Almost done! I sneaked in a couple more hours on it tonight.
What still needs to be done to Mini Bimmerz is just some boring trudge work making sure points aren't intersecting, and in the arms I know they are. Then some trial and error with the textures, seeing how the website that prints them prefers them.
Now this version is a whole lot sweeter than the last one. The earrings move, so you can jangle those tiny little splangers! The head rotates, the arms rotate (absolutely unknown how well that'll work) It's odd that there will be no assembly required. The earrings for instance will be printed, in place. Ah the wonderfuly weird world of 3D printers!
Something I just noticed while this was rendering, the arms got bigger than they should be I think. Have to measure it against a real collectible.
Now before I finish off, some questions for Lisa. Is there anything here you'd change? Skin colour, earring colour, something extra you think would really nail it. A handbag, a mobile phone, jeans instead of the plus one design. Smaller eyes, different eyes, bigger eyes! lol The nice thing is everything is editable, so let rip
Next up, if you want to go ahead and have this printed out as a real collectible, you'll need to sign up to i.materialise, it's free to do that. When it's done (hopefully tomorrow barring any bugalugs), I'll post a link to it and you can download it to your computer, then upload it to i.materialise. The sites really easy to use. I'll put up any info needed, but it's not much more than a click to upload, click to select you want it full colour and then after checking the price is agreeable, order away and they'll whisk a real Mini Bimmerz over to your place. My guess is it'll cost about $15.
Had a blast making this. It's a really different challenge making stuff in 3D for the real world. Hope the final thing approaches what you see in the virtual one.