Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by WayGroovy, Mar 24, 2018.
Very nice indeed!
That was fast! Awesome, thanks
Cool idea to 3-D print new symbols for the PM slots.
May as well do up a quick how-to.
Software required: Inkscape, tinkercad.com, cloud.netfabb.com.
Take your desired image and paste it into inkscape. Works easiest with a clear two color image, like those shared above.
Something like this. Clean lines, not a lot of jpeg artifacts.
Path -> Trace Bitmap.
Check [✓] Live Preview
Enlarge the new vector image, and delete the old pixel image. Save the image as a .svg file.
In Tinkercad, copy the PrimeMaster Blank.
Import the new svg file. Resize the image while holding shift, until it is a bit more than 14 mm in the longer dimension. Release shift, and increase the image height to about 10 mm.
You can merge the image with one of the blank/hole images at the top, to give it a 3d shape.
Move the new piece to above the primemaster back. Select the objects and Group them (circle square near the top right). Export the file as a .stl file.
Visit cloud.netfabb.com and log in however you can. Upload your stl file, and then download the new *_fixed.stl file. That is the file to 3D print.
Dude...I just added a link to your Dinologo PrimeMaster Thingiverse page from my Volcanicus Thingiverse page. See it HERE.
Thanks for the how to! Might have to play around with that
Made a LSC style matrix holder for the Dinobot primemaster thingamajig.
Fits (a hair loose) in Prime's chest.
I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong, but the tolerances seem way off. I tried to make the LSC one yesterday, and I can't get the two pieces together.
I never knew how much I needed a Dinobot Tarn in my life, but I’m glad someone has done such.
And, this thread is a genuine pleasure, WayGroovy, in my search for legends sized LSC i.e. Dynobutt stickers or water slide decals.
Now, if only I could pass a message to MMC or IronFactory or, I know, @LazyAza...
You are a life-saver! I've been looking for spare Matrix handles, and this was a great base to work with. A small tweak to add the handle cut-outs and I had exactly what I needed!
And the real reason I wanted this, for my eventual Star Convoy:
I do love 3D printing and the way we can just do things like that.
Just wish I had more time to devote to it.
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