Category Street Art – Huge Homer Simpson

Homer Simpson – Idea

149254.006.01.197_20150109_154434-stillWho wouldn’t want a 5’11 Homer Simpson hanging in a wreckingball from your house?

The Idea? Isn’t that obvious? Mythbuster. Enough said!

Homer Simpson – Preparations

meshlabI am not good at sculpting, so I went out on the interweb and downloaded a free #D model. The best (free one) I could find was in blender format. So, I had to install blender. Blender is a freeware 3D modelling tool. I have no idea how to use it, but after 10 minutes I succeeded in exporting it to STL format.

Now, my plan is to slice this model and make a life-size Homer Simpson model slice by slice, carving them one at a time from foam. In order to do that, I need to be able to import it into my CAD program, which unfortunately was not able to import STL.

After some googling around, I found some freeware called meshlab. Meshlab can import STL and smooth out the model, as well as export it to DXF. It took some time, but finally I have a file format I can slice.

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