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I had this idea of taking a character from a game, like a custom made player character, and exporting it somewhere and having it actually 3D PRINTED, and have it set on my desk or something. However, for one, I don't know if this is possible. Second, aren't there copyright laws that prevent this from being done?

 

I hope this is possible, I'd kill to have Skyrim figures custom made!

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On 11/9/2017 at 9:52 AM, LAwLz said:

Just a warning, 3D printers are not exactly suitable for figures yet.

They absolutely butcher any details you might have on the model.

It depends. With a larger scale, slow print speed, and small layer height (like < 0.1mm), you can get some pretty decent figurines out of them. And a well tuned printer ofc.

 

 


 

 

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On 11/9/2017 at 6:52 AM, LAwLz said:

Just a warning, 3D printers are not exactly suitable for figures yet.

They absolutely butcher any details you might have on the model.

Not if you use an sla printer, sure fdm can be pretty bad for fine details, but stereolithography based 3d printer's give you quality that might as well be injection molded. Hero forge uses sla printers to make their figurines.


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It's very much possible, with limitations. Attached is a custom posed figure pulled from Chivalry 3D Printed on a DLP Resin 3D Printer (at tiny scale). I did a tutorial on it years back but the polygon count of in game files is very low, games hide this with bump maps and textures. You can't easily print your 'custom character' from skyrim because all the armour and details are defined in game, but printing the .nif assets is easy enough. Here's the more recent fallout 4 tute, will work with skyrim. 

 

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