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Epcot Center Model

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:59 pm
by robpauza
Hello everyone,

I thought I would go ahead and share another Raise3D printed custom model. I combined 3D printed elements with some laser cut pieces and I have to say... everything fit together perfectly. I'm continually impressed with the precision of my N2.

This model was created as a favor for a guy at work. It was for a "Trunk or Treat" event during last Halloween and his team's theme was Disney theme parks. His particular part was Epcot of course. He asked me the simple question of "How could he build a sphere?". I took that and went way to far and ended up with a full 3D model and a deadline of about a week and a half. Well... I took a few shortcuts in the end but somehow got it done in time. Here is how it turned out. It was approximately 23" wide x 17" deep x 18" tall. I used eSun PLA+.

Thanks for looking. Sorry if this is a bit pic-heavy.

-Rob



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Here's the 3d Model and some renders:
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Here's the parts that were 3d printed:
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Here's the parts that were laser cut:
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I also incorporated some lighting using addressable LEDs and an Arduino microcontroller:
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Then, it was time to print:
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I laser cut the flat pieces and in Illustrator drew some concrete lines that were laser etched:

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Next it was time to paint:
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And finished!
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Re: Epcot Center Model

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:26 am
by Vicky@Raise3D
The details look more than amazing!
What heavy after-processing works are to get the final result!

Re: Epcot Center Model

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:08 pm
by zemlin
uh, yeah. WAY too far! :-) Looks fantastic. Excellent work!

Re: Epcot Center Model

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:13 pm
by robpauza
Vicky@Raise3D wrote:The details look more than amazing!
What heavy after-processing works are to get the final result!


Thanks Vicky. Do to time, I didn't use any post work on the prints. Just paint.


zemlin wrote:uh, yeah. WAY too far! :-) Looks fantastic. Excellent work!


Haha... no joke, but it was a fun challenge. Thanks for the compliment.

Re: Epcot Center Model

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:46 am
by Vicky@Raise3D
robpauza wrote:
Vicky@Raise3D wrote:The details look more than amazing!
What heavy after-processing works are to get the final result!


Thanks Vicky. Do to time, I didn't use any post work on the prints. Just paint.



I have finished the video of your fantastic bus. The post job looks really cool!

Re: Epcot Center Model

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:24 pm
by robpauza
Vicky@Raise3D wrote:
robpauza wrote:
Vicky@Raise3D wrote:The details look more than amazing!
What heavy after-processing works are to get the final result!


Thanks Vicky. Do to time, I didn't use any post work on the prints. Just paint.



I have finished the video of your fantastic bus. The post job looks really cool!



Thanks!

DragonXtreme wrote:Nicely Done


Appreciate it!

Re: Epcot Center Model

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:53 pm
by Titon
You do have some serious skills my friend!

Re: Epcot Center Model

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:46 pm
by robpauza
Titon wrote:You do have some serious skills my friend!


This is incredibly simple compared to your work, but thanks. -I'm just glad a had a clean wireframe for you to not judge me on. haha :)

Re: Epcot Center Model

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:55 pm
by Titon
robpauza wrote:
Titon wrote:You do have some serious skills my friend!


This is incredibly simple compared to your work, but thanks. -I'm just glad a had a clean wireframe for you to not judge me on. haha :)


LOL....well i will get you some wireframes to judge me soon. :)

Re: Epcot Center Model

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 1:24 pm
by JohnSays
Wow! You did this as a favor? Just awesomely well done. Very enjoyable to look at. Thank you for sharing so much of the process.

Re: Epcot Center Model

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:44 am
by robpauza
JohnSays wrote:Wow! You did this as a favor? Just awesomely well done. Very enjoyable to look at. Thank you for sharing so much of the process.


Haha, yeah. It also seemed like a good challenge and fun project. Thanks for the comment and praise. I appreciate it.

-Rob

Re: Epcot Center Model

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:29 pm
by dpla5762
Hi,

Your model of Spaceship Earth is absolutely the best that I have seen. I was wondering if you would mind sharing the 3D files that you created. I would love to be able to print a version myself. Thanks for the consideration.

Best,
Donald

Re: Epcot Center Model

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:33 pm
by robpauza
dpla5762 wrote:Hi,

Your model of Spaceship Earth is absolutely the best that I have seen. I was wondering if you would mind sharing the 3D files that you created. I would love to be able to print a version myself. Thanks for the consideration.

Best,
Donald


Hi Donald,
Thank you sir! And sure. Warning though, I designed the base layers for laser cutting, so I'm not sure how well they will print. I'm still at work, but will get everything together when I get home tonight and I'll DM you a link.
-Rob

Re: Epcot Center Model

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:30 pm
by robpauza
robpauza wrote:
dpla5762 wrote:Hi,

Your model of Spaceship Earth is absolutely the best that I have seen. I was wondering if you would mind sharing the 3D files that you created. I would love to be able to print a version myself. Thanks for the consideration.

