Sunday, April 4, 2010

In which a useful reference tool becomes an awesome artifact

After Violet's last post, we decided that having a 3d reference of the Leviathan Centipede would be advantageous. Seeing as they are essentially our "dragon" equivalent on Ireta, they will probably be in a number of illustrations.

So I broke out a copy of Zbrush, and this happened.

Yeah, I know. Pretty awesome, right? This guy is fully rendered and believe it or not, you can get a physical one. We've ordered one just to use as reference, but it would make a pretty cool miniature for a fantasy game, or a cool hanging decoration for a particularly awesome room.

You can buy a 3d printed model here for $45, it's about 5.5" tall and about the same width (the spiraly shape means it's roughly cubic in terms of dimensions). The default $45 material is a solid but flexible white plastic, similar in strength and flexibility to the DnD mini plastic you're used to. For a few dollars more you can get it printed in black, and if you want a more rigid material they're available for even more extra.

There will definitely be more of these in the future. Expect to see airships before the end of the summer, and a variety of other mosters.

Happy sailing,

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