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Wednesday 6 July 2011


Character illustration I made based on the new i-style project Vocaloid 3 character design from http://i-style.surpara.com/.


Tuesday 28 June 2011


My Arduino + Gameduino + Ethernet + SD + NESController setup...

Wednesday 1 June 2011

Gameduino Emulator Open Sourced

I've written an emulator for the Gameduino open retro gaming hardware, and made it open source.

You can grab the source code from http://code.google.com/p/gdemu/

"Gameduino Emulator" running the sample apps (Games, Retro)

Tuesday 1 March 2011

Exclusive 3D Printed Figure for Tsunacon 2011

This is the exclusive figure I digitally 3d modeled for Tsunacon 2011, a manga/anime convention in the Netherlands, held last month on the 30th of January. The figure is of Tsuna-chan, the mascot character of the Tsunacon convention. It was printed by Shapeways on a ZCorp full color printer.


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It's based on the artwork of the Tsuna-chan winter version made by Roos:

Some of you might notice the overly obvious references to certain popular characters.

Shapeways infuses the ZCorp prints with XLAform to improve their strength. Unfortunately, at this moment, this process still causes some slight off-white yellowish tinting, depending on the size and shape of the item.

They interestingly included a misprint, that was not properly processed during the infusion, with the package, together with the reprint. It shows less off-white, but there's light spots on the surface. There's also a lot of the XLAform stuff visibly remaining in some places where it's more difficult for it to get out, as you can see in the following picture.

Figure on Thingiverse

A while ago, I made the first figure that I initially released on Shapeways available in bust format on Thingiverse. I was interested in seeing how different printers compare to each other on various details and features in the shape.

Here's some pictures of what people have made so far.

The first one was printed by TheRuttmeister on a MakerBot.

Another one printed on a MakerBot, but this time printed by Skimbal, upside down at double scale.
The top of the head shifted a bit for some reason or another, but otherwise it looks quite decent.

Avantime printed one on a commercial printer, the Envisiontec Ultra.
Those machines have some fine detail quality.

And Schorhr printed one on his new PP3DP. The print failed halfway.
He also made another smaller print on the same machine.

For those of you who want to try printing the full figure, it's available over at 3DMarvels.com, where you can also find an interesting selection of various other people's designs. The smaller bust version can also be ordered and downloaded from Shapeways, if you do not have a 3D printer, but want to see what it looks like 3D printed in real life. In the near or far future I will release a complete figure on Thingiverse as well, whenever it is that it is ready.

Sunday 27 February 2011

Global Game Jam

Last month, January 27-29th, I was at the Global Game Jam in Antwerp (http://globalgamejam.be/).
The team I joined made a game where you have to build your island village into the sky to protect the inhabitants against the flooding water.
You can download it here: http://globalgamejam.org/2011/stacking-island
I did some modeling and textures for the props that the buildings are created from.

Saturday 19 February 2011

More keychains

More keychains in different shapes.
Available as co-creator template at Shapeways.

Tsunacon Keychain

Exclusive keychains I made for Tsunacon (a manga/anime convention in the Netherlands) of their mascot.
They were sold at the event, and will be sold at the Tsunacon stand on other related conventions in the Netherlands and Belgium as well.


Friday 24 December 2010

Santa Girl 3D Printed in Color

I printed out another figure. This one is printed by Shapeways as well (http://www.shapeways.com/model/190101/_santa_girl__figure__full_color_.html), in their "Full Color Sandstone" material (which is basically stuff printed by a ZCorp machine with some additional post processing for extra strength).

The result looks pretty decent, and the figure is quite heavy... It's about 16.5cm high.

I went a little overboard on shading in the texture (which I shouldn't really do, but it's just for testing purposes here), and this resulted in some black spots which seem to blend out quite a bit, so that's something I'll have to avoid, other than that the colors turned out roughly as I expected them to be.

Anyways, here are the pictures! :)

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Friday 17 December 2010

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!


Pictures of 3d print will be posted as soon as the print arrives.

Available from http://www.shapeways.com/model/190101/_santa_girl__figure__full_color_.html.

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