What file type is required to make a movie prop?
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/model from these files as well. If all you have is an idea or a napkin drawing, we can start with that.
What technology do you use for movie props?
It can be a number of different technologies, individually or combined. These range from 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 engaging props that fit your exact needs.
What is the material used?
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 movie prop you can make?
There is no limit to the size of model. Transportability will be your only concern on an extremely large movie prop.
What is the turnaround time for a movie prop?
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 prop. Large projects can be four to six months or longer. We understand that sometimes deadlines are tight and we can accommodate rush orders.
What features can a movie prop have?
Besides the physical 3D movie prop with the proper color and appearance, you can elect to ask for special lighting, sound, and movement.
If I want a second movie prop is it cheaper?
Our pricing is based on the fabrication costs and the time it takes to prepare your design. The second prop is less in pricing because the design portion is complete.
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