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Art Toy Design-SCULPT YOUR TOY

My goal of this class is making wearable art toys, especially on ears.

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Bought some silicon ear model from Amazon. It’s hard to borrow someone’s ear all the time, these are for hands on fabrication and scaling.

I bought some clay and wires for sculpting anyway, I tried Oculus Medium and it was much intuitive and easy than I expect. I just finished my first piece.

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I used an ear stamp as base, and put continuous clay over it. Since I used 2 separate layers, there’s no issue for extraction or so on. After putting clays, I turned off the layer of the ear stamp so the size and coordinate is off. Mostly I used smoothing tool, cuz swirl made clay twist in clockwise.

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I was inspired Nesi laying on back on the surface of the ear. Wanted to put furry fair on the belly later. I can still try when I find the right scale.

All the earring series will be inspired on fears regarding ears, such as water, ear bugs, optic nerve coming from earring holes…(totally urban legend)

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Medium was super intuitive though, the big pitfall is hard to scale to real size. 3D modeling tools provide measures thought, it won’t be accurate till I make a real size prototype and measure equivalent points.

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Apparently too small for ears, but I guess you can get the sense what I intended.
I scaled up the model with meshlab. (it’s the most reachable tool for me) I scaled twice for each axis, meaning 8 times inflated than the original. (and I was a mistake. should done root 2 times scaling.) but the good part was I figured out that VR modeling is too low poly and I could to Laplacian smoothing with MeshLab.

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I even put eyeballs on it, but it was not distinguishable for its size. I scaled it up 8 times bigger and printed again. The thing is I need to make a file using Ultimaker Cura or Cura Lulzbot edition and it was such pain in the ass. Both didn’t running well on MacOS.

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The second one was too big. I can still go for the finishing, such as using spray brush or resin coating, and putting hair on the belly! I also learned removing supports is hard in the case of organic shape. I need swirl for this.

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