Convert a 2D Design into a 3D Printable Model

Contest Brief

UPDATE: I'm putting this update at the top because all entries so far have made the same mistake. I am not looking for a simple extrusion of the design. The intent of this contest is not to simply mechanically extrude the 2D design. I expect you to use your artistic and modeling skills to re-interpret the design into the 3D space. Consider the "bones" part of the design. Those represent baby rattles. I would expect that a baby rattle would have a cylindrical profile, in the middle and round (spherical) profiles on the ends. Consider the skull. Skulls have shape (z-dimension). They aren't just flat. Etc, etc, etc.

I need to have this 2D design converted to 3D with the intent of 3D printing the design and then subsequently using that print as a casting mold.

I am including photos of an example of the type of part I intend to end up with. What I want is something of a hybrid between a true 3D model and a relief model. For example, the "crossbones" of the skull and bones design are meant to look like a baby toy. In 3D space, the center of each element on the ends would be a sphere, so I want them to be spheres in the model, but I also understand that they will have to be "flattened" in order to work in this context.

I have included a couple of basic diagrams indicating the size of this piece. One thing to note is that the overall height is listed as 0.75", but that is BEFORE any design elements are added. The maximum height of the design elements is 0.25"...meaning that can extend a maximum of 0.25" above the curved shape.

Elements can either have a positive offset to the curve (ie, rise above it) or a negative offset (ie, be set below the level of the curve).

The back side of the design should just be flat.

I'm not sure how to describe all this stuff, so if you have questions, by all means feel free to ask!

Final delivery needs to be something I can load into Blender. I would prefer a native Blender file, but if you have something else that will work, that's fine too.

UPDATE : I added the original Adobe Illustrator file of the design, in case anyone finds that helpful. I also exported it from Illustrator into an SVG file and uploaded that.

UPDATE: Received an initial submission that lead me to think I may need to be more clear on this. I am looking for much more than simply taking the design and extruding it. I want to see the design truly modeled in 3D, and then applied to the disk.

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  • andrewkfa
    andrewkfa
    • 8 months ago

    Don't close it, I'm almost done.

    • 8 months ago
    1. andrewkfa
      andrewkfa
      • 8 months ago

      Updated: entry #32

      • 8 months ago
    2. andrewkfa
      andrewkfa
      • 8 months ago

      Updated again: entry #34

      • 8 months ago
  • godraw
    godraw
    • 8 months ago

    Please check #33. Thank you

    • 8 months ago
  • victorscutari
    victorscutari
    • 8 months ago

    Can you check please the coment section on entry #25?

    • 8 months ago
  • MilanCHarris
    MilanCHarris
    • 8 months ago

    Just submitted! Id love to hear your feedback! :) #12

    • 8 months ago
  • MilanCHarris
    MilanCHarris
    • 8 months ago

    First off, thank you for keeping it open! I will have a submission ready for feedback by tonight! Id also like to say the SVG file isnt as clean as it could be (some corners arent connected, some parts are very thin), so for my submission ill do some slight edits to make it better for 3D printing. Thank you for your time :)

    • 8 months ago
    1. SpeedBinder
      Contest Holder
      • 8 months ago

      Edit as much as you like! As I said, I want you to take artistic liberty here! I want to retain the basic look of the typeface, but other than that, you are free to re-interpret the design any way you like.

      • 8 months ago
  • denislun
    denislun
    • 8 months ago

    Dimensions specify in mm

    • 8 months ago
    1. SpeedBinder
      Contest Holder
      • 8 months ago

      Did you mean to type that into Google?

      • 8 months ago
  • SpeedBinder
    Contest Holder
    • 8 months ago

    A couple of Freelancers have asked me to keep this open to the end. Don't worry. Take your time. I fully intend to use the full amount of time!

    I also want to mention that you should feel free to re-interpret the design however you like. It's ok to take some artistic license. The basic idea of the design is to start with a traditional "biker culture" skull and cross bones image, but then play on it by replacing the bones with criss-crossing baby rattles. Play around with that. Have some fun. Go crazy.

    The only thing that is pretty much mandatory is the text on the top of the design. I want to keep that pretty much as is. I will also comment that some have submitted entries with the text in relief (ie, negative z-direction) which I tend to prefer of showing the text coming forward, out of the base disk.

    • 8 months ago
  • asa58666b283579b
    asa58666b283579b
    • 8 months ago

    please keep it open until the end. thanks!

    • 8 months ago
  • mostafanaga
    mostafanaga
    • 8 months ago

    if you please wait my enttry

    • 8 months ago
  • mostafanaga
    mostafanaga
    • 8 months ago

    work on it

    • 8 months ago
  • qulashermit
    qulashermit
    • 8 months ago

    HI.. please rate #4

    • 8 months ago
  • mariusunciuleanu
    mariusunciuleanu
    • 8 months ago

    Do you also accept 3ds max files?

    • 8 months ago
    1. SpeedBinder
      Contest Holder
      • 8 months ago

      I'm sure we could make that work.

      • 8 months ago
  • jackevo
    jackevo
    • 8 months ago

    i will submit my entry tonight for sure :D

    • 8 months ago
    1. SpeedBinder
      Contest Holder
      • 8 months ago

      Looking forward to it! Thanks!

      • 8 months ago
  • KevinSanchezVE
    KevinSanchezVE
    • 8 months ago

    Do you need a specific file format?

    • 8 months ago
    1. SpeedBinder
      Contest Holder
      • 8 months ago

      I'd prefer a native Blender file, but as long as we can load the result into Blender, that will work.

      • 8 months ago
  • miksug
    miksug
    • 8 months ago

    is the bottom side flat?

    • 8 months ago
    1. SpeedBinder
      Contest Holder
      • 8 months ago

      Yes.

      • 8 months ago
  • MilanCHarris
    MilanCHarris
    • 8 months ago

    I am going to get started on this tonight!

    • 8 months ago
    1. SpeedBinder
      Contest Holder
      • 8 months ago

      Outstanding! Looking forward to seeing your work!

      • 8 months ago

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