3d Modeling

Ergonomic, Engineered, & Surfaced to CAD

3D Modeling - Disney Jars
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At Hot Buttered Elves, our 3D modeling team is extremely proficient in licensed character, human-likeness, and all types of sculpting through to licensor approvals, and prototyping. Our clients are fine artists, professional sculptors, movie prop houses, and Toy Designers, Product Designers, Inventors, and Corporations. All products that require internal mechanisms, motors, mounting brackets, and full assemblies are designed with engineering programs to consolidate both the form and function of your designs. Fine art, character and human-likeness sculptures are easily printed in our 3D printers, and can be made at any size.

Our workflow is structured to work with a large variety of programs, both sculpting programs like Z-brush, Maya, and Freeform through to CAD programs such as Solidworks, Rhino, and Pro-E. Our modelers are both hand sculptors, engineers, and model makers that understand the full nature of 3D. Some of the solutions that we provide are as follows:

  • Sculpting 3D digital characters for licensor approval. We guarantee approvals for licensed characters.
  • Sculpting ergonomic characters onto CAD engineered products.
  • Turning 3D characters into CAD for tooling, for example, from STL to IGES, or STEP.
  • Characters with articulated movement requirements and engineering assemblies, like action figures, gear assemblies, …
  • Establishing material requirements for manufacturing, like wall thickness per material strength, living hinges, …
3D Prototyping - Activision
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3D PROTOTYPING

3D PRINTING

3D MODELING – FLYING BAT

3D MODELING & INVENTION – LUM LUMS

3D PAINTINGS : OUT OF FRAME

3D POSTERS : LORD OF THE RINGS

3D POSTERS : FANTASTIC FOUR

3D POSTERS : SPIDER-MAN

3D POSTERS : SCAREFACE

3D POSTERS : MOVIE MONSTERS

3D POSTERS : AMY WINEHOUSE

3D POSTERS : STAR WARS

ELF WORKSHOP

3D PRINTING : VADER

3D PROTOTYPING : ACTIVISION

3D PROTOTYPING : EXPLODER GUN

FLOAT DESIGN & BUILD

3D Scale Courtroom Models

FUNDRAISING : MARCH OF DIMES

HAND SCULPTING : GNOMBRE

INVENTION : BARBIE DOLL LEGS

INVENTION : THE MOMENT

3D MODELING : DISNEY JARS

MOVIE SPECIAL EFFECTS