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This is without a doubt the most complex model I have ever created. Nearly 7k polygons and a whole lotta weird geometry that required me to figure out a lot of creative workarounds. And I think the result is pretty darn awesome. I don’t think it's wrong of me to say that this is one of the best Discord models currently out there.

I am giving away a roughly 8-inch tall 3D-printed figure of this model in a unique and dynamic pose that is yet to be decided. WANT TO OWN IT? Keep reading.

I’m currently rigging him. Then we’ll be printing him. And painting him. And then giving him away in a random drawing.

Why are we doing this? Because we’ve been printing ponies for a few months now, and made vast improvements to our process to the point where we feel like we can easily be the best in this field. Well…what am I saying, we already are the best when it comes to printing ponies. No one else has their own printer and their own models and no one else has done this as intensely as we have. But since we started out just like everyone else—inexperienced—our first few months were a bit slow, and as a result, have dragged us down with backlog despite our improvements.

We wanted a boost to jump out of that hole. The answer was convention vending.

We want the chance to sell our 3D prints at a convention! That would give us the money to get more machines to make these toys faster and completely eliminate backlog so you guys won’t have to wait as long for your orders! I’m not joking, almost every decision I make with regards to improvement is how we can better serve our commissioners, because they’re the ones paying us, and they deserve the best.

I’ve already reserved a table at Unicon in Las Vegas using my saved funds from the Nightmare Moon Raffle. Now we just need the funds to make the trip there. Because you see, it’s not just about selling our stuff there so that we can improve order quality and turnaround time. Well, that's mainly it, but we also have an extra goal there as well.

We want to print a second copy of Discord so we can give one to John DeLancie, the voice behind the chaos.

Which is why we’re humbly asking for any and all donations to make this dream a reality. With our first Discord being offered as the centerpiece of this fundraiser, and given away to one lucky person.

And that’s not the only thing. Since we’ll be running this event for about two weeks, during that time, I am going to take you through a detailed, picture-filled account of every single step that goes into making a 3D-printed figure. From modeling to printing to painting. So you have that to look forward to.
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Gorilla1608 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
id like to make a mask of him XD
Spyro1267 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
how to download?
ArtWithoutPrediction Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Artist
Time to go make my own ... ; n ;
DigitalClay Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Not bad, may I ask what software you used?
thetriforcebearer Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You've really outdone yourself with this one O>O
Anima-dos Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It is a beautiful model I must say. Very well translated into 3D. IF you allow me some constructive feedback, I would suggest to make the wings convex instead of flat, that would add a little extra OMMMPH to the model.

Also, I recommend lowering the specular light ont he dragon wing and making it mate, yet it looks very nice in the tail, with could use a little twinkle in the UV map to add some scales.
Clawed-Nyasu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ah yeah, I didn't give him a proper texture map yet (as it is, he just has base colors assigned to different polys via material IDs, and some of them definitely have too much specular.) I do know how to set up a proper UV map, I just haven't had the time with this model. ^^; And I've already rigged the wings, so the final posed model that get printed will definitely have some nice curving going on there. =)

Thanks for your input!
Cyclone-Dusk Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Draegur / -- Sorry I couldn't spare more! But all in all, I'm thrilled you'd consider making a rig of this model available to our whole community! You totally deserve compensation for the hard work--and your hard-earned gains can only serve to encourage you to make even MORE awesome stuff! :D So good luck!
Cu11ie Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
doesn't discord only have two toes on the lizard leg?
SilFoe Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   Digital Artist
I see this as I take a dA break from rigging my own 3D Discord and nearly spittake. Admittedly, mine wouldn't be printable and is intentionally not faithful to the show, but still, to see someone else attempt the insanity that is Discord in 3D makes me happy. I wish you the best of luck as you rig this complex little @#$%^&, he's certainly testing my patience. I hope you reach your goal and get to send this John DeLancie. It looks great.
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