphope. Sorry for the late answer. I'm still trying to have a bare feet model, but as i explained to another customer, i will need to switch to frosted ultra detail and have it stringed as the parts would be too small for white strong and flexible, and the joints would be either loose or too tight, and i would not be able to gain a control on that as each print is sligtly different. Thank you for your comment! Best,
Mr_props @Silvermender. Hi! Unfortunately for now i didn't design yet a character both with this kind of design, and a high level of articulations at a bigger scale. For now the alter ego FUD is the best i could manage but i'll probably try to make the same kind of design in the next mounths.
Mr_props @Oubli3tt3. Thank you for this valuable information. I couldn't find this myself, and given the fact these seemed quite hard to find, i gave up thinking that nobody would be able to put a hand on these. I'll order some of these soon to start iterating a new face design. Thanks again :)
Mr_props @Oubli3tt3. Hi! I would be quite interested to get samples of these eyes you are talking about as i made a research one year ago and the smallest ic ould find was 5mm, which is still to big. If i succeed to get some of these, i'll make an update. Thank you for your comments :)
Mr_props @airshiphope. Hi! I'm currently working on another version, quite different from this one. The specifications for Polyamide are quite tough to deal with and the surface's aspect is not my favorite. I'm working on a stringed version, with slightly different proportions, meant to be stringed and printed in FUD. It is closer to the alpha ego doll design. It will be more expensive than tis one, probably around 25$, and will require some stringing. However it is possible to make the parts a lot more thin in UV resin. The resin would break if trying to make parts that snap together, this is why it needs to be stringed if using a better material. On the other hand, it is possible to make parts so thin that theres' a good chance of success for bare feet. I just need to figure out if the shoes are still needed as an option or not. The reasons why this one has shoes are the minimum wall thickness allowed, the fact that ball joints do not work too well if the ball itself is smaller than 4mm in diameter, (due to printing precision and the fact this material is not isotropic), and to finish with, i simply wanted to have big feet so the character would stand on his own. Thank you for your helpfull comments!
Mr_props commented on Go Ego by Mr_props
May 1, 2016
Go Ego
Mr_props @Cykstro. Unfortunately not. Sorry i missed your post, i was very busy in the last months. The thing is, unpolished polyamide allows more daring strucutres to be printed, and this one reaches every bound!
Mr_props @benjamin_collins_1995. It should work, after all this is a modified ego model, and it was the purpose. Now i'm not talking about custom pieces, as i didn't check.
Ersatz MkII action figure Female Body
Mr_props @TotallyNotTheDevil. Hello! I'm sorry, but creating sprues is a real hell, and there were too many troubles adpting the model to 'polished' guidelines. The objects would be polished unevenly creating issues with the joints, and the sprue may break. However, you may get a smooth surface finish by using thick car body primer, but i have to admit it still requires some work, mostly sanding. Changing the size might be hard, as polyamide is quite sturdy, and you would have to cut neack limb in the middle to add a piece of plactic, glue with cyanoacrylate or epoxy, then sand/prime/sand. Feasable, but a tough work. Good luck :)
Mr_props @kingjulio. Hi! This one is quite small: 74mm tall, although each print might be slightly different (expect -/+ 1mm). I suggest you try the link in the product's description so you get a better idea of what this is. Have a nice day!
Mr_props commented on Ersatz MkII action figure Male Body by Mr_props
February 23, 2016
Ersatz MkII action figure Male Body
Mr_props @ebongear. Hi! I'm afraid the size you are talking about would be extremely expensive. I used to sell a 1/6 scale bjd before, and the price increases drasticaly with the volume since it is an exponent of 3 that we are talking about. As a result the price would pop up to about 250$ for a mesh without optimisation. Maybe 150$ after optimization. I'm not sure anyone would be interested for such a price...
Mr_props @angermuffin. Thank you for your comment. You are probably right about the knees, it is hard to make them both functional and looking good... Maybe i'll iterate something someday... I'd love to see what you did with those!
Mr_props @guillen_alejandro. Hi! I'm running a few prototypes right now to try decreasing the size. Due to the extremely small size of the model (well it is quite small), i had to switch to a stringed doll structure and it needs to be printed in frosted ultra detail. I hope i'll be able to make the model available for sale soon (if the prototypes turns out to be ok). It is not possible to simply scale it down due to material specifications. Thank you for asking, Have a nice day!
Mr_props commented on NEO EGO by Mr_props
January 19, 2016
Mr_props @Brandon_T. Hi! I'll order a prototype first to make sure it is ok. Thank you for notifying me :)
Mr_props Hi CF4000. Unfortunately not. This is because the size of the sprues need to be ridiculously big. It would be quite hard to separate the pieces, and it could easily result in heavy damage.
