So I tried using my own data... and failed!
I was able to run a successful test. I managed to produce a complete object (arguable). So now, I'm going to show what will happen when I try to create my own data from scratch and print a product based on them.
Knowing that I'll most likely fail if I try to create the entire body of a beautiful girl, I decided to create my own face.
What is happening here???
No, wait. Calm down. This app contains preset humanoid CG samples. All I have to do is remodel the preset. After all, all creative processes begin with the act of imitating.
Just think about it. Do you think a human who's never cooked before can make a chocolate fondant when you ask them to? You should ask someone who's never cooked before to cook a fried egg and learn that yes, eggs do solidify when you fry them! When it comes to starting something new, baby steps are necessary. It's important to set a reasonable goal and gradually gain experience. Got it?
So in the process of writing this article, I decided to give up trying to create Akiha Ikebukuro's face, my face, and any woman's face in general. I tried to come up with something simple... something I could create with my unpolished skills and wouldn't look disturbing even if it appears messed up... At the same time, it should be something interesting that I could use for this article... What would it be... What would it be?
Oh! I know!
It's cool and cute. It looks like a robot. And the structure isn't complex because it's an object originally made in the Jomon period! The details are roundish and hardly make sense, so I should be able to create a similar object with minimum skills!
I don't have to worry about creating detailed edges like a girl's hair or a Gundam's chamfering. Even without those edges, the clay figurine is already plenty unique! This is it! This is the only solution! I'll create this clay figurine!
Let's create a clay figurine ~Simple steps to use forger~
Now I'm going to start creating a clay figurine. I'll nail this one.
The buttons on the right side of the screen are the various brushes that you can use to create a model. Well, simply put, these brushes share the roles that your fingers and tools have when you shape real clay. For instance, how to shape the clay with your fingers or what spatulas to use. I think I'm going to learn about these brushes as I use them.
If you want to create a model that looks overall smashed, enlarge the size of the brush to smash the model well.
I keep at it for a while and...
Somewhere along the way, I thought it'd be boring if I created an average-looking clay figurine. So I made a drastic decision by transforming the model into a menacing clay figurine-shaped mecha in the Hover armor. Well, I had fun creating it, so I guess it's all good. I completed this model in about four hours since the state when it was just a sphere.
Let's print the clay figurine with the 3D printer
Then on the browser, I'll set the angle of the output from the 3D editing page and attach supporting material so that the resin doesn't fall onto the platform during the printing process.
And I shall start the printing! Looks like the printing will be done in about seven hours.
I take a look at the printing process...
And it's done!! This is the first work that I created so that I could print something using my rapid prototype 3D printer!
...It's a clay robot... (It's hard to tell, I know.)
Not sure what to name this object, but I had fun creating it
I originally created the object with the spaceman clay figurine in mind, but after a sloppy job at coloring it, it looks more like the devil possessed a chicken or a riceball spirit.
So there you have it, a brief report of my first experience using a home 3D printer. I honestly had so much fun with it and I think it's a machine that you can use to do a lot of things~ With this printer, I want to create tons of Machinery Tomoko merchandise and earn money!
If you plan to create a figure of a beautiful girl straight away, you might be frustrated at some point during the process. So I think you should brush up your skills by creating clay figures or other ancient objects first. It can be fun as well. What do you think?
Well then, thank you for reading this lengthy article and I think I'm going to excuse myself here. I'll continue to create various things and if I manage to create anything sellable, I'll put it up on BOOTH. That's the plan, so I look forward to your support!
- Machinery Tomoko
- I'm a cyborg VTuber who became a YouTuber in order to support Akiha Ikebukuro from The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls. I exist and collect virtue through arm prayer wheels. And yet I've been taking only writing jobs. Why? (Someone please offer me a collaboration job.)