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JP - Improved T-REX - Work in Progress on 3D Printed Version


By winteriscoming

6 years ago



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#1651 1 year ago

This is just amazing workmanship! I look forward being able to add this to my JP in the near future.

#1652 1 year ago

Things are looking good in regards to bottom teeth not interfering or making contact.

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#1653 1 year ago

If I divide this up into 3 print jobs, Cura estimates a total of 2 and a half days of printing all parts at .05mm. In my experience, its estimates are always too short, so who knows how long it will actually take to print.

I ultimately need to do a final .1mm version and a .05mm version to make a determination about whether or not it's necessary to go to .05mm. My drafts were done at .2mm and even that's looking pretty good from the distance you stand while playing.

Maybe I'll have the .05mm version printed by the middle of next week.

#1654 1 year ago

I have to say that while your T-Rex overall is extremely impressive, the teeth really make it over the top.

#1655 1 year ago
Quoted from winteriscoming:

If I divide this up into 3 print jobs, Cura estimates a total of 2 and a half days of printing all parts at .05mm. In my experience, its estimates are always too short, so who knows how long it will actually take to print.
I ultimately need to do a final .1mm version and a .05mm version to make a determination about whether or not it's necessary to go to .05mm. My drafts were done at .2mm and even that's looking pretty good from the distance you stand while playing.
Maybe I'll have the .05mm version printed by the middle of next week.

IMO trying to go down in layer height like that just gives you basically the same thing, in more time. Hit it with a quality filler primer and call it a day at the standard .2mm.

#1656 1 year ago
Quoted from Aurich:

IMO trying to go down in layer height like that just gives you basically the same thing, in more time. Hit it with a quality filler primer and call it a day at the standard .2mm.

I can give the filler primer a try. Any recommendations? I've got several cans of PlastiKote sandable primer, but not sure if I'd need something else. I do want to avoid washing out details with something like this, though.

#1657 1 year ago
Quoted from winteriscoming:

I can give the filler primer a try. Any recommendations? I've got several cans of PlastiKote sandable primer, but not sure if I'd need something else. I do want to avoid washing out details with something like this, though.

I like Rustoleum, but any filler primer will do. It doesn't fill that much, it's not gonna wash out details, or magically fix all the layer lines, but I think your model's surface already hides a lot of that.

But really, do a few test prints with different layer heights and see for yourself. I think there's a point where you're just raising your print time without getting any appreciable benefit. No need to print the whole model, just isolate a little section to test so you don't have to wait days.

#1658 1 year ago
Quoted from Aurich:

I like Rustoleum, but any filler primer will do. It doesn't fill that much, it's not gonna wash out details, or magically fix all the layer lines, but I think your model's surface already hides a lot of that.
But really, do a few test prints with different layer heights and see for yourself. I think there's a point where you're just raising your print time without getting any appreciable benefit. No need to print the whole model, just isolate a little section to test so you don't have to wait days.

I've done some print tests and have always thought .05mm looks like it's not even 3D printed. If you look at this thread's gallery on page 4, there are some pics of .05mm tests.

I don't know. The perfectionist in me wants these to look their best, but in some ways "best" may not even be discernable from "plenty good" from the player's perspective. Probably player's perspective should be my main focus instead of going for highest quality at 1 inch away from your face. We'll see.

#1659 1 year ago
Quoted from winteriscoming:

I've done some print tests and have always thought .05mm looks like it's not even 3D printed. If you look at this thread's gallery on page 4, there are some pics of .05mm tests.
I don't know. The perfectionist in me wants these to look their best, but in some ways "best" may not even be discernable from "plenty good" from the player's perspective. Probably player's perspective should be my main focus instead of going for highest quality at 1 inch away from your face. We'll see.

Personally, I think .15mm is a good compromise for an object such as this with texture and that will be viewed from 3-4' away. Higher resolution always improves the model's details, but I wouldn't think absolutely necessary in this case. Obviously, it is your project so you should do what you want. Maybe you print at 2-3 different resolutions that you offer to others, and price accordingly.

Also, I don't know if your slicer (Cura) allows it, but in slicers like Slic3r you can set variable resolution based upon layer levels. If you have a particular range of layers in a model that need more detail (e.g. the poles of spheres, etc.) then you can make those areas with more detail but the rest of the model at a standard detail. May not apply to T-Rex, but thought I would mention.

#1660 1 year ago

Well... the print job that consisted of the head and jaw took a whopping 30 hours and 44 minutes to print at .05mm layer height. A 1.5mm version of the same parts took not quite 10 hours.

