TitanCraft is now out of beta, as of today.
A New DnD Character Creator Service With a Surprise
A new service to generate printable DnD figurines has a unique pricing structure.
Only Games Gets Color, And An Exclusive Reader Discount!
Only Games announced a new full color 3D printing capability.
Design of the Week: Wormhole Chess Board
This week’s selection is the Wormhole Chess Board by Canadian DIY designer DaveMakesStuff.
3D Printer Modified to Solve Wordle Puzzle
YouTuber Atomic14 somehow converted a Creality 3D printer to a Wordle-solving robot.
Book of the Week: Battlefields In Miniature
This week’s selection is “Battlefields In Miniature: Making Realistic and Effective Terrain for Wargames” by Paul Davies.
Valve Releases CAD Model For Customizing Steam Deck
Valve released the design files to enable custom cases for their upcoming Steak Deck device.
Changes At Sketchfab After Acquisition By Epic Games
A big announcement at Sketchfab today: they’ve been acquired by Epic Games.
Mixed Dimensions Unleashes 3D Print Capability For All Unity Games
Mixed Dimensions announced a powerful API that could dramatically increase demand for full-color 3D printing.
Mixed Dimensions Partners With Ubisoft For 3D Printed Characters
Mixed Dimensions announced a deal with game-maker Ubisoft to 3D print custom figurines.
Design of the Week: 3D Printed Rainbow Road
This week’s selection is the 3D Printed Rainbow Road by BCN3D.
3D Printing Chess Sets
Charles R. Goulding and Peter Favata consider 3D printing as part of a logical gambit.
3D Printing Impact Of Xbox Series X And PlayStation 5
Charles Goulding and Adam Friedman consider how 3D printing might impact updates to the latest gaming consoles.
Behold: Pico CAD
Game developer Johan Peitz posted a tweet recently with an animation of a project he’s working on called Pico CAD, an 8-bit 3D modeling tool.
Gaming Chairs That Sit Well With 3D Printing
Charles Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the potential for 3D printed designs in gaming chairs.
Hero Forge Demonstrates Mass Customization Possibilities
Hero Forge has designed an amazingly easy-to-use online service to perform mass customization, in an example to other industries.
Design of the Week: Cosplay Armor
This week’s selection is an incredible set of Cosplay Armor of Anduin Wryn from World of Warcraft by Josh from Grizzly Tech.
UPPKOPPLA Is Custom 3D Printed Gaming Accessories From IKEA and UNYQ
Ever since they announced they would be making customized 3D printed chairs for gamers, IKEA has been slowly entering the gaming peripheral market.
UNYQ And IKEA Continue To Personalize Gaming
A personalized product line is 3D printing comfort for gamers.
The Complex Matter of 3D Printing Color Figurines
One of the hardest tasks in 3D printing is the production of highly complex figurines in color material.
11,500 Unique 3D Printed Figurines
This is a bit old now, but I just noticed it this week: a company 3D printed thousands of 3D models for their conference attendees.
The 3D Printable OpenLOCK Gaming System
Gamers are a popular user community employing desktop 3D printers to enhance their gaming experience, and now there’s a new project that should make that usage even easier.
Design of the Week: Pokeball Aimer
This week’s selection is the useful – to Pokemon Go players – Pokeball Aimer by MyMiniFactory contributor Jon Cleaver.
Printable Scenery’s Winterdale RPG Collection
Printable Scenery has been producing 3D models for RPGs for quite a while, but now they’ve launched a huge new collection.
3D Hubs Rescues Fallout 4 Fans
With the release of the highly anticipated Fallout 4 today, some fans were unable to procure a wrist-worn Pip-Boy case to accompany the game. But 3D Hubs has the solution.
Capcom Moves to 3D Printing for New Cover Art
Capcom, makers of many notable video games over the past 32 years, now makes use of 3D printing to bring a spotlight on their new game, Street Fighter V.
Amazon’s 3D Printed Figurine Service
Amazon’s 3D print marketplace now includes a number of highly-detailed 3D printed figurines of characters from popular video games.
Imagine 3D Miniatures
Did you know there’s a service where you can customize 3D printable gaming miniatures?
Open Board Game Opens Up Gaming
A new framework permits easy creation of 3D printed items for board games.
The Destiny Object STL Generator
A “hobby project” provides downloads of items based on Bungie’s Destiny game.
3D Printable Scenery for Gaming
Need a stone wall for your Warhammer game? There’s a store you should check out: Printable Scenery.
Toyze Puts Game Characters in Your Hands
Want a game character? You probably don’t have the 3D model to print one with, but Toyze can help you out.
