Post by meliandolls on Jun 16, 2017 1:38:53 GMT -8
That's very interesting question! I think it's a matter of taste. I worked with 3D printing, it's very intresting and some easy (I can do the auto symmetry in programm), but more expencive, because quality 3d printing is not cheap. May be some day I will return to Z Brush But I make dolls by hand, that's just my choice, I like to feel the clay in my hands Also I think that both of these ways have a soul) After printing, details require a lot of hand working. May be the handmade molds more alive, because symmetry is not ideal (human faces are asymmetry). For me in the doll are important: quality, well-designed image and liveliness in her eyes)
Sorry for my bad English, I hope that you will understand my opinion (thanks to Google Translation for help)
I do worry though, that the software could be making it easier for people to basically "steal" the designs of another. For example, they could just scan the body parts and joints- and then modify them here and there so that they are "unique" and then print...
It costs a lot still to scan, the printing is down a lot, but scanning- probably costs as much as making a mold and recasting. Also a lot of touching up has to occur after it is printed initailly. I think it is up to the artist to make the doll come "alive" with either technique. I see a lot of dolls that dont appeal, sculpted either wayl, because they arent special in some way.
I don’t know much about either technique, but I think they are both valid, as an artist is behind each doll at the end of the day. I would own either. Actually I would like to learn more about 3D printing and maybe even try it one day. Who knows