I try my best to read as many emails as I can but I cannot respond to all of them since I am just one person.
Emails I will not respond to:
Instead, please check out my about page, creative process, blog or the FAQ/Policies below. If you’d like to hear more about how I got into 3D printing in depth, listen to the “Progress Personified” podcast I did with The Guardian.
Not really fragile since they’re pretty flexible. You can see how bendy it is in this demonstration clip here.
Generally, no. But in the rare instance that I do allow people to rent my work, you must be willing to travel to New York and sign a contract. My armor, masks, and other designs are not available for rent outside of New York unless I travel with it. “I’ll take really good care of it, I promise!” is not enough of a guarantee for the safety of my artwork from damage, loss, or theft. Telling me how many fans you have also tells me nothing about how responsible you are. But if you really want something, I suggest either:
Shapeways, Form 2, and randomly some other services depending on what I need.
The patterns are not generated. They are first hand drawn in ink and then recreated in Blender. You can learn more about it here.
As I mentioned above, I do not have the time to share how I make everything step-by-step. There is a wealth of information and Youtube videos that can tell you how to make loads of stuff nowadays. I’ve also shared an example of my creative process here (it is NOT a how-to).
Most people ask me this because they want to estimate how much their own models may cost to print. I cannot answer this question mainly because it’s complicated and there are too many differences and factors to consider (model thickness, volume, amount of material, scale, intricacy, material type, printing service rates, desktop printing costs, etc.).
Nope, I sculpt and model my own mask shapes and designs. No 3D scanners are used.
I will not be making modifications to any of my existing mask designs. It is impossible for me to ensure that the existing masks in my shop will perfectly fit every single unique face shape. However, please note that I do provide dimensions on the masks that are currently in my shop. And since the mask is made of elasto plastic, it will be flexible and not be stiff on the face.
If you are looking to create an exact replica from a pre-existing IP (film, game, show, anime, etc.), I suggest reaching out to a prop artist.
No can do. I do not give away my artwork for free. I work very hard researching, sketching, drawing, designing, sanding, painting, and finishing my artwork. Read here and you can see just how much time I pour into it.
I am not that kind of service. I create artwork with my distinct Lumecluster style. There are plenty of services out there that can help you prototype your ideas for you.
You can view my entire custom design terms and conditions and shop policy here (also viewable at checkout).