Samurai Woman sculpted and posed in ZBrush. Split and hollowed with MeshMixer to ease printing and conserve filament.
Printed with Cedar wood filament, sanded and coated with one layer of semi-gloss varnish.
** All payable and free models are intended for personal use only.
Printer: Creality CR-10
Manual support added with Simplify 3D under the chin and arms.
Sword printed separately using bronze filament with 0.1 resolution. Manual support added under the sword.
Upper and bottom parts were super glued.
Started modeling back in the early 90s with Autodesk 3D Studio, when it used to ship with 16 3.5 floppy disks, and settled eventually with Maya as my favorite 3D modeling software, ZBrush and recently Fusion 360 with the aid sometimes of Adobe illustrator and Photoshop, mainly for creating alpha brushes/shapes.
Still fascinated with the evolution of 3D printing, as back then, models were eventually stored in folders and that's it. To print however those created 3D models, physically see them, touch them, place them right in front of you on the desk with different colors and materials, and wear them as jewelry is simply magical.
3D printing is a modern revolution, a movement as some like to call it, and I'm very glad to live it and be part of it, knowing that we are just starting, and that one day we will be laughing at the current FDM plastic filament based printers for being an old primitive technology.
HP Fusion color 3D printers will be on our desks one day with the price of current multicolored documents/images printers. No doubt about it :)
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