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3D Print for Odion and Kuse

February 1, 2021 Leave a comment

Killer Butterfly gets a killer set of figures.

The Killer Butterfly comic book series has the title characters 3D printed.

If you remember my earlier blog post about getting some of the characters from my various comic series printed by – this is a second set that I submitted. Quick Recap: there is a plug-in for Daz Studio (3D software for composing 3D assets) that converts your scene into a printable format and can also upload your project to their site as a job. The cost ranges depending on what you submit and your chosen dimensions.

Currently, the available sizes are 4″,5″,6″, 7″ 9″ and 12″. We may offer additional sizes and scales in the future. Stay tuned!

I wasn’t sure how the different sizes would translate so I printed several of the figures at different scales. The Odion and Kuse from the Killer Butterfly comic are 9″ figures. I love the attention to detail. They even got his tatts right! The figures come on a real wooden base and have pegs under their feet to attach them to the base. Very sturdy and the best purchase so far. This will be the selected scale for my display figures. It’s very inspiring to see figures of your original characters as collectibles.

Very cool details.

Also arriving last week, was Beta One from Force Six, The Annihilators. I added him next to the Jackie-5 figure to complete that iconic cover from Season I, episode 02.

More figures to follow.

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Force Six The Annihilators by Drew Spence- The Destruction of Redder Coltrane 50Th Celebration Redux Version. (still free to read since this free-thing is working so well)

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Force Six figures configured.

Beta Two from the Force Six comic book series.

The Daz Store/ Daz Studio is the creative source and environment where most of our comic book assets originate from. Mixed Dimensions is a company that created a GamePrint Plug-in that translates the Daz item into a 3D Printable version. Mixed Dimensions now includes a system that computer prints the color directly on the model, where they used to be hand-painted. You can check their site and get a relative estimate on size and cost- since it differs per job submitted.

Jackie-5 standing on the Season I Collection.

I made Force Six and Killer Butterfly characters and some of the packages arrived this week. Beta Two was rejected for being too fragile and not having any substantial connecting points for his joints. I redesigned the asset and was still warned that he was too fragile to meet their quality standards. I asked them to make the figure anyway. I ended up making a few modifications to the collectible once I received it to increase its durability. I was worried about quality and detail versus weight and was pleasantly surprised at how light the figures were. That means I can order larger pieces without worry.

Beta Two. Pins added for additional support.

Once I submitted the figures I did need to submit additional texture files that were not captured in the original submission. It was basically a process of opening the Daz scene and using the surfaces tab to navigate to the texture maps, and sending them in a zip file. Daz does NOT allow their geometry to be resold without a license and that is determined on a case-by-case basis. So no, you will not be selling collectibles or toys of Daz-store sourced items-just like that. You will need to contact their support and open a dialogue.

Um, what else? What’s most impressive is the attention to detail and how they can add wires and cables and other finishing touches. The customer support was really good. I expect to be ordering more products from Mixed Dimensions in the future.

My random FAQ.

How does it work?

Aside from watching all the videos or reading the instructions, you make a scene and parent all the items together that you want to consider one item. The plug-in, once installed and serial-number activated, takes several images and scans of your item and uploads it to their site. You decide on size and are given an estimate. Place your order and that’s really it, unless there is an issue.

How long does it take to get your model?

Depends. Current world-situation aside, it should depend on the number of orders and all the other normal factors. I ordered my goodies during the holiday season so it was suggested to be six to eight weeks and arrived in the eighth week or two months.

What makes the Game Print plug in so special?
They have a process that closes the geometry and fixes a lot of the normal 3D print scanning deficiencies.

Can I print it on my own 3D printer?

Yes, there is an option to only order the STL file and for a small processing fee (I think, like 2-3 dollars, don’t quote me) you can download just the printable file. My original orders were only for the STL files, but the fantasy of printing at home- at a high quality $orta evaporated.

A lot of detail for such a small figure. Wow, well done. Game Print

Thank you Game Print!

You can read a full story arc for free of the Force Six comic series.

Force Six comics are available on comiXology in digital format

We are The Dynamic Universe. We create graphic comics. They sit between traditional strips and a 3-D style of photorealistic drama. Enjoy the science-fantasy action adventure with terrific tints, great graphics and compelling story-telling. Read the comic and enjoy the soundtrack. Story and art by Drew Spence.