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Tengu-san 3D Model
CartridgeSave hosted the 2014 3DPrintCup, a competition inviting the North West’s creatives to submit a movable character design to be 3D printed on their Makerbot Replicator. Taking inspiration from the rich mythology of Shintoism our graphic artist Mike Snowdon penned the design of a folklore creature known as a Tengu; a crow-like deity closely associated with the martial arts. Our 3D artist Emily Cheung then translated the design, with her own touches, into the virtual 3rd dimension. Once the print was created characters were returned to their creators to be finished, a delicate process that involved removing the support structure the printer builds around your model and then painting the figure ready for the competition. Held at Manchester’s Cornerhouse the competition had attracted a huge response of great submissions which put the Makerbot to the test. Tengu-san earned Mike & Emily the trophy for “Best Team” which now proudly sits in our studio back in Liverpool.