At ERRF, I was often upstairs helping with registration and ticket sales, so my booth was a little ignored. Walter from Kuntry3D managed to catch me on one of the rare occasions I was at my booth. He snagged a quick interview. Enjoy!
Now that Maker Faire Nova is behind me, I am aiming to get my Upcycling models up and available to download for the community. This model preexisted my recent Maker Faire Nova efforts. I designed this Cork Kitty as a companion piece to EHM’s Cork Puppy back in the summer of 2015. They have been popular at Craft Fairs and black cats are particularly popular at Halloween.
For me, I found the model to be an unintimidating way to ease into painting prints. The raised details of the face lend themselves well to painting. I find brushes geared for miniature painting to work well. I use Majestic Royal and Langnickel Short Handle Paint Brush Set, Detail, 11-Piece (Affiliate link).
I typically make the eyes green and the nose and ears pink. You can add paint to the whiskers. A dark grey looks particularly striking on black cats. I have done custom orders on Etsy where we mimick the markings to real cats.
I had a friend put a slice through the cork to hold labels describing all the dishes at a Halloween party.
Although they are made from wine corks, I have found them to have appeal to children. They love playing for them! Happy making!
P.S. If you don’t have access to a 3D Printer and covet a Cork Kitty, you can purchase one from me on Etsy.
This morning I was watching Joel Telling’s new channel trailer for the 3D Printing Nerd channel and suddenly I was surprised to be looking at myself! Check out his trailing. I come in around 2 minutes and 46 seconds.
Tonight was the one year anniversary of the Friday 3D Printing Community Hangout! A number of special guests were in the hangout tonight including Heather Womack of #3DPinkMafia fame, Lauren from Abuzz Designs, and even Tessa from SparkyFace5. What a delightful event. I showed up late, but very much enjoyed seeing everyone!
Glenn and Xander hosted the Friday 3D Printing Community Hangout this week. The topic was filaments and I found the discussion fascinating. I found Repkord’s insights on scaling production and the discussion on pellet systems were particularly interesting.
Greetings All! Working with Packt, I wrote a project-based learning book to teach Blender for 3D Printing. It got published last week! I decided my return to YouTube should be called, “You Guys, I Wrote a Book!!!”.
The book walks through four separate projects to teach Blender tools and skills.
- Background Images
- Bezier Curves
- Boolean Union
- Standard Shapes
- Mirror Modifier
- Boolean Difference
- Loop Cut and Slide
- Array Modifier
- Using SVGs
- Boolean Intersection
- Subdivision Surface Modifier
- Topology Edits
- Proportional Editing
- UV Maps
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BUY MY BOOK! I am already very happy as is. If you do wish to have a copy, you can purchase the book on Amazon.
What’s next for me? I have a long list of videos I would like to make. I’ll be working on my proposal and projects for the MakerFaireNova on March 18, 2018. I will also be helping with the East Coast RepRap Festival which is looking like it will be in late June. Also don’t forget to check out the Friday Night 3D Printing Community Hangouts . I’ve been known to show up from time to time. 🙂
I was a wee late as I was trying to sooth a congested son, but I did get to visit with my pals this week at the Friday Night 3D Printing Community Hangout hosted by Matt from How I Do It. We talked about our sources of inspiration… and revealed the results of the new logo! I loved visiting with the community again!
The President of 3DP Events, LLC (the force behind ERRF), @MCHRISP1, was kind enough to give some of my failed Orioles a home. Being from Maryland, he was quite delighted to add one to his Christmas tree….even if their eyes were a little overextruded. : )
— Chris (@MCHRISP1) December 17, 2017
I had two monarch butterflies that both lost their antennae. I sent a quick tweet out to the community and offered them up as free to a good home. The Learn 2 Teach program at South End Technology Center quickly volunteered. They used them in a “Migration is Beautiful” display… and wow. That display is beautiful. I should get them to stage all my craft show booths!
Found out about a local Somolia refugee family forced to return to Somalia tomorrow bc of Supreme Court decision.
— zackboston (@zackboston) December 6, 2017
I finally had a little bit of breathing room after Cyber Week and was able to catch up on some of the YouTube streams. I started with Lauren from Abuzz Designs. It was particularly topical as she was discussing Etsy. I was playing it in the background while I worked and suddenly heard my name. Thank you, Lauren, for such a kind shout out!