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3-D Printers for Puppets? 1 month 2 weeks ago #590

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painted the arm and did a quick animation test.....overall i think it's a success, and these arms look 100 times better than my first short...haha
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3-D Printers for Puppets? 1 month 2 weeks ago #591

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Looking good to me! What kind of paint did you use? It seems to stick really well to the silicone.
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3-D Printers for Puppets? 1 month 2 weeks ago #592

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Thanks Marc! I used PAX paint, which is just 1 to 1 mix of Acrylic paint and Pros-Aid adhesive. Someone suggested painting the inside of the mold with liquid latex first, then pour in the gel-foam and it could make the arm more durable.
To be honest if an arm lasts through a couple shoots and i need to replace, that's ok by me....it doesn't take much time at all to make another.
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3-D Printers for Puppets? 1 month 1 week ago #593

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I used the acetone vapor method on the heads and then painted them. I used two different types of ABS filament and it seems one does better than the other in the vapor. You can see the Blake head got lumpy and the Eric head is much smoother. Trying to finish the full puppets asap, then I can go back and reprint the Blake head.

The arms seem to be working well! Just need another layer or two of PAX paint and then some baking soda to take away the shine.
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3-D Printers for Puppets? 1 month 1 week ago #598

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Looking good! I think the paint job helps a lot, your color schemes are nice. I can't wait to see them move now. :P I bet as 3-D printing progresses, solutions will come out for getting a more smooth texture. Maybe some along the lines of rock tumbling would be acceptable in some way to smooth out many prints at once. I guess at Laika they have an army of people sanding on the replacement faces. In one video we watched on our live show, they have people touching up the paint so every face matched. They make it look easy and perfect no matter what method they use.
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3-D Printers for Puppets? 1 month 1 week ago #608

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Getting closer to some animation testing! YAY!

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