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Making the Medal - 2017

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The previous contest medal was insect-themed....

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... so we'll need a new one for "Summer Memories".

 

Here is the starting point of what it might look like. Thom surfing a wave out of a monitor....

 

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Looks good so far. What about the reverse side, you could have Tom/Thom in a hammock.

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The reverse side will stay the same. Scroll of Honor with winner's name...

 

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The reverse side will stay the same. Scroll of Honor with winner's name...

 

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:facepalm: Yeah, makes more sense. I guess it has been a while since the last contest, forgot what the other one looked like.

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this morning I thought I had all the essential elements squeezed into place and then...

 

D'oh!

 

I forgot the surfboard that goes between Thom and the wave! :facepalm:

 

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I received my award/certificate by the way for the previous contest but failed to mention it here. Thanks much Robert!

Very impressive!.

 

Folks should consider such a prize well worthy of submitting an entry in the current contest just for the opportunity to have one of these on their wall.

And speaking of that... I need to get back to working on my entry!

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An AO render gives me a rough idea of what it will look like with antiquing applied.

 

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D'oh! Forgot the sunglasses!

 

 

 

 

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The text is a regular straight line in the model, but an Action Object Distortion Box makes it easy to curve and fit into the medal...

 

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That's an interesting solution. It looks fantastic!

 

Great work!

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Here's a bit of medal insanity.  Watch your fingers!
 

 

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Here is a first look at the "Summer Memories" medals, cast by Ken Citron (AKA pixelplucker)...

 

3D print in resin...

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Clay mold...

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Pewter casts...

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AMAZING! Fantastic job!

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Hey Robert, any ETA on when we might get them?

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Less than a year?

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I have productive days and i have unproductive days.

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Has it been less than a year yet? :-)

My nephew cornered me this weekend asking if I had it yet. I told him about it when I won and he was so enamored with the idea that I was getting a "real" medal that he's still thinking about it and, I gather, told all of his friends at school.

My cred with my nephew is in jeopardy here. :-)

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It's  my fault.

The personalization on the back was done with a laser ink process that could image any b/w bitmap onto the metal. It was easy to warp spline fonts with a D box in A:M  to match the curvature of the "scroll" it appeared on and then render that to get the bitmap. The concept was good but in practice the laser ink was kind of blurry and unreliable so this time we will try "diamond etching" to put the text on.

the diamond etcher can't take a bitmap as input, it requires a vector file and I haven't figured out a way to accurately get from the warped font bitmap to a  .eps or .ai vector representation of that without manually tracing it nor have I found a way to export the warped spline fonts directly to a vector art format.


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Here's a video about taking an STL file and using this free slicer software to export the slices as svg.

Seems worth a shot. Looking forward to my First Prize medal!

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Here is a quick look at using the Distortion Box to transform text in perspective without having to plan the placement and curvature in advance.
 

 

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Imagining what "diamond etching" might look like...

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👍

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First look at medal on genuine pine plaque...

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Beautiful!

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