3D Printed Table Top Gaming Terrain

3D Printed Table Top Gaming Terrain

By In Projects On August 6, 2015


A local entrepreneur approached us with very high quality sculptures of table top gaming terrain. His creative forming and finishing skills are top notch but they are extremely time extensive. Another disadvantage of his current method was repeatability. He only wanted to provide his absolute ‘best’ pieces for his customers, but once he sold one it was gone forever. In short, he was looking for a way more quickly and accurately reproduce his work. He looked in the right place!

First we had to figure out exactly what he was doing and the steps that he took to do it. His table top gaming terrain pieces are hand shaped and crafted to resemble different types of real-life terrain–rocks, boulders, etc. The first step of the process uses his top secret method of creating the shape. The second step is to paints the shapes with a base coat and then other coats for highlights. Finally, he adds different types of ‘textures’ from mosses to grasses to achieve striking realism.

Armed with the knowledge of his process we were able to determine which point would be the best to scan, replicate and print his terrain pieces. In the end the finished product come out with the exact same level of detail and quality while drastically reducing his production time. A win for everybody, especially the table top gaming community! If you have any questions regarding this project or any others, please contact us today!