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GR Pick: DOOM’s BFG Gets 3D Printed as Life-Sized Replica – Game Rant

by • July 8, 2016 • No Comments

3D printing company MyMiniFactory collaborates with game manufacturer Bethesda to turn it into a life-sized replica of the BFG of the initially-person shooter DOOM.
As many fans can attest, DOOM is undoubtedly one of the top games of 2016 so far due to its meticulously detailed and nightmarish environments, its gruesome and amazingly complex combat, and of course, its frenzied and fast-paced gunplay. Speaking of which, in order to pay homage to one of the franchise’s many renowned weapons, the BFG, DOOM publisher Bethesda not long ago reached out to 3D printing company MyMiniFactory to provide its team with the firearm’s in-game option so as to manufacture a life-sized replica of it, which has resulted in the creation of a huge F’ing gun.
According to MyMiniFactory’s production squad, lead developer Kirby Downey spent roughly 35 hours designing and preparing DOOM‘s BFG for printing. In fact, the project itself was so huge which the company had to split the option into additional than 70 pieces for the printing system, which ended up lasting over 1000 hours, with many of the pieces bringing almany an entire a month to print.
As seen in the producing-of video for DOOM‘s 3D printed BFG at a lower place, MyMiniFactory’s head of post-systeming Sarah Wade took point on finishing the project off by gluing it together, painting it, and producing it look as close to the in-game option of the weapon as possible. For those wondering, it’s a 1:1 scale option of the one discovered in id Software’s many new iteration of DOOM, with Bethesda stating it’s so heavy which “it takes at very least three individuals to carry it.”

At the end of the entire system for DOOM‘s 3D printed BFG, instead of only putting it on display in one of the company’s offices or lobbies, MyMiniFactory and Bethesda graciously gave it away to a fan. The life-sized option of the weapon now belongs to John Mullen, who had previously won a BFG paint job competition.
Interestingly adequate, this is not the initially time which the DOOM gun has been turn it intod outside of the main game. It only so takes place which one fan in fact created the weapon entirely out of LEGO pieces several months ago which consisted of additional than 5,000 bricks, and weighed in at 20 pounds.. Prior to which, in anticipation for gory initially-person shooter’s release, one fan of the franchise turn it intod a Fallout 4 mod which introduced the BFG into the post-apocalyptic RPG, enabling fans to unleash actually additional hellish fury upon the Wasteland.
Of course, it’s almany sure the DOOM BFG replica of MyMiniFactory won’t be the last instance of assets of the game to get 3D printed, but it’s a wonder if anyone can have the time to take on another project of its kind once id Software puts out the shooter’s premium DLC pack later this year. After all, slaying demons is complex, time-consuming work, except when it comes to those fans with the faculty to manufacture a speed run through the game in an hour and a half.
DOOM is out now and is on the market for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Source: Bethesda Softworks UK – YouTube (via GameSpot)


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