Pinshape 3D printing designer, Tanya Wiesner, walks us through the process of trial and error behind her move from 3D design to 3D printable design and gives some advice to other makers and designers on how to make better prints!
Pinshape: Your 3D designs tend to be interesting characters with a lot of personality – what inspired you to create this style of design and where do you find inspiration for the characters themselves?
Tanya: Most of my designs posted on Pinshape so far started out as random 2D doodles on paper and then were fully developed in Zbrush. Design influence usually comes from my current monthly infatuation. Sometimes my designs are influenced from the latest song I have stuck in my head, latest video game or movie I’ve enjoyed, a holiday, or by something interesting I found online and posted to my Pinterest board.
You have some great images of your printed designs in your portfolio. Do you have your own printer or do you usually order your 3D prints commercially?