The grand experiment continues.
I now have a full set of what I’m calling Gearpunk dice in my Shapeways storefront, Tish Tosh Tesh Toys. There are some visual inconsistencies between the models, mostly in the nongear corners, because of the polyhedral shapes underlying the dice, but overall, I’m happy with how things turned out. Maybe someday I’ll do a 2.0 version of them, but for now, I’m releasing these into the wild. I’ll see about getting a set of them on my own and getting some real photographs of them as soon as I can. In the meantime, this is what the Shapeways renders look like.
It’s been fun making these, and if nothing else, it’s good 3DS Max practice. Ditto for the rings, inspired by Big Bear Butt a little while ago thisaway.
Oh, and yes, I’ll still be working on Zomblob! miniatures, I will just be using Blender, so there’s a learning curve I need to master first. I don’t like Blender, but it’s free, so I can’t argue with that. I’m looking at this as a small indie startup art/game shop, and I just don’t have thousands of dollars to pour into software.