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  • $125

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    CA Posable Art figure

    the thought crossed my mind and i wanted to know if it would be worth looking further into... william posted this:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=26396


    My question is would you by a figure like this with many joints and such that was built more for an artist, possibly a female one, a male one and an over weight body.

    give suggestions and ideas here.

    as i said...it's just a thought for now.

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    man, those things cost a lot, I've seen some posable horses with like 120 points of articulation sellin' for $400 usd

    I wouldn't spend more than 50.

    Just use real people ya know!

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    that spiderman figure was the best $18 i have spent in a LONG time for any kind of art supply. really no value can be placed on this figure. it is amazing the types of poses you can set-up and just having that type of reference on hand is awesome!! i'd buy a female one to match spidy but see no real need for a overweight type model.

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    I would definitely concider it, but I suppose it would really depend on the price.
    I'd be interested in male, female and possibly a child version. I dunno about a heavy set figure though, I could probably use some sculpey or something similar to add on if I needed to and then remove it later.

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    Given that the spide figure is only about 25 bucks (I have one, it rocks), I wouldn't be willing to pay more than 50 bucks for an art version...I think a double mark up is way more than enough to compensate for a smaller market. Or so I would hope.

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    What kind of figure do you mean? I have a manikin at home (male 30cm 12'') and I bought it for 15€ or something like that. But actually I hardly use it. I wouldn't spent so much money on a figure, 100 dollar for example??

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    I guess I pay around double the price to have an art version of the spidey figure.

    Drup: uh, click on Davi's link. It's an action figure thats like a million times better than those asstard wooden manikins you can buy.

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    haha, excellent we should have a custom ca.org one

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    i'm not talking about a simple mankin, i'm talking about something that is insanely poseable that aritsts could use

    that's that had crossed my mind was making half of it being 'flesh' and the other half being muscle anatomy, which would have to be carved beause i'm unsure we would do paint on the figures

    *thoughts stream*

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    my understanding of the mannakin's purpose is to serve as a pose reference, something to help visualize a specific stance that an artist just can seem to get right. so with that point of view, i don't see the need for an elaborate, half skin half muscle highly posable figure in different shapes and sizes and sexes. if i want to see muscles and such i'll look online or in an anatomy book.

    i paid $18 for my spidy figure, not bad for an 18" figure with 67 points of articulation who can basically be set-up in any pose i can come up with. if i want a womanly version, i'll add clay breasts, an overweight figure can have 'fat' added with clay as well. i would have a hard time justifying paying over $50 for a mannakin, i'm even having a hard time thinking about paying $50 for one.

    i see a trend starting check this out here and here

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    What I want to see is a figure model that is connected to a computer via a port that is synced up to a 3-d model in a program.

    so when you move the arm on the figure, it moves the arm on the 3-d model, like a mo-cap system.


    also, these were $5k last time I checked...
    www.realdoll.com (nudity!)

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    on some other boards I saw this. It's not poseable but I think that it would look cool if it showed the muscles like that.


    http://www.hesterstudios.com/mainecorche.htm




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    I want one! My fucking wooden mannikin is nearly unuseful

    If we can have one with better anatomy, this gonna be perfect!

    For the price... erhm... not too much, oversea is enough

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    my understanding of the mannakin's purpose is to serve as a pose reference, something to help visualize a specific stance that an artist just can seem to get right. so with that point of view, i don't see the need for an elaborate, half skin half muscle highly posable figure in different shapes and sizes and sexes. if i want to see muscles and such i'll look online or in an anatomy book.
    I agree, even though it sounds like a cool idea the muscles wouldn't stretch or act like real muscles and so it'd be a rather expensive feature without much use.

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    i think it'd be an awesome idea to get these made! even cooler if it came with props ( guns, a stick like the one whittaker used, ect)

    maybe dont have the muscles colored but deffinately put them on the like models.

    id be willing to get a male and female one

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    woa, cool Madman! that looks really useful

    Have you guys and gals checked this out? If you haven't, you can download the demo, its the entire program but with a pop-up that reminds you to buy the retail version. (comes up every 5 minutes it seems)

    http://www.cloudstars.com/VFDS_male.htm
    I think that program is pretty useful.
    Any thoughts on it?

    and what about Poser 5?
    Would that program be useful in getting reference poses / anatomy to draw from? (I would never use that program to actually do the "drawing" for me! no way) Thanks!

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    I use Poser occasionally but it can be a real pain in the ass, at least for me. There's only one level of undo and the fact that if you're careless you can totally mame the figure really keeps me from using the program as much as I'd like...

    There is a crack, a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in...
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    I have never used one of those figyre things. Are they Helpful?

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    I think those figures would be great and I would be really happy to have those, BUT I probably wouldn't be willing to pay much more money for them tan for a Spider-Man figure.
    The Idea is good, but the prices you suggested are to high in my opinion (I know, you would't price them so high in order to make a lot of profit with them but because they are expensive to make...)

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    i say usd 50, too.
    i dont see the need for the muscles thing, for the mentioned reason: for exact muscle reference, there are anatomy books. the manikin, i see more as something giving me a view of a pose or light and shadow patterns over the whole figure.

    id rather go for someting sprayed a basic middle-to-bright grey and good poseability than something with carved this and carved that which actual does not have any real use for me and only pumps up price.

    as for models: male, female and child seems fine.

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