3D files of Gamecube stuff for 3D printing custom cases

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  1. Fluxedo

    Fluxedo Well-Known Member

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    Here is the .STL, .123DX, and .SAT files of the finished product. I test printed it today and it all works.

    ABXY.123DX: http://www.mediafire.com/download/1xozo ... abxy.123dx
    ABXY.SAT: http://www.mediafire.com/download/wkltu ... g/ABXY.sat
    ABXY.STL: http://www.mediafire.com/download/ttb52 ... c/ABXY.stl

    The only reason I bothered with the 123DX was because it includes the 3D model and the 2D sketches that basically are the framework for the entire thing just in case anyone wanted those.

    Happy modeling!

    (If any of the replies under this don't seem relevant to what's here, they once were but I've been progressively updating this post with my work)
     
  2. bentomo

    bentomo Frequent Poster

    Re: Major WIP: stencils for 3D modeling cases.

    I think it would be much easier if you just post the exact dimensions for the buttons and the mount part in the rear than making stencils. It's a lot easier to draw a couple circles and bean shapes than figure out how to import a stencil into whatever flavor of cad you're using.

    Plus the hard part is the dimensions because most people will use the original buttons or classic controller buttons, but the dimensions for the anti-spin locks can change a little bit when they're 3d printed.
     
  3. Fluxedo

    Fluxedo Well-Known Member

    Re: Major WIP: stencils for 3D modeling cases.

    Yeah that's true but I couldn't figure out how to "measure" the x and y button cause of the shape. I traced them basically from a PDF I found of metroid prime's manual. There's not really a reason to make the other holes being they're all pretty easy to make but I figured I could make it availible anyways.
     
  4. bentomo

    bentomo Frequent Poster

    Re: Major WIP: stencils for 3D modeling cases.

    You can always improve the thread later!

    How I draw them in a cad program is just two circles that are a height and length away from each other, and the two "bean" curves are just two more circles of a certain radius. Which are rather difficult to measure.
     
  5. Fluxedo

    Fluxedo Well-Known Member

    Re: Major WIP: stencils for 3D modeling cases.

    Yeah along with the fact it's pretty hard to replicate the buttons, the metroid prime book had them perfectly drawn. I'll do a test print soon of the one I created.
     
  6. Fluxedo

    Fluxedo Well-Known Member

    Re: Major WIP: stencils for 3D modeling cases.

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    Progress

    If anyone has a licensed version of Autodesk 123d let me know because I stupidly designed it in the free version and I can't export it as anything but an STL and I want the 2D file. Thanks!
     
  7. Cllinw

    Cllinw Member

    Re: Major WIP: stencils for 3D modeling cases.

    Looks good! I'm curious if the a and b buttons spin at all? Since they're circular.
     
  8. Fluxedo

    Fluxedo Well-Known Member

    Re: Major WIP: stencils for 3D modeling cases.

    They do currently being I haven't added the gates on the other side. This was just a test to see if I had the hole sizes right.
     
  9. Cllinw

    Cllinw Member

    Re: Major WIP: stencils for 3D modeling cases.

    Well it looks great so far. Keep it up!
     
  10. RageCreation

    RageCreation Member

    Re: Major WIP: stencils for 3D modeling cases.

    Autodesk offers student discounts (free software). If you don't have a .EDU address, you can get one here
    https://www.fiverr.com/swaggvideos/prov ... fast=false

    I've bought from this guy before, but never tried getting the Autodesk offer, so no guarantees if his emails work.

    EDIT - Also though I should mention that I really like this idea and will most likely get use out of your templates in the future.
     
  11. wallydawg

    wallydawg Active Member

    Re: Major WIP: files for 3D modeling cases.

    I have Autocad (a student verison) and can contvert .stl files into dxf, which can be exported to other formats (.dwg the most helpful in this situation). Not sure if that is helpful though, but a quick google search says that:

    So not sure if it'll work the other way around, renaming a *.dwg file to *.123d but worth a shot I guess.
     
  12. Fluxedo

    Fluxedo Well-Known Member

    Re: Major WIP: files for 3D modeling cases.

    I've found a away to get a .SAT file from a .123DX file so that should be fine. I'm doing the final touches on it and then I'll upload it.
     
  13. Fluxedo

    Fluxedo Well-Known Member

    Re: Major WIP: files for 3D modeling cases.

    Here is the .STL, .123DX, and .SAT files of the finished product. I test printed it today and it all works.

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    ABXY.123DX: http://www.mediafire.com/download/1xozo ... abxy.123dx
    ABXY.SAT: http://www.mediafire.com/download/wkltu ... g/ABXY.sat
    ABXY.STL: http://www.mediafire.com/download/ttb52 ... c/ABXY.stl

    The only reason I bothered with the 123DX was because it includes the 3D model and the 2D sketches that basically are the framework for the entire thing incase anyone wanted those.
     
  14. bentomo

    bentomo Frequent Poster

    Are those button guards tall enough to account for the depression distance on your average tact switch?
     
  15. Fluxedo

    Fluxedo Well-Known Member

    I made them 2.1mm tall and my tact switch depresses ~1mm. You can edit the .SAT to whatever height you'd need easily too.
     

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