Fursuit- or puppet-head base - version 49 - otter

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Fursuit- or puppet-head base - version 49 - otter by Tioh Mar 29, 2018


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This is a head-base that can be used to build a puppet-, plushie-, robot- or a fursuit-head (costume). Ventilation holes were added for better heat-exchange. The lower jaw is movable.
I did not include the model for the ears - use a felt or foam sheet instead.

The model is scaled to hand-puppet size - rescale it if you need to. I recommend making the head at least 25cm wide for costume use.

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Hey, can you list what the finished dimensions are supposed to be? I printed this without scaling it and it is much too small for for me. I really should have measured it first...

It is currently scaled to my head size. I build tight-fitting costume heads.

Measure how much wider it has to be to fit your head and add some space for padding (I usually do not use padding inside because the mask is designed to fit my head perfectly). Rescale to the new size and check if your chin is at the right height to operate the lower jaw - if it's too low make the head bigger till it fits - if it's too high rescale just the z-axis.

Or you can scale a 3d-model of a head to your heads proportions and use that to scale the parts - I usually do this in NetFabb.

Tight fitting or not, this only fits an infant child. The scaling is definitely not correct for human use. I scanned my head and fitted it to that, roughly 150% upscaling in all dimensions. It fits tightly but well.

Whatever you use to create STL files, it may be converting units on save. I recommend you run the parts through MeshMixer (a free app) and check the scaling matches, then export from there so the scaling is guaranteed to be correct in the final output.

Sorry, I uploaded the wrong files - these were still in puppet size. The head was supposed to be 26cm wide - I always make multiple versions (I guess I saved them in the wrong folder).

I was about to say. My upconversion was an exact amount to fit an average human head, which looks like it was automated in some way. Puppet sizing by a human could use similar multiples though, so that explains things. The technical director in me just had a ton of answers solved, haha.

Yeah, 26 cm. on the X vector is just about what I got after my own sizing. It's a snug fit, but it definitely should work for the average person. I prefer snug masks myself and after my adjustments my print works great with only the slightest brim padding to keep it aligned. The mask itself is quite well designed, with my only likely change in the future being a way to snap-fit the jaw into a recessed hinge of some sort. That's just nitpicking though. Good job on this and your other designs.