Mithril 3D printer

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    Mornedhel
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    Jul 3, 2013 at 4:57pm
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    Post by Michael O’Brien on Jul 3, 2013 at 4:57pm

    Jun 13, 2013 at 9:41am Mornedhel said:
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    Are you considering 3D printing and sculpting for the Mithril range?

    Thanks

    Mornedhel

    We are interested in that techology and are investigating with chris, ways to implement it in Mithril and Prince August.

    Read more: http://mithrilfigures.proboards.com/thread/1142/chris-tubb-mithril-sculptor#ixzz2ZJAbH7DW

    What is your feeling about 3D printers for Mithrils?
    When I discussed with Michael about this subject in April, he mentioned PA may use 3D models of Chris sculpting to facilitate exchange and future model storage.

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    Mornedhel
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    Post by Michael O’Brien on Jul 3, 2013 at 4:57pm

    Jun 13, 2013 at 9:41am Mornedhel said:
    Hi

    Are you considering 3D printing and sculpting for the Mithril range?

    Thanks

    Mornedhel

    We are interested in that techology and are investigating with chris, ways to implement it in Mithril and Prince August.

    Read more: http://mithrilfigures.proboards.com/thread/1142/chris-tubb-mithril-sculptor#ixzz2ZJAbH7DW

    What is your feeling about 3D printers for Mithrils?
    When I discussed with Michael about this subject in April, he mentioned PA may use 3D models of Chris sculpting to facilitate exchange and future model storage.

    #28364
    Gildor
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    mmhhh 3D printing means you have to produce the figurine using a 3D program which is a technology of infographism and 3D design… this is not sculpting at all and not craftsmanship at all…
    If the purpose is to involve 3D DESIGN , I am completly…… AGAINST.
    Don’t take me wrong, I work in computers , and at the university where I work, I have to deal with 3D printing programs and printers so I know this technology a bit ; and I LOVE 3D design when it comes to games on computers or for representations in reality of 3D design (resin, plastic, or whatever subproducts of a 3D design) but for me mithril is Hand-sculpting, it is metal, it is craftmanship… and 3D design is none of the above.

    NOW, if they intend to use 3D SCANNING in order to rebuild in virtual 3D what Chris produced with his hands that would be cool and a good compromise, but this technology is far more expensive than 3D printing… not to mention METAL 3D printing which is not the same technology as “simili plastic, finecast resin or any kind of petroleum derivation”

    In the end I doubt it is worthwhile because the investment would be too high with absolutly no guarantee of return on investment in a near or average future…

    #28365
    Mornedhel
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    Michael explained it was only intended to exchange and store designs not for casting.
    The 3D printer produces the master. A great number of new figure design companies are applying this method now, easier, faster and more precise than sculpting.

    But my point of you is the same as yours Master Gildor, 3D design is a form of art but not as “artistic” as sculpting.

    #28366
    Gildor
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    well if it is intended to exchange and store designs, it is a Scan, not a Print :)

    the question is : what will the original work be? manual sculpture or 3D computer design in which they’d need other “designers” than Chris Tubb…

    From what I know, Chris has been using this kind of things to “remind” and store “memories” of his masters in the past, to be able to reproduce them thanksto pictures on different angles. It is not as precise as 3D modelling but the same “goal”.

    But this behavior/technlogy does not allow for 100% accurate recast as it means rebuilding a master figure thanks to a 3D model on computer, and the sculptor is a man, he cannot reproduce 100% exactly the same thing if he has to rebuild it from scratch.

    #28367
    Thingol
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    …. I think that this 21st century 3D printers will destroy nature and the art of sculpting…. For me this is nonsense. Especially for this hobby. Let them use the printed characters from the movies (Hulk sitting in the car with red hat – scanned from snapshots) to satisfy billion of potential Chinese buyers…

    I know that this is great to see printed airplanes, house, figures, cars in thousands of copies made in few hours… etc. but….. where the world goes…. !!?!??!?!??!?!

    #28368
    Gildor
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    well , if they use it to build “wall” / door / statues material, why not .. this is “context”… but not the figurines themselves, it would remove their “SOUL”

    I don’t know about you but each figurine has a soul, its metal soul, its manual sculpture soul, its painting soul … because at each step it was crafted by a real person… this is important…

    (and that does not impact the fact I LOVE 3D design at cinema or video games…. but figurines… is something else!)

    #28370
    Turambar
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    . . . I bought a 3D- printer to re-form the hair dryer. It always fell down and go into pieces . . .

    Serious speeking: I agree with Master Thingol.
    No soul left in those figures . . .

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