Pre-Release | Mega City One

proofgrade
beta_project
3dengraving

#1

Supplies : 1/4" Proograde Acylic, 1/8" Walnut Hardwood & Cherry Ply
Op Time: 32 mins for the small one and 1hr 15min for the large one. All done @ 675LPI.

Judge Dredd is well into my top 10 movie list.

This is mostly an example of the 'forge (specifically a PRU) doing 3D Engraving.

Unfortunately, I don’t know where exactly where I got the STL as it was in my ‘movie props’ folder from about 3 years ago. But I passed it into Blender to get a depth map. Then into Photoshop to remove the solid black background and to tweak the mapping. Then imported that into illustrator so I can create an offset path as a cut line. Exported that out as an SVG and off to the races.

Close up of the tube doing its thing.

I like the way it came out so I made another one 20% bigger.

Then I wanted to see what it looked like in acrylic.

Dredd Approves.


Faux metal badge #2; comparison of carving Draftboard, basswood, poplar
Weekly Highlights for the Week Ending June 3, 2017
#2

Grab some rub n buff and it would look even more awesomer! Nice job!


#3

Uh oh, this gives me some great ideas…lolol


#4

Kewl! :relaxed::+1:


#5

Awesome Badge!
I Really love the Acrylic version!


#6

That is SWEEEET!!!


#7

really cool. Gives me some ideas!


#8

I have several photos of that badge saved in my movie props folder as well. Came out amazing, especially the acrylic!


#9

Seriously, you need to stop being so awesome. It looks so good, Nerd cred +1!


#10

Is the acrylic one painted to look metallic?


#11

that really looks fantastic. I’ll have to do a Raccoon City PD badge…


#12

Holy moly, that’s incredible! Just think what you could do for heraldry and family crests and such.


#13

The golden one is GF-made or just a reference?


#14

Oh nice…love me some Dredd. :smiley:


#15

Ooooo, I don’t know what I like better – the wooden one or the acrylic one. They are both too awesome!


#16

This looks AWESOME!

So… I don’t remember how to get a depth map in Blender. Tips?


#17

That’s not Dredd.


#18

I was Dredding that…


#19

#20

Yeah – I lean toward Karl Urban – although if you’ve read the graphic novels, Sly is pretty true to the character…