Best,
Donald


Hi Donald,
Thank you sir! And sure. Warning though, I designed the base layers for laser cutting, so I'm not sure how well they will print. I'm still at work, but will get everything together when I get home tonight and I'll DM you a link.
-Rob


DM Sent. -Rob

Re: Epcot Center Model

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:25 pm
by dpla5762
Hi Rob,

Thanks so much for sharing the files! I have found that most people are unwilling to share their work. I really appreciate it! I had a couple questions for you about them though. First, I didn't see the rear middle leg in the files that you sent me. Is there a separate file for that? Second, I was wondering if you used any support material went printing the two dome halves? From the pictures it looks like it is spanning the gap at the top without support. That would be great if that is true. Lastly, I was wondering if you had a link to were you bought the led lights from. I am very new to adding lights to my models so any help with that part of the build is appreciated.

I am working on a pretty detailed model of the Haunted Mansion right now and it is almost done if you are a fan. I will post it on thingiverse when it is ready. If you want to take a look when it is done here is the link to my other models.

https://www.thingiverse.com/donaldplante/designs

Best,
Donald

Re: Epcot Center Model

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:34 am
by robpauza
dpla5762 wrote:Hi Rob,

Thanks so much for sharing the files! I have found that most people are unwilling to share their work. I really appreciate it! I had a couple questions for you about them though. First, I didn't see the rear middle leg in the files that you sent me. Is there a separate file for that? Second, I was wondering if you used any support material went printing the two dome halves? From the pictures it looks like it is spanning the gap at the top without support. That would be great if that is true. Lastly, I was wondering if you had a link to were you bought the led lights from. I am very new to adding lights to my models so any help with that part of the build is appreciated.

I am working on a pretty detailed model of the Haunted Mansion right now and it is almost done if you are a fan. I will post it on thingiverse when it is ready. If you want to take a look when it is done here is the link to my other models.

https://www.thingiverse.com/donaldplante/designs

Best,
Donald


You're very welcome, and sorry I forgot that one part. I just sent you a new direct message with a link.

No, I didn't use any support for the dome pieces or anything else. The dome halves droop a bit during the initial inside layers near the top, but quickly fix themselves and make a nice outside shell.

For the one I made here, I used some LED strips that are microcontroller controlled. I specifcically used some APA102 logic ones... but I would recommend using WS2812 if you want to light it that way. there's just 3 solder points (instead of 4) which adds up fast. They come in all different varieties, but here's a sample: https://www.amazon.com/BTF-LIGHTING-Flexible-Individually-Addressable-Non-waterproof/dp/B07BTTY4FL/ref=pd_sbs_60_8?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01CDTECSG&pd_rd_r=ebe6e4bb-a75f-11e9-888e-11c74a3a8f49&pd_rd_w=9HdgY&pd_rd_wg=F96E4&pf_rd_p=588939de-d3f8-42f1-a3d8-d556eae5797d&pf_rd_r=Y8GCZF34R3B2V752554D&refRID=Y8GCZF34R3B2V752554D&th=1D And option two, the WAY easier option, would be to simply use a regular LED strip that you just add power to. There are even some that you can change color and brightness via a remote. I think some even have an option to cycle colors, which would be cool for this. Here's a sample of one of those. https://www.amazon.com/MINGER-Waterproof-Lighting-Controller-Decoration/dp/B079B834PB/ref=sr_1_6?crid=VW9I8Y0ULVLO&keywords=led+strip+color+changing+lights&qid=1563236977&s=hi&sprefix=led+strip+color%2Ctools%2C127&sr=1-6 I personally like the microcontrolled ones just because you can do anything with them, but you do have to do some coding, which may be scary if you've never done it before.

Anyway, I hope this helps. Can't wait to see your Haunted Mansion model. I had a request to make one of those a while back. People should love it. There's apparently not a good one available. Nice job on your other models as well.

-Rob

Re: Epcot Center Model

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:03 pm
by red
Fantastic finishing work.

Re: Epcot Center Model

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:45 pm
by robpauza
red wrote:Fantastic finishing work.


Thanks so much!

Re: Epcot Center Model

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:49 am
by Jesse_Rebirth
Hello Robpauza!!

I've been searching the internet High and Low for a detailed Epcot model and happened across this one!! WOW!!! Your work is genius sir!! I know this post is 2+years old... but i was wondering if you are still offering this model? And if you would ever take commissions for other Disney Park attractions?? I hope this message finds you well.

Thank you for your time,
Jesse

Re: Epcot Center Model

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:41 am
by Jesse_Rebirth
Hi Robpauz,

Sorry if this post pops up twice, I'm not sure if my first post went through.. But I wanted to tell you how awesome this Epcot model is!! I have searched high and low for a good Epcot model.. You have captured the magic of spaceship earth and the essence of walking into Epcot :o I was wondering if this is available for printing? And if you would ever consider future commissions of Disney park attractions??


Thank you for your time,
Jesse