Thanks for checking out my tutorial on this laser cut toy I'm launching on Kickstarter.
Step 1: Snap Scenes Kickstarter Project (laser Cut Toy)
Snap Scenes is a new project that I'm launching on Kickstarter
It's a small laser cut wood animal toy and Its made from 100% Baltic birch that I source locally.
The Scenes can be snapped out and set-up, can be painted, colored with marker or left in there natural wood form. Every Scene comes with characters, background scenes and a base to place them on.
Step 2: Design
Snap Scenes placements are designed in Corel Draw then exported to the laser cutter.
Step 3: Laser Cutting
3a) We mask off the Baltic Birch with vinyl cutter (Pre-mask) so it won't burn the surface as much.
3b) We export the Corel Draw image to the Epilog Helix Laser cutter, it is super easy to use it basically acts as a printer, You just adjust the speed and power settings and hit print.
3c) Remove the masking tape.
4c) If you don't have your own laser cutter try joining your local Makerspace, I work out of shop called Assentworks they have Laser cutters, 3d Printers and tons of other great equipment.
Step 4: Set Up and Paint It.
Paint and set up your scene.
Step 5: Filming
We filmed our Kickstarter stop motion video using a Green Screen and multiple walk sequence of a lion walking.
You can check out the video at www.kickstarter.com and look up Snap Scenes.
The walks sequence is made from 16 unique lasercut pieces, we took from a real walking animal, so it has an interesting look.
Please think about supporting our campaign we have some really great rewards starting at $5