Moving Parts

Intro

For the creators and tweakers out there who want to get a little more out of their projects, It may be a good idea to step it up. I've always been looking for ways to be innovative in the way I approach things, and recently I had the brilliant idea to make jointed parts for the sake of my larger-scaled projects since I need them to be a little more convenient to fit in the car, through doors, etc., but also when you get bored of the pose, want to take different pictures, or never thought up a pose in the first place, you can simply reposition them to your newfound liking.

(This page is a work in-progress, and when sections are finished they will be announced.)



Joints


Single-Axis "Elbow"

A Basic understanding of how the Axis works will be learned through this tutorial.

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Twin-Axis "Elbow"

Using what you learned in the Single-Axis "Elbow" to a higher degree.

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Building the Example picture of example buildin'


Rotational Elements


Face-to-Face Rotary

It's a weak joint, but does well with small parts.

Inset Rotary

(as seen in the Tachikoma)
a piece that is built within another piece to hold it in place and act as its own axis.



Applied Techniques

Simply put, different methods of accomplishing things will go here, such as:

  • Materials vs Method
    • shows different kinds of things you can use as your Axes, and how they work in comparison to eachother
  • Covering up exposed Axes
  • Making joints harder to move/easier to keep positioning, because paper + paper ≠ friction

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