Printing 3d Models

These models are from the short film “Beasts of the Free Enterprise Zone” from 1998. They’ve been printed using a Makerbot2 printer, sanded, filled and given a grey undercoat.

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This creature was supposed to have a luminous eye to aid hunting prey in the original film, something I dropped due to the rendering time for volume lighting back in the day. To recreate this effect I overpainted the whites of the eyes with phosphorescent paint from Revel.

It can be hard to work out which areas of white have received the phosphorescent paint and surprisingly it’s easier to do this overpainting in the dark, as the brush and paint pot are also clearly visible.

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I bought some bell jars to put the models in, just to increase the taxidermy effect. Maybe I can drop them off at the Dead Zoo some day and have them added to the collection.

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