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Roundtable Productions provides entertainment solutions for your film, television, or media project. We can develop your concepts and designs. Fabricate your prototype or final product and digitally integrate it into your production. Our creative team has worked on Motion Pictures, Television, Themed Attractions, Theatre, Displays, Tradeshows, Toy Product Designs, and more.
A few years ago, we greatly increased our production capabilities by purchasing a 3D Printer. This month we began experimenting with consumer-oriented products that would showcase the capabilities of our designers and the 3D Printer. As an experiment, we posted some specially designed dice, like those used to play board games, on the craft marketplace Etsy.
Here is an example of the Steampunk Six-sided Dice:
Roundtable helped out a friend with a personal project and found another application for our 3D printer to deliver a quality prop in a short time frame. The client wanted to create a screen quality costume of a character from one of his favorite TV shows to go to MegaCon (Sci Fi convention), including a prop replica weapon of a Romulan disruptor pistol. We began by doing research into what the original prop looked like on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
These photos show some of our earliest 3D printed projects. Some of them were 3D modeled in house by various crew members and some models were provided by colleagues and DAVE School students. They also represent a wide array of programs used: Rhino, Lightwave, 3D Studio Max, and Sketch Up.
Three dimensional (3D) printing has revolutionized our ability to realize designs, concepts, and ideas in a way previously only available in science fiction. We may still be a far way from walking up and requesting, "Earl gray, hot." and watching cup and saucer materialize with a delicious brewed tea in it, but we can now bring ideas from our minds into the physical world faster, easier, and cheaper than ever before. Unlike CNC machines which are subtractive in nature, removing material until the desired shape is reached.
Roundtable and the DAVE School (Digital Animation and Visual Effects) collaborated on a project to test the capabilities of our 3D Printer and to create a unique graduation gift for their students. We took the 3D model of the featured monster from the short film their students were working on and coordinated the best way to separate the pieces in the computer and add tabs to the connection points. We printed the model on our Zcorp 310 printer and infused them with our economical infiltrant before sanding to achieve the desired texture.
These pictures show some of the detailed models we have created for models used for a Sales Model.