3D Printing Props and Costumes

Punished Props is learning how to model prop and costume pieces for 3D Printing. Follow along with our videos and create your own models–it just takes practice! We transform the printed pieces even further by cleaning them up and even molding and casting copies.

We have tried out a few different 3D printers and our current machine is the Ultimaker 2+ Extended. To get a 3D model ready for printing, a slicing program is needed. Cura is the free slicer that works with the Ultimaker. For finer control, we invested in is Simplify3D.

We encourage everyone to try modeling their own prints. Once you learn how to model, you can print any prop or cosplay piece you want! If you’ve never modeled for 3D printing before, we recommend learning Fusion 360. The program is free for students and hobbyists. Follow along with the tutorials on the Fusion 360 website to learn the basics. The program looks intimidating, but you only need a few of the tools to create simple items.

3D Modeling Programs

3D Slicing Programs

Avoid a Fire Hazard – Anet A8 Safety Upgrades

Cheap, DIY 3D printers can pose a significant fire and safety hazard if not used with extreme caution. Bill shows off the safety upgrades he’s made to this machine so that he can print his helmet with confidence.

Adding a Robot Shell to My 3D Printed Glove Skeleton

You read that right. Last week I 3D printed a flexible glove platform and this week I made aesthetic shell pieces to cover up the finger parts. These pieces were modeled in Fusion 360 and printed on the Sigma 3D printer. In this video I show how I finished and assembled those parts.

Prop: 3D Season 2 Wrap Up and FAQ

Our second installment of dedicated 3D printing videos are done and we certainly had a lot of fun. Here’s some chatter about the season, some of your questions, and what’s in store for season 3!

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