Final Fantasy 7 fan uses 3D printer to create PS1-style figures of group members
A Final Fantasy 7 fan builds tiny statuettes of the game’s characters using a 3D printer, perfectly capturing the polygons of the original PlayStation.
When people think of JRPGs, Final fantasy is often the first franchise that comes to mind, and perhaps the most well-known game in this franchise is Final fantasy 7. The game’s vibrant characters and incredible approach to designing early 3D levels made it one of the most renowned video games of the early 3D era, and fans have always created incredible works of art in the world. over the years to appreciate it. One fan posted his work on Reddit: A Complete Collection of Main Characters from the Original PS1 Version of Final fantasy 7, in all their polygonal splendor.
For those who were there for the early days of 3D gaming, it was definitely a time of experimentation. Many games have struggled to transition from their 2D roots to fully realized z-planes of three-dimensional space, while other games have flourished and become instant classics. With 3D printing slowly becoming more accessible, fans are finding ways to recreate parts of their favorite titles in the real world, with items like Geralt’s medallion from The Witcher being able to be printed to look like they’ve taken it all out. right of the game.
Reddit user dogofpavlov managed to print a full set of characters from the original PlayStation version of Final fantasy 7, managing to capture the characters perfectly using their 3D printer. The statuettes are around 5-6 inches tall according to dogofpavlov, and they were all printed in white and hand painted by the Redditor to look as much like the original characters as possible. The main cast are all in attendance, with fan favorites Cloud, Tifa, Sephiroth, and Aerith all making appearances in their original, square-shaped state.
The eyes are notably absent from the statues, with dogofpavlov claiming that they were “afraid to paint the eyes” and would instead print them on “sticker paper” and later attach them to the plastic statues. Many pointed out that this was a wise move, as even a slight miscalculation in the alignment of the eyes on the figures can make them appear completely wrong. Dogofpavlov used a series of models for the statues available on Thingiverse, a 3D printing website that has archives of user-created models available to 3D printer users, and the models are eerily faithful to the aesthetics of the PS1 era. Final fantasy Games.
What’s wonderful about these minifigures, besides being a great nostalgic take on the polygonal graphics of the early 3D era of the game, is that they were made possible thanks to the open source nature of the community. 3D printing. The availability of these detailed models for printing is what helped the community grow and allowed new 3D printers to learn machine mechanics. Dogofpavlov’s custom paint job helped make it his own, while capturing what fans always love Final fantasy 7 all these years later.
Final Fantasy 7 remake is available now on PS4 and PS5.
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