‘Cello Girl’ is the result of a collaborative effort between New York designer and model builder, Robert Steiner; concept artist Billy Nunez; and zBrush sculptor Jose Alves da Silva.
Having initially seen Billy’s unique artwork of the Cello, Robert had in mind the idea of developing it into a full production model, using his Objet Desktop 3D Printer to create the prototypes. He also realized it would be a good demonstration of the capabilities of 3D printing for his clients, many of whom are model makers and designers.
From Billy’s initial isometric views, the ‘Cello Girl’ concept went on to 3D digital ‘sculpting’ – where Jose fully developed the model’s curves and shapes. Once the design was complete, Robert then 3D printed the sculpt on his Objet Desktop 3D Printer. The final step is casting, assembly and painting.
In Robert’s own words: “I chose the Objet30 for it’s affordability, small footprint, ease of use, low material cost and high resolution. The parts made the transition from prototype to production casting with little or no post production work.”
The photos above show for themselves the high quality of the models achieved by Objet’s Desktop 3D Printer, which then go on to become the final painted product.
If you’re interested in owning your very own Cello Girl, or if you’d like to help support Robert’s project, visit his kickstarter page here.
The creators: (below from left to right) Robert Steiner, Jose Alves Da Silva and Billy Nunez.