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3D printing a scaled model can really help to get your idea across during a client presentation. But besides your main model, you can add details to get your idea across vividly! An architect regularly uses various entourage sets to help bring their ideas to live. In our previous contest, we focussed on different vehicle sets to be used in projects like urban planning. 

In this contest, the theme is people. People can be used in any type of project, both small and big. 

 

The goal of this contest is to design a set of people figurines that could be used in such a project to make an area, office or mall seem populated. 

Think of different types of people in different environments, like walking people, people standing still, working people, and both men and women. Since most projects get scaled down, so will the people. So be considerate which level of detail you want to apply. You may also consider using just silhouettes as long as they are still recognizable. 💡

 

Separated in 3 segments we would like to ask for your help to design and provide the best entourage sets.

There are some rules though:

- One set should contain a minimum of 6 different models

- It should be designed for 3D printing, no overhangs and it should be printable in single extrusion (without PVA).*

- It should be submitted in a 1:100 scale so it is easy to scale up or down depending on one's project

- You can submit as many entries as you want

- Ultimakers and the winning entries will be made available to use for free as entourage sets by Ultimaker

- You can only submit your own designs

- It is recommended if your submission has a theme like 'Office workers'. 'People walking' or 'Adults and kids'. 
- Each segment will run for a period of 3 weeks
- Got a submission? You can add an STL to your reply below. (It's also possible to add it to 3D files, but make sure to add a link to the replies below too. We only review the replies).

 

* -As an example, when designing our example vehicle set for the previous contest we initially had a little detail in each tire that represented a rim. A nice tough we thought. But upon printing, this little detail made the first layer unreliable and therefore the whole print. We removed the detail and can now run a full set without any concerns.

 

Example set: People in city neighborhood.
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The Start.

We're open for entries and looking forward seeing what you will submit. Each theme will run for 3 weeks, which means this people theme will run until August 1st.  When the contests are over, we will make sure the winning entries are available in this architect sub-forum and Ultimaker will continue to add to these entourage sets if necessary. Of course, we hope that everyone who submits a set will do the same.

We'll start with vehicles, then people and finally trees. 


The Prize. Important!

So, what can you win?
In each contest, there are 2 prizes to win. 
First prize; a large filament pack. Containing 10 reels of filament; white PLA. 
Second prize, a small filament pack. Containing 5 reels of filament; white PLA. 

 

The Jury.

@Stefania Dinea and I, (@SandervG) are the jury. We will look for the design for 3D printing element (remember, we want to make your life easier!) and your choice of design/subject, i.e., which set we think will be used most eventually.

 

Looking forward seeing your entries! 

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Wow, designing them is one thing, but printing people in scale 1:100 (thus ca. 17mm high) with lots of detail on an FDM-printer, that is going to be tough! Your print-settings would have to be absolutely perfect to be able to even recognise them as a man or girl, or even as human. Maybe cloakfiend could do it, but else?

 

I don't want to ruin your contest, but I would rather buy unpainted sets of figurines in HO-scale from Preiser or similar companies. There are sets for leisure people, business people, working people, sitting people, musicians, animals, farmers, and lots of others. They are all very detailed, and modeled after real people. In total they have thousands of different models. It must have been an incredible job to model all these manually on such a small scale, and to make injection moulds for it. Usually they come in white or pastel colors. There is no way you can beat that with 3D-printing.

 

As a kid I used to paint them myself. But for architecture maybe it is better to keep them white?

 

In addition to their HO-scale series (=1:87) which seems to be the biggest assortment, they also exist in scale N (=ca. 1:150), scale O (=1:43), architecture scales (1:200, 1:100, 1:50), and others. But I think HO people would also be suitable for architecture buildings at 1:100, since the difference is not that big.

 

Google for: ho scale people preiser unpainted set

And then view the images.

 

Preiser homepage:

https://www.preiserfiguren.de/

 

Or see the PDF catalog of Preiser's unpainted HO-sets:

https://www.preiserfiguren.de/download.php?file=055 - 16325-16400.pdf

 

 

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Sounds like a good alternative. Just like outsourcing your 3D print to print services like shapeways, but there is a big advantage when you can do it yourself timewise and design-wise.

 

The figurines don't need to have a lot of details per se, they can be silhouettes even. And they don't necessarily need to be printed at 1:100 scale. The rationale for making 1:100 a benchmark scale is that it is uniform (if all sets are 1:100) and easily scaled up or down when your project is of a different size. So eventually it could be that an architect would use a set at 1:50 and just scales up one of the submissions. 

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On 7/11/2018 at 3:51 PM, geert_2 said:

Wow, designing them is one thing, but printing people in scale 1:100 (thus ca. 17mm high) with lots of detail on an FDM-printer, that is going to be tough! Your print-settings would have to be absolutely perfect to be able to even recognise them as a man or girl, or even as human. Maybe cloakfiend could do it, but else?

*cough*

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This little guy isn't even 10mm tall (printed at 1:200) and is most definitely recognisably human. He sits (stands!) on top of my monitor at work. So 1:100 is most definitely easy and doable!

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