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Vinyl toy manufacturer needed!

Discussion in 'Product Design, 3D & CAD' started by kirirobertson1989, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. kirirobertson1989

    kirirobertson1989 Junior Member

    Hello,

    Im a third year Graphic Design student, and currently on my final project and have designed a character that I would like to become a Graphic Toy but do not know the best way to go about it.

    Would anybody be able to help me out, or know where I could go for more information etc.

    Many thanks!

    Kiri
     
  2. berry

    berry Active Member

    Post a visual and we may help. Until we see what you need we can't really advise.
     
  3. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    Rapid protyping might be the best route its a short run. Go speak to your product design department.
     
  4. TomStutt

    TomStutt Senior Member

  5. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    rapid prototyping or 3D printing (a slightly cheaper option - especially for one off's) would be the way I would be heading too. Having said that neither is really that cheap and you really do need to have a 3D (CAD) model to work from.
    Just make sure you go for the right type of process as 3D printing comes in atleast 2 different options (glue and sand or a kind of resin).

    Having said that the op doesn't say at what level they're doing this work or how much they're prepared to spend so would agree we need some more info.
     
  6. br3n

    br3n Senior Member

    They use clay in the automotive world, perhaps try that?
     
  7. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    I wouldn't, it remains pliable for a long time.
     
  8. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    I think a drawing and clay would be a great place to start.

    I did some models for a uni project, I used playdough and then drew then vectored them in illy.
     
  9. br3n

    br3n Senior Member

    fire the clay then :D
     
  10. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

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