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Weekly “designer” series: Meet Daniel Lilygreen Star 3D designer

by • May 5, 2016 • No Comments


We sat down with one of #MMFStudios talented turn it intoers – Daniel Lilygreen for an exclusive inside appear into what inspires him to 3D turn it into and 3D print.

1. How old are you?

I am 25.

2. Where did you grow up?

I grew up near Swansea in Wales.

3. Where did you learn 3D turn it into?

I begined to learn 3D CAD while in college where it was only getting you to use and interact with 3D versionling software and turn it into effortless parts. The idea was to get you considering of turn it intoing in 3D rather than traditional 2D.

4. Which software do you use?

I use SolidWorks for versionling and CraftWare for slicing. I do use other tools like Meshmixer for effortless repair andMeshLab so a few of the additional complicated repairs.

5. When did you begin turn it intoing for 3D printing?

I begined around April 2014, where I begined with quite effortless shapes and I ponder my initially version was a Star Wars Gonk Droid, that is rather effortless. I may already knew how to version and turn it into of my job, so I went for a quite complicated turn it into approximately straight away, the Titanfall Atlas Mech. It took me of a month to version and another month to turn into an action figure as it was complicated to picture how sure fixtures may work. In the end I only relied on effortless woodworking techniques and only doweling and pinning parts together.


6. Where does your passion for turn it intoing and 3D printing come of?

Once I knew of 3D printing in a way that I may enjoy, like prop assembling, and so I knew I had to have printing device and begin createing these awea few replicas. Once you’ve versionled and and so printed and created a fewthing by yourself, you only want to store doing it and hustle the limit of what’s possible.

7. What’s your dimensionsablest project?

For a version, I may say it may be the Fallout 4 X-01 Power Armour Helmet, it was a quite challenging turn it into and created me use, and get advantageous at, tools that I wasn’t that effortless with via preceding but am quite adept with now.


Soon to be on MyMiniFactory.

8. Is there any project you never managed to turn it into/print?

In terms of it being too complicated version or print, already, no. There are always ways to do anything that appears complicated but it only can now be the effortless route or a fewthing you don’t normally do. A complicated version can always be broken down into effortless shapes that are only introduced together and dimensionsable prints can always be broken down to more compact individual pieces and glued back together later.

9. What are you working on at the moment ?

I am already finishing the printed construction of the Doom Heavy Assault Rifle while printing pieces for its as well. So I plan to finally finish and upload the original Bioshock Pistol and Grenade Launcher that have been sitting on my drive for a while, along with a few other versions.


10. What’s your system for creating a turn it into?

Firstly, always try and get as much reference material as you can, there can always be a sure angle when appearing at the item you want to version that can have a few hidden more detail or surface geometry that is not always visible of effortless plan, front and side views. Secondly, have a fewthing to scale off and try to imagine the dimensions in the real world. More than once I’ve been additional focutilized on assembling the version and discovered later on it’s either too big or too tiny and had to adonly all my sketches to suit the new scale. It is a effortless ability you get advantageous at the additional you version.

11. When was the initially time you saw a 3D printing device ? Do you remember what went through your head ?

The initially time I saw was a Stereolithography machine of 12 years ago that created a version of the NASA space shuttle, and with those types of machines it only appeared like science fiction, with a laser going into a clear liquid and the object rising up of it. At that time, I didn’t quite understand how it worked or what its purpose was but I idea it was quite rad, Star Trek Replicator rad.

12. Do you own a 3D printing device ? If yes, that one ?

I own a Deltatrix printing device, it’s was turn it intoed and created by an ex work colleague who had an idea to create his own and and so that successfully launched it on Kickbeginer.

13. Where do you get your inspiration?

Mainly of games and movies as I have always been interested in the various stories, folks and places through both media’s. In addition, as the concept and turn it into artists are allow approximately free reign on creating items and weapons inside these worlds, you can always get weird and rad turn it into that you can always remember and appear damn rad.

Fallout 4 – Laser Pistol


14. Do you use social media to promote your work? What’s your relationship with your followers?

I use Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and always answer any comments or inquiries anyone has, whether it be on a post or a direct message. I am always open to anyone contacting me for assist on printing, if they have feedback on my turn it intos or if they want to donate me ideas of what to version future. Many times folks have asked me what tools I have utilized or what my technique for painting was etc. and I always am pleased to assist. In all honesty, I am yet learning a lot myself as I progress and I understand at a few point, I can be the one asking the inquiries.

Do you remember to check out Daniel’s MyMiniFactory profile where you can download his turn it intos and print them by yourself.


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