What file type is required to make a themed model?
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 themed models?
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 models 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 themed model you can make?
There is no limit to the size of model. Transportability will be your only concern on an extremely large display model.
What is the turnaround time for a themed model display?
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 be four to six months or longer. We understand that sometimes deadlines are tight and we can accommodate rush orders.
What features can a themed model have?
Besides the physical 3D model display with the proper color and appearance, you can elect to ask for special lighting, sound, and movement.
If I want a second model is it cheaper?
Our pricing is based on the fabrication costs and the time it takes to prepare your design.
The second model is less money because the design portion is complete.
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