Halloween is just a few days away, and we have been seeing some really incredible 3D printed designs pop up around the internet. It should be interesting to see how many Halloween costumes we see this year that have been 3D printed in one way or another. While the technology certainly won’t be the hit of most Halloween parties, there will certainly be quite a few individuals walking around this year with at least part of their costumes 3D printed.
One company, 3Denovo, a soon-to-launch online 3D printing marketplace, which allows for the sharing, buying and selling of 3D designs, has gone all out this Halloween season, not with 3D printed costumes, but with some really unique figurines and props.
“This month, the main theme of our 3D prints is about Halloween,” explained Judy of 3Denovo to 3DPrint.com. “We try to send a message to our audience that 3D printing can add so much fun to the holiday, and encourage them to participate. We draw inspirations from some classic horror movies and video games. We have printed characters (Pyramid Head and the Nurse) in Silent Hill, a Stormtrooper helmet for Star Wars fans, and a bunch of zombies. Besides, we have created some decorations and accessories merged with typical Halloween elements, such as little pumpkin man, pumpkin carriage, and ghost things.”
If you take a look at some of the objects that have been 3D printed by 3Denvovo, you would think that they were done on high quality industrial level 3D printers. However, this is not the case.
“The models were designed with Zbrush and Maya, and printed by UP! Plus 2 and Makerbot Replicator [3D printers]. Some big size models were separated into several [pieces] and glued together afterwards. One thing I’d like to stress is that there is a careful painting process after the models are printed out. Our designers painted the white models with acrylic colors and spray lacquer. That’s why our 3D printed models do not look lifeless.”
We are all used to seeing printed objects come off of FFF based 3D printers, which are just boring 3D outlines of designs. FFF technology doesn’t allow for the detailed colorization as some of the larger SLS machines provide. However, if post-processed in the correct manner, these more boring prints can turn into quite the extraordinary masterpieces, as seen in the work done by 3Denovo.
It should be interesting to see what the launch of 3Denovo encompasses, once they are ready to move forward, but we have a feeling that it will be quite unique, at least judging by these articulately designed 3D prints. What do you think? Do you like these 3D printed Halloween pieces? Discuss in the 3Denovo Halloween Prints forum thread on 3DPB.com. Check out some more photos of these prints below.