3-D Printers for Puppets?

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3-D Printers for Puppets? #592
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? #591
Looking good to me! What kind of paint did you use? It seems to stick really well to the silicone.

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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? #589
I cast my first puppet arm in a 3d printed mold today! I used an armature I had made before the mold and tried to make it work, it did pretty much. Next I will make my armature based on my mold. I also found that my pinky finger is way to long...haha. So i will fix that and print the molds again.
I used a q-tip dipped in Acetone to smooth the inside of the mold. I only spent a few minutes on it. I think the results are good enough, there are some slight lines on the finished arm, but I think a layer of paint will hide it well.
I cast with MUD gel-foam. It came out of the mold very easily....and it only takes 30 minutes to finish. NO baking.

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8 years 4 weeks ago
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3-D Printers for Puppets? #582
Thanks! Haha, yeah i'm ready to try the acetone vapor! With the print times so low I feel like I can experiment with different processes to get what I want. I will post the acetone results soon. I am painting the other head after just rubbing on acetone with a qtip to see how it turns out. I'll put this head in the vapor and see how that goes.

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Very nice! Have you tried your acetone trick yet? I bet you're excited to try that out, I know I would be.

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