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newt749

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3D Printed Figures
« on: December 08, 2021, 02:56:58 PM »
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A friend of mine was asking if I could print him some figures with my 3D printers, I have 2, a Photon S and an Ender 3Pro. I've had a look around and there really isn't much to find. Thingiverse has a couple of people but their search engine is just about the most frustrating thing out there. Most searches come up with fantasy figures.

Do any of you know of a sourse for decent 3D printable figures? Almost any would do but obviously would prefer train related figures. Scale doesn't matter as the slicer can take care of that.

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Rob
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Re: 3D Printed Figures
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2021, 03:12:36 PM »
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I've seen the O scale guys who must have had real people scanned to make very realistic figures. But never asked if the files were for sale.

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Re: 3D Printed Figures
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2021, 03:46:33 PM »
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Yes, I've seen some of those too. They're very good and I love the idea of including friends as characters on my layout. Unfortunately, the 3D scanners to do this are a bit expensive. Still, I can see one day where we just might ask a friend or two to step into our scanner and shortly thereafter we get a very nicely rendered 3D model of them to place on our layout.

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Re: 3D Printed Figures
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2021, 04:47:00 PM »
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Still, I can see one day where we just might ask a friend or two to step into our scanner and shortly thereafter we get a very nicely rendered 3D model of them to place on our layout.

Wow, 3D scale figures of all the TRW mods!   How awesome is that!   :D

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Re: 3D Printed Figures
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2021, 05:18:18 PM »
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Wow, 3D scale figures of all the TRW mods!   How awesome is that!   :D

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Re: 3D Printed Figures
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2021, 06:10:38 PM »
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The mall a mile away has a shop that will print "you" in color so I'd guess they have a scanner. Have no idea what it costs for just a scan or if they would even give you the file.

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Re: 3D Printed Figures
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2021, 09:59:48 PM »
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The mall a mile away has a shop that will print "you" in color so I'd guess they have a scanner. Have no idea what it costs for just a scan or if they would even give you the file.

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Re: 3D Printed Figures
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2021, 12:13:17 AM »
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Re: 3D Printed Figures
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2021, 08:59:12 AM »
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Modelu in the UK do body scans and make very good figures: https://www.modelu3d.co.uk/body-scan/

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Re: 3D Printed Figures
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2021, 05:45:24 PM »
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A couple shops on Shapeways are doing figures in N, and animals.
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Re: 3D Printed Figures
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2021, 09:00:36 PM »
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With some work, https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/?hl=en will get you some worker and regular figures.

Example:

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After scaling, using mesh mixer to thicken the model will often make printable

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Re: 3D Printed Figures
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2021, 09:10:30 PM »
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There is a neat little program (free) called MakeHuman that you can use to create your own, convert them to stl files via Blender.
Fairly easy to learn and quote powerful.
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Re: 3D Printed Figures
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2021, 06:01:41 PM »
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Re: 3D Printed Figures
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2021, 10:29:00 AM »
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Chris, that looks very interesting. I can see an inkjet-type resin printer working as long as you can keep the resin from curing in the printhead. It could really create some interesting figures. I wonder how much it is? Probably way to much for us lowly model railroaders.

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Re: 3D Printed Figures
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2021, 10:34:58 AM »
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After scaling, using mesh mixer to thicken the model will often make printable

Probably don't need to thicken up this one by too much....