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Tony Tony Chopper - printed 3D by Athey Tony Tony Chopper - printed 3D by Athey


I finally finished up and printed that Tony Tony Chopper model that I made! :D

I'd sort of forgotten all about it, and ran across it today and thought - hey! I should print that!

So I took the model out of maya into zbrush to smooth it and make it a single airtight mesh; posed it, exported it and printed it with raft support.

You can see what it looked like when it still had the raft on, Here -> [link] <- Here

He stands exactly 3 inches tall, and can stand on his own (which surprised me, honestly - lol)

My husband wants me to pose him in that 'hiding 'behind' things' pose he does, which I think is brilliant because the figure could be posed by any object on a desk for his failed 'hiding'. We'll see if I remember to get around to it some day.

Printed with my Makerbot Replicator.
10% Infill, .15mm layer height, sliced with Skeinforge

Modeled with Maya and Zbrush


I REALLY need to get a better setup for taking photographs of these things.
And maybe use a real camera instead of my iphone. :P
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silverbeam Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
So cute!

\If you haven't joined yet, please join the :icon3d-printing: group! We would love for you to submit all your lovely works there.
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Lokno Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Now you just need to get Ms. Goldenweek to paint it.
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S-Vortex Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Artist
Hahah XDD, Good one
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Lokno Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Oh no, now I need a replicator...

Awesome work.
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Sundaysloth Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Hey man, how does paint take to it? What have you found achieves the best result for colouring?
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Athey Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well, it's ABS plastic, which is the same stuff that makes Lego's. ABS in it's material form, is susceptible to acetone breakdown, so I've been avoiding spraypaint with acetone in it. Every primer I've found so far has acetone in it, so that means I've been avoiding primers. So, just straight up painting right on the surface, everything has taken to it perfectly fine.

I've used gold metallic spraypaint with no problems, and I've used acrylic model paint with no problems.

Dying it does not work - I tried that once, it did nothing. lol.
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LeanaMee101 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I always wanted to use a 3D printer ... :<
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Fugiri-Shi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Hey Athey! :D
Looking good thar!
What all types of materials can you have that fun little toy cut from?
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Athey Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It can print with ABS or PLA, but we've never tried PLA before (Don't have any either).

ABS is the same plastic that makes Lego's. PLA - Polylactic Acid, is a biodegradable plastic, which makes it more green-friendly, I guess. Not terribly friendly for the makerbot though, and I've read lots of horror stories about things shattering or just printing poorly until you learn all the tricks about getting it to work properly.

There are a couple forms of ABS that are really interesting - There's a glow-in-the-dark ABS that you can print with, and there's this water-soluble type that you can use as support raft with one extruder while the other prints normal. That way, when it's done, you can stick the whole thing in water, and the support structure will just dissolve. But it's $90 a spool for that stuff, so... eeehh... not quite worth it. lol.
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Fugiri-Shi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Nifty but yeah, sounds like some of that stuff is a pain to work with. What's the most durable?
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Athey Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I saw a thing once comparing the two, and I tried looking for it again, but can't seem to find it.

I *think* that it said something like ABS is stronger, but more likely to snap if too much pressure is used, while PLA is more bendy - but it might have actually been the other way around....

The stuff I've made so far with ABS are all very very strong. But at the same time, something small can still snap off when pressured. Example - one of Choppers little legs was snapped off this morning when Vincent got a hold of it.

On the plus side, superglue bonds ABS like crazy-mad awesome. It bonds the plastic back together with an insane tensile strength, and Chopper's leg is firmly back in place now.
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Fugiri-Shi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Kick ass! :D
How much do your supplies cost? I may have something or another to request of you and I'd Totally compensate you for your time and materials used :P
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Athey Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
If you supply the model, I'd probably only ask you like $10 for more reasonable-sized things. And shipping :P But that tends to be pretty cheap so far - Boxes for packing away little things with proper padding tend to cost as much as the actual shipping. The objects themselves are super-light, so there's no real weight concern.

We had been planning to go to PAX this year, but that fell through at the end because of all this stuff we're doing with the house. Otherwise, I could have just brought it up to you (assuming I could get it printed fast enough) but that's null anyway now.

You don't really have to worry about doing anything special with any models you've got - I've got the setup process pretty specialized on my end, so that they can print properly.

No bigger than 6 inches tall (5.9in technically) and if it gets that tall, it would need to be like, a standing figure. I don't want to do any prints that take up the whole platform anymore because those have been hell on the machine. We've broken a belt, shaken loose another, had an electrical connection to the build platform shake loose and short, and had the bars that the belts travel along pop out of place - lol - all during the really long prints. This thing takes a real beating, and I'm trying to be a bit more vigilant about making sure it lasts.
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Fugiri-Shi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Oh no, I had like, a couple simple ideas in mind. I'm gonna tear off the icons and words of my car and was thinking of you crafting me some new one's. The one's on there right now believe it or not are actually just chrome painted plastic for fricks sake.
So they probably wouldn't be more complicated then say 2 to 3' wide with maybe 1' or maybe just 1/2' deep to stand out with whatever is needed to thread into the car itself to connect it (IE pistons to secure it in place)
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Athey Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's probably not a problem, although I'd need some fairly exact measurements for any screws that would need to go into things. Things are a tad hectic at the moment though - what with us attempting to buy a new house, slowly packing things away and cleaning the house up for showings, etc. so I'm not sure how much free time I'd have to try and work something up for you. Might have to wait until we actually get into the new place.
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fords-rdodgy Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Good to see you have your bot going again! I always look forward to seeing the cool stuff you make.
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nerm34 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
btw, sand it up a bit the give it some paint and it will look wonderfull.
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nerm34 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i want a 3d printer so bad x.x
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