Georges Melies, Createur du Spectacle Cinematographique
I'm sharing this to again thank everyone who has supported my ongoing Kickstarter campaign, Through a Scanner, Skulpturhalle, http://ThroughAScanner.com
If you're already a backer, Thanks! Thanks for your support, and for helping spread the word. With your help, the project has started to get some good press coverage. It was picked up on the very highly read Very Short List: "3D Printing. It's Getting Real, Folks" http://bit.ly/17nojhW It was also covered in this piece in The Atlantic Cities, "Art Museums Better Hurry Up and Get Ready for the Future of 3D Printing" http://theatln.tc/146o30v which is a pretty accessible intro for the uninitiated. It'd make for a good article to pass along to others, if you were so inclined...
If you haven't heard of my project: My Kickstarter will suport me travelling to the Skulpturhalle Basel museum in Switzerland to 3D scan a collection of plaster casts of ancient Greek and Roman sculptures. Then I'll edit them for 3D printability and share it all here on Thingiverse. If you like the models I've scanned and shared so far, and want to help me keep at it, please consider supporting my project, and tell others about it. Please take a look at the project site: http://ThroughAScanner.com
But for now, here's another printable scan for you while we wait--and hope--for the Skulpturhalle project to materialize.
I scanned several graves in Pere Lachaise cemetery, Paris, in October, 2012. There are so many incredible sculptures to choose from there, monuments to incredible people. This one is special. It's the verdigris bronze bust by Renato Carvillani that graces the grave of French illusionist and cinematography pioneer Georges Melies--the father of special effects and science fiction movies. It seems fitting to render him in a new medium. Fitting too, to do it for you, for people who see that medium's potential. I hope you like it.
I'll continue to try to process and publish more scans I've already done elsewhere and at other museums while the Skulpturhalle Kickstarter is still running, to make my "updates" worth your time. (Ever seen a Kickstarter start delivering stuff to backers during the fundraising stage? Alert the media!)
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I've uploaded a bunch of printable files:
The "Full Bust" file is the original bust, scaled 1:1 with the original, which is larger than life. (I'd guess it's about 150% human-scale)
The "Hollow" file is a cropped version, omitting the shoulders and back, cut along the lapel lines to form a "V." I scaled this down to human-scale, and made it hollow.
The files "01" through "06" files are the human-sized "hollow" version above, cut into six pieces that all fit within the print volume of a Replicator1. (The collar piece is oriented to just barely fit.) All these pieces print cleanly without external supports. Ther's a mounting bracket for this group too. (This is the version I've printed life-size, and am showing in the photos above.)
The "solid" version is similar, but it's not a shell, it's solid.
The "solid, mounted" file is the same, but with a receiver for a printed display stand, also included. (I'd only use this for a very small print -- seems like a waste to print a big stand.)
The "solid mounted" "01" and "02" are the same as above, but into two pieces. You'll have to scale these to fit your printer.
I think that's it...
I've only printed the 01-06 group, and it turned out very well. I think all the others should print no problem too.
Kickstarter video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUjvV4xV7NU