Author: <span class="vcard">Jon</span>

Thing-A-Week 2020: Week Five – 3D Modelled & Printed D&D Ruins (Part 2!)

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Thing-A-Week 2020: Week Four – D&D Ruins for 3D Printing!

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Thing-A-Week 2020 – Week Three: D&D Tents for 3D Printing

This week I’ve left the simulations behind and modelled some scenery for D&D in Zbrush 2020, for printing on my Elegoo Mars 3D Printer. The tent was modelled in two pieces, as it would be quite difficult to paint the inside when printed if it was all one piece. It took about four and a…


Thing-A-Week 2020 – Week Two: Smoke Canister

Apologies for the delay – post Christmas lurgy got to me. Here is week two’s thing – a smoke canister simulation, using Tyflow and Phoenix FD. The Tyflow setup is again, quite straightforward – here is the graph: The first event (CanisterSpawn) generates a particle, gives it a rough canister shape and launches it into…


Thing-A-Week 2020 – Week One: Fireworks

For the first project this year, I decided to start with a bang – a fireworks simulation created using 3DS Max and the TyFlow plugin. Here is the final animation: It’s a relatively simple TyFlow setup – here is the graph: Click the image to open a larger version in a new tab The ‘Rocket…


Thing-A-Week 2020

I am going to attempt to create a ‘thing-a-week’ this year. It might be an animation, a simulation, a model, an image – just something created from nothing, for no reason other than to keep myself moving forward over the year. If all goes well by the end of the year I should have 52…


Star Wars – The Saga is Complete

I saw a Star War the other night, and I’m conflicted. Not because I didn’t like the film – I really, really did, and will be seeing it again as soon as I can, but because, perhaps more than any one other thing, the Star Wars universe has had a considerable influence on me over…


3D Printing – Borderlands Sniper Rifle – Part 3

Quite a big update this week – the scope and rail are, bar more sanding and finishing, essentially complete. The scope itself is made up of 6 individual parts – for ease of painting, I’m not attaching the front to the body yet as it has quite a significant overhang which will be impossible to…


3D Printing – Borderlands Sniper Rifle – Part 2

When last we met, I’d just started printing a test print of the rifle handle to see whether it was the right size for my hand.  As the rest of the rifle can be scaled universally, getting this piece the right size would impact the size of the rest of the model.  Below are the…


3D Printing – Borderlands Sniper Rifle – Part 1

As some of you may know, I am rather a big fan of the Borderlands games, and I’ve long coveted the idea of making my own version of one of the sniper rifles from the game and now that I have a 3D printer, it seemed like as good a time as any. Rather than…