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(Anthony TenBarge) #1

Hello Everyone.

Not sure if this is the right community to ask this question, but I’m hoping get some information on 3D printing items at larger scales. I just recently ordered a CR-10S (will arrive in a few weeks) and really want to print a life size human figure with costume. Almost all the articles/pictures I’ve been able to read about people doing something similar have used an actual life body scan, which I don’t have nor would want to use. My hope was that I might be able to use something like Daz/Poser to generate a low poly mesh in the desired pose, export it into Zbrush and have someone modify it/subdivide to add detail, then convert it over to a 3D print file to be cut into pieces.

I guess, what I’m really asking, is what type of polygon count would a life size piece need to have to be printed with good detail. The pieces would definitely be sanded, bondo filled, and primed before painting.

(Mano Biletsky (Open MAKER)) #2

Do you want the figure to look specific? Otherwise, why not use an existing model?
3D scanning does not have to e expensive either. You can make a decent scan with an x-box kinect.

(Glen Beer) #3

Lots of designs already available on many sites like Thingiverse.com
Just do a search.
Scanning takes work & is a lengthy process to get good results.
Do a search on YouTube & you’ll see what I mean.http://Thingiverse.com

(Mano Biletsky (Open MAKER)) #4

Scanning is not a lengthy project at all. Take a look at “Skanect”.

(Anthony TenBarge) #5

@Glen_Beer Thanks. I will take a look.

(Glen Beer) #6

@Mano_Biletsky_Open_M That is the one I do like, however it’s a matter of inpretration on lengthy. I made some assumptions.