Review – 3DTotal’s anatomical male figure

0 2013/11/27

a few weeks ago, i moved to a new flat with a nice home office. The good thing is that i have finally enough space, but..this space is almost empty.

that’s why i was looking for some “inspiring” stuff to place around me. i started looking for a nice anatomical full body figure as a reference. i mean, when you are working on a humanoid character, its always perfect to check the muscle and the structure of a “real”, working human. But, that problem with Anatomical Models is, that they are bloody expensive and when you buy a cheap, you will get something to small or even wrong anatomy. after that point, i was totally demotivated, was just to much money (probably worth it) was a planned move to a new flat, and buying are more or less accurate model is just stupid.

One day i saw the news about Kickstarter Project from 3d Total. It looked so promising, i mean a payable figurine with all the details under the skin but without losing the information of the “top layer”.
“Whether you use pencil and paper, paintbrushes, clay, or any form of digital art software, our figures will be invaluable if you want to understand the form and structure of human anatomy.

Our first figure is a neutrally posed, athletic build male standing at 11 inches tall. This size and low price tag makes this model a perfect desktop reference, while also maintaining all the detail you’ll need. The figure has been sculpted for 3dtotal by Federico Scarbini and Dan Crossland, printed using a top quality 3D printer by Ownage, and then cast in grey resin to make the variation in the surfaces and directional flow of the muscles easy to see and understand. One half of the model shows full skin, while the other is a clear and detailed dissection revealing muscle structure.

3dtotal launched this figure as a Kickstarter project in March 2013, which finished with an incredible 346 backers and £24,662 pledged of the initial £1,500 goal (1,644% over). There has already been a host of happy customers who are now all lined up and waiting for the next in the collection: a female anatomy figure.”  (http://shop.3dtotal.com/male-figure.html)

 

So as you see, they reached the goal and i have something new on my desk. actually the parcel arrived 2 days after i moved to my new flat, perfect timing.+ the figure serves its purpose, its some much easier to understand the shapes and flow of the muscle structure, especially when you have strong light near (mine is standing right under desk lamp), with a real object instead of pictures.+ lots of fine details+ The material helps to describe the surface quite good, its a mid-grey resin, not to smooth, but smooth enough for a decent wide specular. The weight is around 350gram and the base is wide enough to give the model a save stand.+ affordable+ as a kickstarter founder i also received a nice sketch book and a mechanical pen+ even looking good as a “decoration piece”- you can see some seams of the printing, but nothing too bad. nothing where  some sandpaper and a scalpel can’t help

– could be a little bit bigger

 

 

links:
http://shop.3dtotal.com/male-figure.html

http://www.federicoscarbini.com/

http://dancrossland.co.uk/

http://www.ownage.com/

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