Design of the Week: Super Mario Mobius Strip
This week’s selection is the Super Mario Mobius Strip, by Shapeways creator Joaquin Baldwin. While endless, one-sided Mobius strips are fascinating unto themselves, Baldwin has made this one even more interesting by infusing Super Mario culture on its surface. The entire level 1 scenario is included on the strip. He says: All the… Continue reading Design of the Week: Super Mario Mobius Strip
X-Box One Prototyped with 3D Printer
At its Redmond, Washington, headquarters, Microsoft unveiled its next generation video game console the X-Box One. The console, which will feature 15 exclusive titles, Skype video calling, and a voice and gesture command feature, came with one other surprise; it was prototyped using 3D printers. Admittedly, Microsoft isn’t a new comer to the world… Continue reading X-Box One Prototyped with 3D Printer
3D Print Your OUYA!
Maybe you haven’t heard of OUYA? If not, it’s an ultra-low cost game console designed for open development. Taking a cue from Nokia’s user-3D printed case program, OUYA has partnered with MakerBot to release design files that permit you to develop your own unique case for your OUYA. Customizing your own objects is the… Continue reading 3D Print Your OUYA!
3D Printed Goldeneye Remote Mine
We were contacted by Shane Blomberg who was excited to show us his project to create a Goldeneye Remote Mine replica prop from the 007 game from the 90’s. The project originally manifested as an “Instructable”, but it required you to somehow find a now-prehistoric PC Commander Joystick base. Given that such things are… Continue reading 3D Printed Goldeneye Remote Mine
Legends of Kalidasia Pioneers A New Approach
Jason Rutherford of Kalidesia contacted us to talk about a new approach he’s taken in his gaming business. Rutherford makes the Legends of Kalidasia game, played with traditional resin and pewter figures. His company manufactures and markets these figures, but he’s concerned about the future. You know, the future where people print out their own… Continue reading Legends of Kalidasia Pioneers A New Approach
Zheng3’s Seej Gamifies 3D Design
We’ve heard how many industries try to incorporate gamification into their process to make things run better. It seems that people are typically competitive and when faced with a game situation, they feel personally challenged to win. But how can you engage 3D designers in ramification? One way is to use Zheng3’s Seej game.… Continue reading Zheng3’s Seej Gamifies 3D Design
FigurePrints Moves Into Minecraft
We hadn’t noticed this before, but specialty 3D printing service FigurePrints is now into the MineCraft business. FigurePrints, long-time Fabbaloo readers may recall, was featured in one of our very first posts in 2007. They’ve been around a long time. What do they do? They extract 3D information from online games and produce the… Continue reading FigurePrints Moves Into Minecraft
The popularity of Minecraft has blossomed into several 3D print-related services. One of the new ones is Mineways. Minecraft users spend hours designing complex and amazing 3D environments and it’s only natural they’d want to see them in real life if at all possible. It is possible with Mineways, but with some effort. Mineways… Continue reading Mineways!
3D Printed Fractal Cube Originated in Second Life
In December 2007 Henry Segerman, a.k.a. Second Life avatar Seifert Surface, designed a “Hilbert Cube” using Second Life’s then simplistic 3D model creation tools and some tricky Python software. While this interesting object was for years used only within Second Life’s virtual world, there’s been a recent change: you can now 3D print this item… Continue reading 3D Printed Fractal Cube Originated in Second Life
If it’s in 3D, it will be printed. That is the theme we see everywhere now. The latest venture in the theme is MineToys, a service that can 3D print your MineCraft characters. Like those who went before printing World of Warcraft, Mii or Second Life avatars, we now have a service that can… Continue reading MineToys!
SimCity or RealCity?
Yet another surprise source for 3D models has emerged: the game SimCity. SimCity, for those of you who have somehow never encountered it, is a simulation of a city. By tweaking various civic parameters, your city may thrive and grow – or die. It’s a great tool for learning some of the basics of city… Continue reading SimCity or RealCity?
From iOS Game to Reality With a 3D Printer
TUAW reports on one of the latest items from Voxelous, a company dedicated to producing real models of items from popular games. This time (but now sold out) was the runner from popular iOS game Canabalt. Here’s the details: Printed on a color 3D printer, dipped in super glue for strength, and given a… Continue reading From iOS Game to Reality With a 3D Printer
Final Fantasy IV Character Lives!
We thought this was perhaps the coolest 3D printed thing we’ve seen this year. As you can see, it’s a version of the Cecil Harvey – Dark Knight character from Final Fantasy IV. It was prepared by Neal Bockhaut on a Dimension 768 3D printer. So what, you might say. Everyone has printed figurines… Continue reading Final Fantasy IV Character Lives!
3D Printing Board Games
3D modeller Jeff Timothy is exploring the possibility of creating a new service focused on 3D printing board game pieces and equipment. This makes a lot of sense to us, as 3D printing would be a great way to create unique game pieces. And board game designers obviously need new pieces for their projects, don’t… Continue reading 3D Printing Board Games