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Topic: Plushies from Video Game Models *picture heavy*  (Read 2803 times)
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crystalfairy
« on: August 06, 2013 06:27:57 AM »



I created this method to turn video game models into plushies. Below is cross-posted from my blog.

I started with this awesome 3D model of a video game character. It is made up of approximately three things.



The first is a set of 3D points, to define its shape.



The second is a set of 2D points (called UVs), to define how textures are applied to it.



The third is the texture itself.



I took that model, and created a new set of UVs for it, such that whenever two sets of UVs joined, a seam will be created on my final plushie.



Using scripts that I wrote, I created a new texture, based off of the new UVs, the old UVs, and the old texture. Heres one of several pieces.



This new texture I printed into fabric and sewed together to create my plushie.



You can see more pictures on my blog.

I entered this project in the Road to Maker Faire Contest. If I win, I could go to Maker Faire and teach people how to make their own plushies of their favorite characters. I would be able to give away my code, my patterns, and free kits.

Please vote for me.
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ssface
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2013 06:59:36 AM »

That's a pretty cool idea.  It came out great!

You can do something pretty similar by using papercraft patterns as sewing patterns.  Easier because you don't need to determine yourself where the seams go, and there's a huge variety of papercraft online.
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Annie38
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2013 09:23:02 AM »

WOW he look Awesome and I vote for you
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crystalfairy
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2013 09:54:33 AM »

That's a pretty cool idea.  It came out great!

You can do something pretty similar by using papercraft patterns as sewing patterns.  Easier because you don't need to determine yourself where the seams go, and there's a huge variety of papercraft online.

Thanks. I wanted to do a more direct conversion from the in-game model to a plushie. I'll look into paper crafts.

WOW he look Awesome and I vote for you

Thank you so much!
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thecharlimonster
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2013 06:14:25 PM »

WOW! That's so amazing, I can't even believe it!
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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2013 04:14:06 PM »

this is so awesome.
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ShantiNaga9
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2013 09:43:47 AM »

Very cool stuff!

I assume you're printing these out on 8.5 x 11 printable fabric sheets?
How many sheets did take you to make this plush?
And how much are you sewing by hand and how much by machine?

Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2013 07:13:59 PM »

Brilliant!
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2013 05:02:53 AM »

That is so awesome and it seems very difficult, I love it.

you seem awesome
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lisakristene
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2014 03:26:14 AM »

Very cool idea.  Thanks!
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