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    Anyone with a 3D Printer?

    I'm interested in getting a 2D image made into a 3D Statue. One guy in an action pose on a Jet Pack.
    Can something like this be done from a 2D image, or does it need to be 3D in a way?

    I'm curious how much something like that would cost, and how long it would take.

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    sounds like your wanting pixel art of a 2d character made into a 3d piece art.

    try this guys site....
    https://www.facebook.com/pixelleeart

    ...an see if its what your looking for exactly. IF not. I dont know where to direct ya, except to ask around more.

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    nope.. I need something more like this...a printable action figure

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    That requires a 3D model to be made, for that you have to contact a digital sculptor to do it for you and give you an STL file that you can then send to a digital printer to get it printed.

    Having a Digital Printer is just 1 step in a much larger process
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    Quote Originally Posted by markatisu View Post
    That requires a 3D model to be made, for that you have to contact a digital sculptor to do it for you and give you an STL file that you can then send to a digital printer to get it printed.

    Having a Digital Printer is just 1 step in a much larger process
    dang...I MIGHT be able to do a 3D model myself, but it won't turn out nearly as good as what a pro can do, and I'm guessing that might cost some money. anyone ever do something like this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredder View Post
    dang...I MIGHT be able to do a 3D model myself, but it won't turn out nearly as good as what a pro can do, and I'm guessing that might cost some money. anyone ever do something like this?
    I have it done all the time (its how my toyline gets made), there is not really a place to go look though. As for cost each sculptor is different and it will all depend on what you consider cheap or expensive. I mean sculpting is sculpting so its not going to be free, but if you find the right person to work with you it will probably be affordable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markatisu View Post
    I have it done all the time (its how my toyline gets made), there is not really a place to go look though. As for cost each sculptor is different and it will all depend on what you consider cheap or expensive. I mean sculpting is sculpting so its not going to be free, but if you find the right person to work with you it will probably be affordable.
    I just got final art for my comic cover. I'd like to make the hero in a jet pack a Figure/Statue.


    I'm curious if it might be cheaper in the long run just to buy a 3D Printer?
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    the company i work for has a few guys that deal exclusively with 3d printers. they sell 3d printers (the same ones in that video, in fact) and they do custom print jobs. technically those guys are with a different company, but it's all in the same office. i don't know too many specifics on the 3d printing process, but i can ask around if you've got any questions. as far as whether it's cheaper to buy a 3d printer, i guess that all depends on how many statues you'd want to print. if you want to make a few here and there, you're better off just finding someone to print them for you. if you want to crank out tons of printed items, then buying a printer may be a viable option.

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    I think you will need either to sopmeone to model it in 3d for you or sculpt it physically then scan it. Makerbot seems to have a photo booth to take a few pictures and turn it into a 3d but it wont work for a comic drawing. Check out makerbot.

    http://www.makerbot.com/retail-store/

    Also since your near the city i ran into a place on 6th and 29th. Something called create idea.co or something. I know they help little kids make 3d prints. Maybe you can start by just doing the jetpack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seth-man View Post
    I think you will need either to sopmeone to model it in 3d for you or sculpt it physically then scan it. Makerbot seems to have a photo booth to take a few pictures and turn it into a 3d but it wont work for a comic drawing. Check out makerbot.

    http://www.makerbot.com/retail-store/

    Also since your near the city i ran into a place on 6th and 29th. Something called create idea.co or something. I know they help little kids make 3d prints. Maybe you can start by just doing the jetpack.
    Thanks guys,

    I was planning on having someone sculpt a sculpture of it. but that'll take a while to save up for....money. the route of all evil .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredder View Post
    Thanks guys,

    I was planning on having someone sculpt a sculpture of it. but that'll take a while to save up for....money. the route of all evil .

    Well, if your into customizing you can grab say a WWE figure in a suit like a Vince McMahon. And look for a jet pack. Little bit of Sculpty, sandpaper, and some primer.

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