Upgrade your Christmas tree ornament game with the TRANSFORNAMENTS
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IN THE PACKAGE
Secret Santa transforms from a simple bauble into a terrifying SPIDER SANTABOT. Hack through enemies and wrapping paper using the mighty TREESWORD; convey your ambivalent feelings about the world using the special powers of INDIFFERENT MODE
NO SIGN OF REINDEER
No snow? No weather during the apocalypse? That's because there is NO SIGN OF RAINDEER. SECRET SANTA'S indefatigable companion during the end times, he transforms from an innocuous gift into the metallic harbinger of doom, ROBO RUDOLPH
Instructions to transform are included - see attached images!
I'm excited to see people make this but please - the CC-NC license choice is intentional, so no commercial usage (i.e. sales).
Generally, I print the parts at 100% scale but at fine resolution (about 0.10 to 0.13mm layer height). These are designed to be printable on a small-print-bed size at-home printer. I use supports + a raft on nearly all the parts - since they're so small you really want to prevent warping and this seems to help a lot.
The usual printing caveats apply - be sure to align the axles of the hinge joints so that they aren't perpendicular to the bed plate (they'll be weak), and that the pincers have their flat, large side in the same plane as the print bed (again, for strength).
The shells for the legs on both models are weird to print - I'd suggest having them tipped over at 45 degrees so that their outer surfaces are on top of the build plate and that the hinge axles are aligned with the build plate (example is in the attached images).
I've prefixed the STL files for Secret Santa using a SecretSantaCOLOUR prefix. The colour indicates the ideal colour of PLA you should use for the parts; for Secret Santa I suggest red, white and green. Print everything once except the Thigh part - you'll need 4 of those.
No Sign Of Reindeer
The prefix for this model is noSignOfReindeer_. Print all these parts once, except for LegPin part - 4x of those.
I think you'd get a lot of value out of finishing the models using acrylic paint. I liked the finish right out of the printer for the outer shells of Secret Santa but I painted his head and hands using silver paint; I added a bit more paint to No Sign Of Reindeer as I think the flat surfaces would tolerate it a bit better. I then coated the painted areas with a light gloss acrylic coat.
The bulk of the design was in Fusion360. The occasional piece which needed a bit more art direction - for example Secret Santa's head - was modeled in Tinkercad and imported into Fusion360 for finishing.
Directed & starring Isha Joshi, shot & edited by Bhautik Joshi
TRG_Banks: Christmas_Day (CC0) - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/TRG_Banks/TRG_Banks_Christmas_Album/Christmas_Day
XTaKeRuX: White_Crow (CC BY 4.0) - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/White_Crow