Mr_props @jokerjester_campos. Hi! A lego head would work, but i don't like the idea because it would be put on a ball jpoint instead of a stud. The ball joint is the same size as a stud so it should work, but there's a risk the assembly will be loose.
Mr_props neo ego de alexandre grynagier est mis à disposition selon les termes de la licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International.Fondé(e) sur une œuvre à
Mr_props @mechking4511. Thanks! In fact it is possible to fit a lego head instead of the character's head as the diameter of the ball joint is the same as the diameter of a simple stud.
Mr_props @JomasterII. Hi! It is possible, however, due to the ball and socket articulation, it is not possible to fit the head on a lego minifig torso. Thank :)
1/20 scale ALPHA EGO BJD kit, Female V02
Mr_props @echoplexic. I'm afraid most of us are as small child when it comes to thios material. It is tedious to master the post processing part, and althought there were many discussions in the forum about painting it, there's no perfect solution yet, axcept some fairly tedious ones. The best advice i can give is to really leave it for long inside the white spirit, like 24 hours, simply yo make sure there's no wax left on the parts. Now if i really wanted to paint it, i would mix pigments with epoxy glue that can cure very slowly (and would work in a cold environement to make sure it cures more slowly. That's the tedious solituion, as epoxy is toxic, but way more efficient i guess than oil painting. Maybe using epoxy glue as a varnish would work aswell on oil/enamel/acrylic paint, but you'd have to be carefull not to pour some into the joints. I'm sorry i don't have any solution i like yet, and these are not my favorite since they require products that are potentialy dangerous for health.
Mr_props @ea_surebay. Thank you for your reply :).
Mr_props @echoplexic. I'm not sure she painted it at all. If left more than 24 hours inside white spirit, the material becomes plain white. Maybe you could try humbrol (enamel) colours, i think they should be reliable for such a work. Otherwise, Mr Hobby (acrylics) has a very nice line of products.
Mr_props @ea_surebay. Thank you for your comment and for the picture aswell :)
1/20 scale ALPHA EGO BJD kit, Female V03
Mr_props @echoplexic. I understand. I fact when i made this, the only thing i had in mind was to make it as poseable as possible. I couldn't figure out a way to articulate 3d printed hair, nor how to rig such smallish parts, so ididn't even think seriously about it thinking that some kind od wig would give an interesting look to the puppet. I don't when i can try to create "hard" hair models but i'll think about it, thank you for the advice!
Mr_props @echoplexic. Hi! Unfortunately not. My goal was to get something 1/24th scale as there's a lot of products fitting this one. Unluckily, i can't scale it down any further due to the printing process. The only way to achieve that would be to reduce the limbs length, and it would result in a bulkier looking puppet. I tried googling 1/20th scale and didn't find much except scifi looking stuff and a few baroque pieces of furnitures available on Aliexpress...
Mr_props @echoplexic. Hi! Well i completely understand your question since i had trouble myself with finding the right paint. Shapeways recommend to use acrylic based paints but i prefer oil based paint or enamels. The paint itself will probably wear around the articulations due to friction. That's why i'm simply whitening the material using white spirit. If the coat is thick enough and the paint strong enough it shouldn't be a big problem, but then it means you have to be carefull not to apply to thick a layer on the shoulder joints as they won't move as easily after.
Mr_props @Annesdoll. Thank you for teliing me, i made a mistake and instead of defining the Xtreme detail pricing, i overwrote the FUD price. It shoul be ok now, thank you for telling me.
Mr_props commented on EGO miniature figure by Mr_props
October 28, 2015
EGO miniature figure
Mr_props @Brandon_T. Hi! I used Maya. It is precise enough although it is not an engineering software. Blender would have been a good tool too.
Mr_props @mmzxwolfblade. hi! most of the accessories will work including a vest, but i simply can't try all of them as there's way too many. the body is a thick as brick so there should be no trouble (may look awkward however?)
Mr_props commented on 1/20 scale ALPHA EGO BJD, Male extra heads by Mr_props
September 30, 2015
1/20 scale ALPHA EGO BJD, Male extra heads
Mr_props @thecuteness5. Hi! In fact they won't. This is due to the fact that the alpha model line is supposed to be assembled by snaping the parts together. Resin is not resilient enough and would break. These heads are for the stringed type line of dolls. Thank you for your interest. best,
Mr_props commented on Ersatz MkII Haircuts by Mr_props
March 23, 2015
Ersatz MkII Haircuts
Mr_props @jokerjester_campos. Hi! I tried to have some of the haircuts ambiguous enough so some of these could easily be used for female characters. I didn't try long hair as the head can't move as freely.
Mr_props commented on 1:12 FUD ALTER EGO Female Bjd Doll Kit by Mr_props
February 27, 2015
1:12 FUD ALTER EGO Female Bjd Doll Kit
Mr_props @Allurose. Hi! Great job and nice pictures, thank you!


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