Christmas Antlers

by Doodle_Monkey, published

Christmas Antlers by Doodle_Monkey Dec 14, 2015


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I sculpted these Antlers for my pet beagle in Zbrush. Just for giggles :) I put L.E.D. lights inside from some old light up shoe laces I had from a night color run. This model is made to be printed in clear without support so it is hollow. I then just fed in the L.E.D.s and drilled holes to access the on/off button to the lights. I used rubber bands on the indentations at the four bottom points to make a chin strap. I did have to use a flush cut saw to make them a little deeper to help them hold the rubber bands better. Merry Christmas Y'all!!

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very cool. well done.

This was on my list of things to design, now I don't have to! Great job!

Pup is a good sport too.

So you did a scan. What type of scan did you do? Did you find it was accurate enough for the sculpt or did you wind up futzing around with the print to get it to fit? Just curious about your design process.

Very well done.


Yeah, he's always hanging out with me when I'm working on stuff and I'm sure he was like "oh, I'm part of this one? Okay, whatever you say. Can I have a treat now?"

I used photogrammetry to make a scan. The more photos the better to get an accurate result. I still did end up futzing with the resulting scanned model in Zbrush to make it symmetrical, but I still got it to fit on the first print. What I did was measure the centers of my pups eyes and scaled the model to that dimension. I measured from eye to eye because it was the most prominent feature on the scan without the texture.

Hahaha that's funny. Imagine seeing that walking around when it's dark :-)

I tried to make a video one night but my phone sucks for light sensitivity. It just showed fuzzy glowing antlers floating around :)

That poor dog. lol

He was such a good sport. He got two treats for this pic :)

Nice. That looks like a "I'm going to kill you in your sleep" look. :)

With his brand new antlers. Good thing I didn't put a laser on there LOL!