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Posted · Mechwarrior Atlas print

Hey Folks,

Thought I'd share my finished Atlas from the MW:O universe.

It's roughly 6 inches tall. It's ~31 parts + pins. Only two parts had to be printed with support material. (the shoulder pieces)

Mostly printed in .15mm layer height. the head was .075.

Really amazed at the tolerance of the pins and holes it can produce, as most of this thing is held together by friction and pins.

I think there's ways to go to get maximum quality out of my printer though... I seem to be getting some ripple effect (belts not tight enough?) and lots of blobs in some places as well as some under extrusion. But overall, once it's all cleaned up and put together you don't really notice. Happy with the results!

Probably around 18 hours to print total.. but not really sure since I work on one area at a time in 3D and hit print when done.

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More photos here

http://triggerhappyphotography.zenfolio.com/atlasas7d/h6635379A#h6635379a

Thanks for looking!

 

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Posted · Mechwarrior Atlas print

Beautiful!

yeah the layer lines can be a pain, they especially show up when photographing them, their usually not so prominent in real life.

 

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Posted · Mechwarrior Atlas print

Yeah it's weird how it shows up more in photographs. Though you don't seem to have much of an issue with it on your warhound, it almost looks like plaster. How do you manage to sand down the parts that have a lot of spikes or protrusions?

 

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Posted · Mechwarrior Atlas print

Amazing print, congratulations!

Any chance these files are up for sharing?

It would be great to showcase this in the Ultimaker HQ and event we go to.

 

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Posted · Mechwarrior Atlas print

The legal ball of fur is pretty complex so I wouldn't be able to share unfortunately... But cool that you would wanna show it off on your events!

 

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Posted · Mechwarrior Atlas print

The legal ball of fur is pretty complex so I wouldn't be able to share unfortunately... But cool that you would wanna show it off on your events!

If you drew the model yourself, then there is no copyright issue. There could be some trademark issues, but "3D printing" does not collide with "gaming", so that's also no issue in theory. However, in practice, you might not want to take the risk of a lawsuit.

But not everyone is acting like GamesWorkshop. You could ask the developers of mechwarrior if you can share it. Note that there are a few other mechs on thingiverse already.

Finally, instead of sharing it with everyone. I can also ask, would you be willing to share the files with just Ultimaker? We have a bunch of models that we are allowed to print and show, but not sell/share already.

 

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Posted · Mechwarrior Atlas print

The original model is directly from the game. There's a lot that had to be done in terms of making a game model work for print, and getting all the joints to cooperate in the physical world rather than the game world. But on the exterior likeness wise, it's like 99%.

To be fair, the mechwarrior folks are definately more supportive towards this compared to GW. They even threw it up on their facebook. But it's confusing because multiple parties own different parts of rights to mechwarrior. After it got posted on Kotaku, i've been getting a ton of requests for various reasons.. I've just gone with the policy to not sending it out to anyone to keep it simple for me and fair for everyone else. Sorry :/

 

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Posted · Mechwarrior Atlas print

Ah, if you copied the game model. Then that's the best option, and I totally understand. (I've done the same with some other game, developers didn't mind but asked me not to share the model)

 

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Posted · Mechwarrior Atlas print

When you have a faire in Canada and I'll bring you one. :p

 

I am going to search for one! ;)

 

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Posted · Mechwarrior Atlas print

sillly little question.. how big is this model ?? i dont see any reference object in the photos...

Ian :-)

 

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Posted · Mechwarrior Atlas print

it's 6" tall. Here's a nickle comparison. Not that that helps that much internationally :p

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Beagle comparison. You guys have beagles right? :p

The head is 24mm wide.

 

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Posted · Mechwarrior Atlas print

Lol, this reminds me of a topic i once saw.

Something about showing of your prints with your pet.

I believe Daid also had some pictures with his cat? :smile:

 

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Posted · Mechwarrior Atlas print

cool dog !!! :-)

how long did he take to print ? ;-)

Ian :-)

 

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Posted · Mechwarrior Atlas print

It's like an inside joke, sensor upgrades are called Baps, beagle active probes, and I happen to have a beagle. :p

I think it took around a day straight to print. There were a ton of parts because of all the joints, and I didn't want to print with supports so it took a lot more parts. There were 3 parts that I couldn't figure out how to print without supports and they took me a while to clean up... Can't wait for Daid's new support algorithm.

 

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Posted · Mechwarrior Atlas print

Now complete with practical lasers and smoke. Instead of going the obvious CG route.. we went full practical including real lasers. (which burnt a small hole in the model)

Because well.. what would be the point of making physical objects from virtual ones and then adding in virtual effects?

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How it's made:

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More pics

The irony is I'm a vfx artist.

 

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Posted · Mechwarrior Atlas print

now that is called a super cool friday evening... what did you do at the weekend?... photo shoot with 3d printed killer robots and bad ass lazor beams... HEHE :-)

Ian :-)

 

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Posted · Mechwarrior Atlas print

Totally amazing!

More than anything, for some reason the stuff I am most excited about making with my 3d printer are cool models with built in lighting, custom stands, etc...

This is right up my alley!

 

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Posted · Mechwarrior Atlas print

Awesome! I'm glad this stuff excites you, can't wait to see what you come up with.

I haven't delved into electronics yet, but I have been trying to improve my print's finish quality with various painting techniques. Perhaps different materials/lighting will be next. Makes sense for robots.

Here's my newest painted atlas with an airbrush.

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Step by step painting in pictures here:

http://www.redicubricks.com/atlas-painting-step-by-step/

 

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Posted · Mechwarrior Atlas print

That is awesome! Atlas was always my favorite mech.

Go big, or go home. :)

Cheers,

Mark

 

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