3d Printing of Morphs

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3d Printing of Morphs

Hello All,

With the advent of 3d printing, and the ease of buying these things - my local officeworks has them for around $600, I was wondering if anyone had started creating morphs images in 3d and printed any out?

I was thinking how awesome it would be to turn up with a few takko morphs, rusters and reapers for a game...instead of the paper versions.

Has anyone started doing this?
Is it hard to create the images? Some of the sites I looked at seem to imply that they can create 3d creations using pictures...

Does anyone have a repository of images/site they get these from?

Jason Brisbane


Jason Brisbane

Scottbert Scottbert's picture
I haven't heard of anyone

I haven't heard of anyone making EP-specific minis. It could be a cool idea, but most games I've been in didn't bother with map-based combat.

As for making 3D models from pictures, that's referring to a process like 'take a few dozen pictures of a real world object from various angles, software converts it into a textured model' -- which, though really cool, doesn't mean you can make 3D models from illustrations.

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This is a site that does 2d photo conversion to 3D images.

If I could get a 3d image and print one of these then Id buy a 3d printer and convert every morph to figurines...

Of course putting a surya morph at full scale (in 25mm figurines) on a table would be like a collossal dragon so it would be impractical, but all the other figures would.

I might have to give one of these places a try and see what results.

Anyone else given this a try?


Jason Brisbane

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BumpyPhoto wrote:The

BumpyPhoto wrote:
The BumpyPhoto 2D-to-3D conversion process converts a photo to a 3D depth map (not a full 360 deg model) and comes with some limitations. The accuracy of the 3D representation of some of the photo's subjects is open to interpretation as the real depth information is not available. Surface information unseen in the original photo will not be represented in the resulting 3D surface. For example, shape detail behind a person's head will not be represented in the surface, instead the edges of the visible head will intersect with the photo background without representing the back of the head as in real life. Some color stretching and irregular surfaces might be present on the 3D surface.

It sounds like what they're actually doing here is having actual people construct the heightmaps, maybe with some kind of software to provide a rough starting point at best.

In any case, you won't get a figurine from this, just a heightmap. Which could be used to make a standee with depth on one side, perhaps, but not a full figurine. If you want figurines of the EP pictures, you or Posthuman Studios or someone need to hire an actual figurine modeler (or whatever the job is called -- sculptor?), an artist with the skills to take concept art and make a 3D model based on (but not programatically extruded from) it. Or, at least, someone with 3D modeling skills will need to make a model which, again, will require creative input (what do they look like from the backside?)

Sorry to burst your bubble...

ORCACommander ORCACommander's picture
ya looks like at best you

ya looks like at best you would get is bas relief

As for someone who could work up 3d models i have a friend who could probly accomplish the task

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The Printer

. I've been playing with that printer for the last couple of weeks, (work-related), I'd recommend looking for something better. Even though it says you can use ABS or PLA in it, it is optimised for PLA, all projects I did in ABS curled up at the edges. Having said that, models with extreme detail, like an .stl bust of Yoda at 56 MB, come out decently well.
. This is definitely a case of "you get what you pay for" - the printer is cheap, so......
. Additionally, the cartridges of filament are $AUD60 each, for about 650 gm, 2-3 times the price of filament for any other 3d printer, and they cannot be reloaded or reset/hacked. Just what we needed - inkjet/laser printer thinking hanging on for the 3d printing age.

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