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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2011
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    if its not a sex toy now then god dammit we have to make it one!
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    i first read it as "JESUS CHRIST IS NOT A SEX TOY!!!"

    much to his chagrin,i'm sure.
    he's sittin in the shade thinking "aww...,i mean i like that they look up to me spiritually and all,but i wish they'd at least try to fuck me once in a while...sigh"

    "Pussy! Why hast thou forsaken me!!!??"
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      CommentAuthorglukkake
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2011 edited
     (10020.23)
    @jimmy I did thought that as well and was about to pull out a link to the baby jesus butt plug.

    But I guess we're all safe. Safe-ish?
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    what

    the

    fuck

    i must have totally just not understood any of this
  3.  (10020.25)
    Did you have a sample built yet? I'd like to see how it comes out of the printer.
    What 3d software did you use?

    Ponoko.com will do 3D printing and then perform light assembly work, so the cable things could be made of wire, you could add LEDs to the design or make it out of 2 different materials...or add other mechanisms[...]

    No samples yet, but I wait patiently. I'm also waiting for a price quote from i.Materialize for the 6" model in Prime Grey and polyamide materials, though considering they don't post exact cost-per-cubic centimeter of their materials, I'm not holding my breath that a prime grey version will be substantially cheaper than the current $200+ cost of selective laser sintered nylon offered by Shapeways.

    I used Silo v.2 to build the base mesh, and Zbrush for the sculpting details. Here's a screencap of the base mesh.

    base mesh

    Do you think I could borrow an .iges file for a little while? (muffled evil laughter)

    What are you up to, you mad fucker? The .obj containing the print-ready model weighs in at 42 MB, and ~990,000 polys. I suppose I could let you take a gander, but I can tell you right now that attempting to make working joints and electronics out of the existing components is a recipe for MADNESS. Every one of the model components intersect one another, and the bits resembling ball-and-socket joints are illusory. It's a nasty piece of work. None of the "metallic" bits weigh in at less than 50k tris, and when making early attempts to hollow them out, I got poor Boolean results from Maya, 3DSMax, Cararra, Bonzai, Modo and Silo. Your mileage may vary.

    if its not a sex toy now then god dammit we have to make it one!

    You know. For the "ladies".

    Sumbitches. I hope you're all happy with yourselves. All the insistent bleatings of a Punishment Factory Grover Dong finally triggered the Vision: a tentacled melty hexapod with an eager, tongue-wagging Muppet head at the tippy-top, reaching for a presumably eager cervix or upper colon. I hate you all.

    i first read it as "JESUS CHRIST IS NOT A SEX TOY!!!"

    In regards to the question of Jesus-as-sextoy, I myself remain agnostic on the matter.

    stigmagina
  4.  (10020.26)
    Oooooo I was just looking at Ponoko, they have electroluminescent wire and a "Toy DC Motor with Leads" that spins at 23000 RPM... There's also servos to make the tentacles move.

    I'm just sayin'
  5.  (10020.27)
    A gentle reminder: Shame tunnel.

    That said, my friend took me back into her warm, bosom-y embrace once we decided that girls have pride tunnels and boys have shame tunnels.

    Or both have both, if you're drunk enough.
    • CommentAuthorfod_xp
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2011 edited
     (10020.28)
    If I may make a suggestion, your next Sesame Street Body Horror project should be a chest burster coming out of Oscar the Grouch. Granted you would have to be creative with the chest burster so no copyright or trademark laws are broken, thus inviting the wrath of money hungry corporations and their hell hounds [a.k.a. corporate lawyers].

    Also, this is awesome, with or without "shame tunnel" modifications.
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      CommentAuthorJohn Skylar
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2011 edited
     (10020.29)
    So, is it weird that when I saw it rendered in colour initially, I said, "OH THE HORROR" like everyone else...but then when I saw the grey model images, I said, "Oh. I get this now." ?

    Oh, and perhaps there is a whitechapel corollary to Clarke's Third Law, now. "Any sufficiently advanced monstrosity is indistinguishable from a sex toy."
  6.  (10020.30)
    That said, my friend took me back into her warm, bosom-y embrace once we decided that girls have pride tunnels and boys have shame tunnels. Or both have both, if you're drunk enough.

    A friendship ruined and renewed. All in a day's work, citizens.

    If I may make a suggestion, your next Sesame Street Body Horror project should be a chest burster coming out of Oscar the Grouch. Granted you would have to be creative with the chest burster so no copyright or trademark laws are broken, thus inviting the wrath of money hungry corporations and their hell hounds [a.k.a. corporate lawyers].

    Mmm. I'd probably lean more towards Oscar popping out of the Chestbuster. But I really don't intend to revisit the Sesame Street characters. Grover was a one-off. (Although for a while there, I had been tinkering with a steam shovel/Snuffy Snuffleupagus hybrid. But I never really got the design to work.)

    So, is it weird that when I saw it rendered in colour initially, I said, "OH THE HORROR" like everyone else...but then when I saw the grey model images, I said, "Oh. I get this now." ?

    Quite a curious response. I wonder what's up with that?

    Oh, and perhaps there is a whitechapel corollary to Clarke's Third Law, now. "Any sufficiently advanced monstrosity is indistinguishable from a sex toy."

    Heh. Probably right about that corollary business. I'm reminded of what RenThing posted in the original January discussion: "It is sometimes safer to assume it's a sex toy and drive on." Which still haunts me; if that's the safer option... then what would the scarier options be?!