It’s Peppermint Butler time!
I outfitted starlight mints into Peppermint Butlers (a character from Adventure Time) using 3D Studios Max and 3D printing technology.
Here’s how I modeled the pants:
The peppermint holder consists of three components: a front, a back, and an in-between.
For the back:
I first created a circle spline of radius 11, and then turned it into a hemi-circle spline by deleting the topmost point and connecting the remaining points. I then extruded the spline by 1 to create the back surface.
For the front:
Very similar to how I created the back, I used the same methods to create the front. I used Break to create additional points in the spline and connected them to form the V-neck.
For the in-between:
I cut a donut spline in half and extruded it by 11 to form the in-between slice.
The arms and legs were just simple cylinders. The arm cylinders had a Bend modifier applied to them with angle 50.
With all my pieces positioned correctly, I attached them to a single mesh. At this point, there were overlapping vertices, which would cause problems in printing. To overcome this problem, I selected all of my points, welded them with the threshold 0.1.
With a complete model, I sent it off for printing. Shapeways and Sculpteo were two lovely services that handled all my 3D-printing needs.
A little while later, my peppermints have pants!
My Foodsafe Peppermint Butler (large enough to hold the wrapper) measured 1.5 x 0.549 x 0.724 inches. My snuggier, Non-foodsafe Peppermint Butler measured 1.250 x 0.549 x 0.724 inches.
More pictures in my previous post.