At 1.5mm, I'm still likely looking at all parts taking a couple days' worth of printing, but broken up into chunks of time when I'm relatively present.

Unfortunately, the .05mm parts were a little too well adhered to the bed and I ruined them some with a spatula. That's a ton of print time and a ton of room for error, so I'm not likely offer them at this quality. I just don't like leaving it running for that long while I'm away or sleeping.

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#1661 1 year ago

The thing about photographing these is that the camera sees much better than human eyes. I think they end up looking worse in photos than they do in person.

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#1662 1 year ago

Well they look killer in photos so I think your good to start printing and painting.

#1663 1 year ago
Quoted from winteriscoming:

The thing about photographing these is that the camera sees much better than human eyes. I think they end up looking worse in photos than they do in person.[quoted image]

So cute, I could hug it!

#1664 1 year ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

So cute, I could hug it!

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#1665 1 year ago

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#1666 1 year ago
Quoted from spfxted:

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Wow, Ted posted a reply to one of my posts - Awwwwwesome!

Seriously, loved the Ferrigno thread that morphed into the Ted thread - some of the most fun stuff here on Pinside.

#1667 1 year ago

Looks great to me! I can’t wait for this to become available and kick derpasaurus rex to the curb.

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#1668 1 year ago

I took some time yesterday to install the latest version in my game for testing and my game decided to blow fuses and act weird...

Anyway, I did get a player's view pic.

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#1669 1 year ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Wow, Ted posted a reply to one of my posts - Awwwwwesome!

Seriously, loved the Ferrigno thread that morphed into the Ted thread - some of the most fun stuff here on Pinside.

Thanks guy! ....now back to this awesome T-Rex!

#1670 1 year ago

So freakin' awesome!

#1671 1 year ago
Quoted from winteriscoming:

I took some time yesterday to install the latest version in my game for testing and my game decided to blow fuses and act weird...
Anyway, I did get a player's view pic.
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That looks so freaking awesome.

#1672 1 year ago

How much will these sell for?

#1673 1 year ago
Quoted from hodgesm0:

How much will these sell for?

I saw $400 posted somewhere.. not sure if that is accurate or if they will actually be produced.

#1674 1 year ago

That is some seriously impressive work!

#1675 1 year ago
Quoted from winteriscoming:

I took some time yesterday to install the latest version in my game for testing and my game decided to blow fuses and act weird...
Anyway, I did get a player's view pic.
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Your gate looks so...2-dimensional.
The new T-Rex looks excellent.

#1676 1 year ago
Quoted from Agent_Hero:

Your gate looks so...2-dimensional.
The new T-Rex looks excellent.

Oh the irony. I have a functioning gate mod, but didn't like the obvious 3D printed nature of it, so I started and never finished sprucing it up with a hand sculpted face-lift.

#1677 1 year ago
Quoted from harryhoudini:

I saw $400 posted somewhere.. not sure if that is accurate or if they will actually be produced.

I'm not sure if everyone is aware, but the 3D printed version is a 2nd phase for me. I have already produced and sold cast versions and those went for $400 and sometimes more. I'm not sure yet what the 3D printed ones will cost. Just like the prior version, they won't come cheap.

If I were to continue making cast versions, I'd definitely be raising the price of those.

#1678 1 year ago
Quoted from winteriscoming:

I'm not sure if everyone is aware, but the 3D printed version is a 2nd phase for me. I have already produced and sold cast versions and those went for $400 and sometimes more. I'm not sure yet what the 3D printed ones will cost. Just like the prior version, they won't come cheap.
If I were to continue making cast versions, I'd definitely be raising the price of those.

Weren't the cast versions silicone type material that flexes? How will the 3D printed versions work? Are they replacement of the existing hard shell?

#1679 1 year ago
Quoted from harryhoudini:

Weren't the cast versions silicone type material that flexes?

No. They are rigid replacement pieces just like the 3D printed version. The exception is that the cast versions have silicone teeth.

The stock t-rex plastics are fully replaced with either version of this mod.

#1680 1 year ago
Quoted from winteriscoming:

No. They are rigid replacement pieces just like the 3D printed version. The exception is that the cast versions have silicone teeth.
The stock t-rex plastics are fully replaced with either version of this mod.

Ahhhh ok, maybe I read about a test you were doing to have a "skin". Cool, I wish it was more cost effective because it's the coolest mod I've seen for the game. Combine it with more of the movie elements (gate, etc) and it really gives a whole new look. You really have me looking for things I can sell to fund this, lol.

