Kayen: real-time ingame character to 3d printed statue

Discussion in 'My Work In Progress' started by Tank3D, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Tank3D
    Tank3D New Member
    Hello everybody.

    I've been lurking and occasionally posting on these forums for a while. I made several prints, mostly jewelry as that's pretty easy come up with and doenst need any texturing or rigging.

    But now I have made a character for my university as part of an assignment and I would like to pose and print him. I could do the easy thing and just print him in FCS as is, but that would be really boring. so I'm going to be posing him in a nice pose that fits him.

    As this is going to be my first venture into FCS printing, I was wondering about a few things. As you can see in the screenshot, this character has some shaders on him. I have some ideas on how to fake those and get more detail in the print, using displacement maps.
    I was just hoping to get some advice about some of the pittfalls I could run into with printing a model like this.
    If anyone has any advice, please let me know :)