3D Printable Helmet and Armor Files

Bucs37DK

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Yep this’ll be the matching chest for the second set with the deadeye helmet. So....if I get this printed I’ll have 2 armor sets at the half way piont (printed that is.....still have a lot of finishing ahead of me:eek:) But I think the lower halves will go much quicker (well.....I’m hoping anyway)
First piece down
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Happy Printing :)
Thats a good looking print right there. Gotta love assembling. Once it starts taking shape you can't help but have a huge grin on your face looking at it.
 

SI3RRA 117

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Do you have that C.I.O torso 3D print file?
"You know our motto: We Deliver!" haha sorry couldn't resist. Yes I guess I forgot about uploading this one. Here’s mine all printed and jazzed up and here’s the link . This file is a bit on the large size, I may have gone a bit overboard on the subdivision with this one :whistle:
CIO Chest File
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Nolan

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Also I'm kind of new to 3d printing, but how do take a 3d print file and make it in to pieces? Like the halo 4 fotus chest you were printing and it comes out in pieces. How do you do that?
 

mblackwell1002

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Also I'm kind of new to 3d printing, but how do take a 3d print file and make it in to pieces? Like the halo 4 fotus chest you were printing and it comes out in pieces. How do you do that?
An easy way to split a 3d model is with a program called Netfabb. It's free from Autodesk, i'll shoot you a link.

Download Autodesk Netfabb 2018 | Free Trial | Autodesk

There's a free version and a free trial version, you'll probably want the free version. That's what I use, and it has all the features you'll need for slicing.
 

SI3RRA 117

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Also I'm kind of new to 3d printing, but how do take a 3d print file and make it in to pieces? Like the halo 4 fotus chest you were printing and it comes out in pieces. How do you do that?
And there’s also meshmixer which I think its by Autodesk too. I wpuld also scour YouTube I’m sure you’ll find some videos. You’ll want to use the plane cut tools
 

Nolan

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SI3RRA 117

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Other than a file conversion what would I have to do with these?
Here check out this tutorial..... this is basically how I prep the asset files from the armory for printing.
Tutorial: 3D Printing Pepakura Files with Blender
That’s just cleaning up a single piece of armor. Have you downloaded the zip for the armor? That’s step one. Then I like to load the body obj file Into meshmixer and click separate shells. This separate all the the armor chest, forearm shoulder etc. then I highlight the part I want to work on. Then export it as an obj. Then I load that exported piece say a forearm for instance into armor smith designer for scaling. Then I go to blender and smooth it. Then it’s back to meshmixer to split the model to fit my printer. Then load the split pieces into Windows 3d builder to arrange each split piece for optimal printing.(I like 3d builder for this because it has a settle object tool that makes sure your model sits flat on the print bed). Then I load each piece again into my printer software for final tweaking and then finally I can “print” I’ll use quotations because well you know
Phew.....:::See easy peasy haha hopefully I got all the steps in there and sometimes it’s back an forth between steps. Oh and always push save whenever you can. Like I said this is my work flow, everyone else has their own methods that work for them. But it’s not download and print like it appears to most. I know i was guilty of this misconception before I got my printer. So it’s gonna take some trial and error to find out what works for you. I’m still learning new things and tweaking my workflow accordingly. So good luck hope this helps a little? Sorry for the long read.
 
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AgentPaxton

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Awesome, I've got it smoothed out now, I am though having trouble cutting and arranging. I guess not an intuitive as I would have guessed.
 

SI3RRA 117

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Awesome, I've got it smoothed out now, I am though having trouble cutting and arranging. I guess not an intuitive as I would have guessed.
I use meshmixer and the plane cut tool I think it works well. I don’t remember what they are but you have to have the options set right to have it cut correctly to keeep the pieces and create new faces on the cut
 
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AgentPaxton

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I use meshmixer and the plane cut tool I think it works well. I don’t remember what they are but you have to have the options set right to have it cut correctly to keeep the pieces and create new faces on the cut
I've looked up a couple tutorials but I am unable to figure out how to create those new faces.

EDIT: It's actually working properly but it doesn't seem to want to add in those new faces. I mess around with the positioning it'll add them, just to places that aren't useful to me.
 
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SI3RRA 117

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I've looked up a couple tutorials but I am unable to figure out how to create those new faces.

EDIT: It's actually working properly but it doesn't seem to want to add in those new faces. I mess around with the positioning it'll add them, just to places that aren't useful to me.
if meshmixer isn’t working for you I’ve also split models in windows 3d builder. mblackwell1002 likes to use nettfab, might be able to try that
 

SI3RRA 117

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I got some advice from the person who was going to print them, apparently, they weren't solid, I guess.
AgentPaxton If your doing the deadeye Chest and talking about the back sides of the armor being open? This was done for a reason - this creates an armor similar to pep allowing you to put electronics and padding on the inside of the armor. I do all of my armor like this. Saves on weight and plastic and allows prints with no infill too.
 
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TheThinker

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Wait...so around how much filament would you need for each of these pieces? I'm trying to print the CIO forearm, the Deadeye helmet and the FOTUS/Deadeye chest and I'm stumped on budget.
 

SI3RRA 117

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Wait...so around how much filament would you need for each of these pieces? I'm trying to print the CIO forearm, the Deadeye helmet and the FOTUS/Deadeye chest and I'm stumped on budget.
Usually a helmet is a 1kg roll a chest is around 2 rolls and I think the forearms and such are maybe around a roll or so for both. These are just estimates as I printed these for 4’6” kids so I’m just increasing the amounts a bit. Sorry for the late reply.
 
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