#1681 1 year ago
Quoted from harryhoudini:

Ahhhh ok, maybe I read about a test you were doing to have a "skin".

It was a very early plan that quickly changed. If you look at just posts from me in this thread by clicking on the little person silhouette icon on one of my posts, and scan through photos, it's kind of interesting documentation of the progression of this project.

#1682 1 year ago

Want! Awesome job

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#1683 1 year ago

Just picked up my first JP and somehow stumbled upon this thread when looking for tech stuff. This mod looks amazing and can't wait to see it finished.

3 weeks later
#1684 1 year ago

Do you have any anticipated timeline when you would make it available for sale? I am having major issues with my tex body getting caught on plastics and hoping a new body could help!

Any info appreciated.

#1685 1 year ago
Quoted from pduffy:

Do you have any anticipated timeline when you would make it available for sale? I am having major issues with my tex body getting caught on plastics and hoping a new body could help!
Any info appreciated.

I just put my game back together with new plastics and I also have the body catching the plastic (bottom right corner of the t-rex). I just need to bend some mounting tabs on the "collar" plastic to move it out of the way but wondering if you have new plastics and where yours is catching.

#1686 1 year ago
Quoted from harryhoudini:

I just put my game back together with new plastics and I also have the body catching the plastic (bottom right corner of the t-rex). I just need to bend some mounting tabs on the "collar" plastic to move it out of the way but wondering if you have new plastics and where yours is catching.

Yes new plastics as well. It is catching on collar plastic as well on bottom right. How and where did you bend?

Thanks!

#1687 1 year ago
Quoted from pduffy:

Yes new plastics as well. It is catching on collar plastic as well on bottom right. How and where did you bend?
Thanks!

The metal mounting tab for the collar on that corner just needed to be bent backward a bit. The collar just sits a little too close on that right side and it catches the body but once you bend it back a bit then it clears it. I think.. my rex isn't working right now, waiting on parts.

#1688 1 year ago
Quoted from harryhoudini:

The metal mounting tab for the collar on that corner just needed to be bent backward a bit. The collar just sits a little too close on that right side and it catches the body but once you bend it back a bit then it clears it. I think.. my rex isn't working right now, waiting on parts.

Thanks! Will give it a try

1 month later
#1689 11 months ago

Still want one too! Thanks!

3 weeks later
#1690 10 months ago

Heads up to those interested. I'll probably have a couple 3D printed ones available for sale soon. I won't be taking names, so please don't PM me at this point. This is just a notice to keep an eye out.

#1691 10 months ago

Awesome!

#1692 10 months ago

remind me - how much are these?

#1693 10 months ago

Thanks for your update......

#1694 10 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

remind me - how much are these?

$10k by Christmas!

I don't know yet. I need to get through the process on a few of them to figure out the cost in my time spent on them. It'll likely be similarly priced to the first version which was listed for $400.

#1695 10 months ago

Ooooo, I want. And I don’t even own a JP yet. Someone sell me a pristine example quick.

#1696 10 months ago

I'm curious... how long does it take to print all the parts for one T-Rex with a 3D printer? It's gotta be many hours! Are you doubling up (tripling up?) on 3D printers to be able to print more than one at once?

#1697 10 months ago
Quoted from winteriscoming:

Heads up to those interested. I'll probably have a couple 3D printed ones available for sale soon. I won't be taking names, so please don't PM me at this point. This is just a notice to keep an eye out.

I'm ready. I don't want to miss out on the last batch. I wanted to put down a deposit since I hardly get any notifications from pinside.

#1698 10 months ago
Quoted from ChadH:

I'm curious... how long does it take to print all the parts for one T-Rex with a 3D printer? It's gotta be many hours! Are you doubling up (tripling up?) on 3D printers to be able to print more than one at once?

I don't like leaving it unattended overnight, so one t-rex is probably going to take 2-3 days of printing during the day when I can keep an eye on it. I'm still just running the one printer at the moment.

2 weeks later
#1699 10 months ago

I'm still working my way through the first batch of 3d printed t-rexes. It could be a couple weeks yet before they're finished. I'm still not taking names. They'll be sold when they're finished to the first ones to claim them after they're available. I'll post some pics as I make more progress.

#1700 10 months ago
Quoted from winteriscoming:

I'm still working my way through the first batch of 3d printed t-rexes. It could be a couple weeks yet before they're finished. I'm still not taking names. They'll be sold when they're finished to the first ones to claim them after they're available. I'll post some pics as I make more progress.

Awesome news.

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