Introduction: Making BoBo the Devil Dog in Modo

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Creating bobo the devil dog in modo and printing it at shapeways.

Step 1: Making BoBo the Devil Dog in Modo Part1

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First we create the general shape of the body.

Step 2: Making BoBo the Devil Dog in Modo Part2

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Add more geomtry for the legs and start pulling the body to give it a more rounder shape

Step 3: Making BoBo the Devil Dog in Modo Part3

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Define the body more and give the add the feet to the legs

Step 4: Making BoBo the Devil Dog in Modo Part4

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Start defining the neck and head

Step 5: Making BoBo the Devil Dog in Modo Part5

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Define the head more and add eye socket

Step 6: Making BoBo the Devil Dog in Modo Part6

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Add the ear to the head

Step 7: Making BoBo the Devil Dog in Modo Part

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Mirror the right side to the left side

Step 8: Making BoBo the Devil Dog in Modo Part8

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Define the nose area and add geomtry to the mouth area to close

Step 9: Making BoBo the Devil Dog in Modo Part9

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Define the mouth area more and add two big bottom teeth

Step 10: Making BoBo the Devil Dog in Modo Part10

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Add a tongue what does is complete without it's tongue!

Step 11: Making BoBo the Devil Dog in Modo Part11

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Add a spiked collar for bobo

Step 12: Making BoBo the Devil Dog in Modo Part12

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To cut costs decided to hollow the body area. Ears and butt area has holes to clear the residue from the inner body..Mainly to cut costs in 3d printing!

Step 13: Making BoBo the Devil Dog in Modo Part13

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Add some color and texture

Step 14: Making BoBo the Devil Dog in Modo Part14

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Save file as vrml and upload it to shapeways, place an order in about 2 weeks the 3d printed model should arrive.
This was printed in full color sandstone.

Some of the important things I learned from making this creation to finish.
1. 3d printing is expensive. So when possible try to hollow out objects.

2.  There are thickness that needs to be measured for smaller objects to meet the tolerances of the material used. The walls on sandstone needs to be at least 2mm thick. One of the main reasons I had difficulty was because of the tongue area. A dog is not a dog without it's lapping tongue. I wanted to keep it's tongue and still have it printed in color (sandstone) The model printed is only about 3.5". Similar problem was with the ear. However for most plastics the wall thickness is only 1mm thick. These don't come in color. =(

3. The spiked colar, I wanted it to move freely (spin around the neck), but due to printing restrictions they have been fused together. The only way to get around this is to print separately and have a locking design for the collar. (This will probably be addressed in my next design)

4. Almost forgot this one. When working with smaller models, probably better to give objects a solid color than have a lot of details. Mainly details don't show up in the 3d printing. Please look at the preview of the model instruction #13 as compared to the actual 3d model.. The eyes in the computer rendering has very good detail, but in the 3d printed model it doesn't really show up to well. It would have been better to make the eyes a solid color, but this is a matter of preference.

Thanks for taking a look!

James.

Comments

poofrabbit (author)2012-05-15

Wow super cool!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-05-15

That is awesome! Was it 3D printed in one piece with the different colors? I haven't seen that before!

Yes, that's how it came in the mail as is. The texture files were uploaded with the design..I did not paint it or make any additions to the model after it arrived it the mail.

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