What technology do you use to create foam characters?
The technologies, individually or combined include 3D Foam, 3D Printing, CNC Cutting, laser cutting, laser etching, casting, molding, sculpting, painting, airbrushing, laminating, vinyl printing, and woodworking – all meant to produce highly captivating models that fit your exact needs.
What file type is required to make a foam character?
We work with all architectural CAD programs and modeling programs including AutoCAD, Revit, Chief Architect, ArchiCAD, Maya, 3DS Max Design, ZBrush, and Sketchup, just to name a few. If you design in 3D, we will start with your 3D files. If you have 2D blueprints and elevations, or artist's sketches, we can build a display/character model from these files as well. If all you have is an idea or a napkin drawing, we can start with that.
What is the material you use?
We match the correct material and fabrication process to your requirements in terms of presentation, size, and transportability. We fabricate in our model shop using different types of foam, wood, metal, resins, and acrylics. We can also 3D print in full-color sandstone, UV-cured resin, plastic, rubber-like acrylic, and nylon.
What is the largest foam character you can make?
There is no limit to the size of model we can create. Transportability will be your only concern if the foam character is extremely large.
How long will it take to build a foam character?
This depends on the features of the model itself as well as the scale of the model. We usually ask for six to eight weeks from the time we take the order to when you will receive the model. Large projects can take four to six months or longer to complete.
Are there any special effects I can add to my foam character model?
Yes. We have a variety of effects including special lighting, sound and movement available.
Is it cheaper if I want more than one character?
Our pricing is based on the time it takes to create your design and fabrication costs. If the second model is the same, it will be less money because the design portion is complete. Otherwise, each model is bid individually.
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