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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:42 am 
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Not having any 3D sculpting skills or Computer skills for that matter ;D

I am after some information on 3D files, I am after some minatures in 28mm.

Basically you know the files for charectors for computer games i.e the renderings can these
be used to 3d print things ?

It for legacy of Kain series, many may not know it ;D but I would like the charectors for my personal
collection, Just wondering if it can be done from renderings already out on the net by fans.

I want most of the charectors so having them commissioned in greenstuff would be crazy plus
I only commission 6mm ;)

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 Post subject: Re: renderings in to printing is is possible ?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:04 am 
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Yes it possible to rip and print most 3d models from games. I've has printed a few models from Dawn of War in epic size just to try if it was possible. You might need some kind of convertor from the games 3d model format to a standard format. If you are going to print a character you probably need to pose it in a 3d editor also.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:09 am 
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be aware that on older games the poly count on the models will be low, with a lot of the detail only present on the skin/texture. This means that, if you print the model, details that were only 'drawn on' the skin wont print.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:27 pm 
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What Apoc said.

Ideally you need to convert the files to .stl format to make them printable. Also you must make sure that the model consists only of closed surfaces

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:53 pm 
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Cheers for the input guys, pleased it may be do able, the rest of the words means nothing to
me regarding files etc, I know how to connect to the internet and use spreadsheets that's it,
oh and ebay also ;D

I sort of get what you mean though about details just been drawn on the model though,
will have a closer look at some of the renderings on the web, some of the fan made stuff
looks awesome think a lot of the drawings are from aspiring games designers.

Cheers guys much appreciated

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 Post subject: Re: renderings in to printing is is possible ?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:20 pm 
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Just to make sure... Obviously to 3D print you need a 3D model. In games and animated films you would make a 3D wireframe model of a character, which is then textured and animated. Each frame is rendered into a 2D image for the screen. So a 2D rendering (an image) would be no good, and nor would a 2D image drawn digitally (e.g. in Photoshop).

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 Post subject: Re: renderings in to printing is is possible ?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:23 am 
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Cheers Kyrt.

Bugger :( so it may not be do able then ! Will keep trawling the web must be someone out
there that has done this with legacy of kain or soul reaver its a big world, will keep my fingers
crossed :-\


Cheers for the input guys much appreciated ;)


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