Art Toy Design-SCULPT YOUR TOY
My goal of this class is making wearable art toys, especially on ears.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.