Nowadays, more and more designers would like to use board game miniatures for their games. But how to make it. Simply follow the 8 steps is enough.
Step 1: Provide the character concepts or illustrations for sculpting reference, our designer start working on the 3D digital model accordingly.
Step 2: Pictures in different points of view around the model will be provided for approval, take revision and file update regarding to customer’s requirement and better production process purpose.
As a board game designer who works in traditional sculpture for miniatures about ten years, I have to admit that 3D sculpture programs have brought me lots of convenience since I used it four years ago. For example, now I only need to push “Ctrl+Z” instead of waiting for hardness the epoxy clay to repair if a mistake caused during traditional sculpting. The other big advance is very easy to achieve a detailed figure, easily change the miniature scale and improve. In a word, it is really cost effective and timely manner of using 3D sculpt on the computer.
Step 3: 3D digital model complete and ready for making prototype.
Step 4: Digital file is going to the ultimate 3D printer, after sculpturing the details and final polishing, a real 3D model is done.
(**Option 2: If you have completed a real 3D model locally with enough level of detail, you can skip Step 1 to 4 and start the process directly from Step 5.**)