3d Printed Puch 250 SGS

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This model was comissioned by a goldsmith.. aparently his client loved this bike and wanted it as a pendant in gold..

Displayed here in Blender’s matcap gold.


Modelled entirely in Blender using some photographic refrence material.
The final model is  quite different and this one wasnt used.. but it stayed a favorite.


    on Sketchfab


That hand break lever is a 1mm thin hair!


there was space on the build platform so i crammed in this dogtag model..


Heres the Puch that was finally used by the client.. i guess i’ll be printing it next 🙂

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    puch 250 sgs 024_merged
    by Chaitanya Krishnan
    on Sketchfab



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The 3d Printed Bird

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The next proper print was something i modeled a few days back.. 
Its a bird in the mockingjay pose… modelled and sculpted in blender..

    on Sketchfab

I printed a simplified version.. all the long tendril like feathers are pretty bad geometry.. it was a very rough sculpt.

Its gorgeous in the transparent material, but the beak and talons didn’t print properly

so i then tried out the black resin and its been a big improvement.. this resin has almost no errors!..

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First set of 3d prints

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So a while back I was commissioned by Sketchfab to do models of various 3d printers. Some of these were very basic models..they didnt need much detail


Formlabs the company that makes that Form1 3d printer contacted me a few weeks back.. they want me to do a more detailed model.. so have sent me the printer for a month!!!!
Its one of the best(very detailed prints) and expensive printers out there.. and i started printing with it a couple of days back.. heres one of the first things i printed.. and then painted..

heres the 3d model of the creature

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    Brain Bug
    by Chaitanya Krishnan
    on Sketchfab

A quick sculpting and texture painting exercise in Blender. heres the animated model

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Miniponics DIY Aquaponics for under 10$

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Vinil is a friend from way back.. we both along with another friend set up the office aquariums at the studio we worked at.. Vinil continued his passion with aquaponics..

visit his blog and Facebook page for more details and dates for workshops he conducts around Bangalore.

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Fun and Informative 5 Part Series on Games

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From naïve origins to the rise of cinematic realism: an account of graphical milestones in video games.
A fun and informative 5part series by Ahoy

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Got Lollipop last night

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Got the much awaited Lollipop update last night.. er.. early morning at 2:10am. I checked the phone for what sounded like a Vine alert.. and saw the system update notification right on top..  

It was a 479.5mb download so i connected it to the charger and let it download..

Then the installation took about an hour.. because i have all these apps and games that had to be “optimised” .. 

Voila! Lollipop in all its glory.. that flappy bird’esque game is frikkin difficult though!


That stunning wallpaper is 

Holding the power button just gives you one elegant option now- a confirmation to shut down.

On rebooting i was welcomed by the new lockscreen.. i usually prefer to stick to custom lockscreens using GoLocker.. but have disabled that for a few days to see how the Lollipop lockscreen does.

Unlocking it brought me to my Nova Launcher home screen.. all widgets and the theme still functional.. 


quickly switched to the Lollipop homescreen and realised its still lacking the icon density customisability that i expect from a homescreen.. after using launchers like nova and Go i can’t go back to the measly 4 icon rows on a full hd screen.. so will not be using this homescreen.

The obvous compromise will be with quick launching voice features and search.. which i didn’t really use on Kitkat anyway. The other thing missing will be all the slick animations and stuff.. 
As a designer i do appreciate the work they put into all the new graphics and animations .. but after a few hours i’d had enough. will play with it a bit later.. but i just cant go back to 

a 4 icon grid. 

The rotation toggle was actually missing! For those who were looking for it i already had a power toggle app installed that did that for me.. but with lollipop one can actually make do with the built in toggles. There is no customisability.. so i forsee installing a power toggle app again http://ift.tt/1yVvabv

Anyway a quick visit to accessability settings and turning “Auto-rotate screen” off and on again.. enabled the toggle.


now to test my games and stuff.. will post an update on performance soon.

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