This is a film prop im replicating actually, but ive hit a snag. There are these crescent shaped reliefs of the finger tip joints I cant seem to replicate. They arent perfect half-circles that can be done with a rotary table, they taper a bit toward the round. Its almost like someone machined a gradual V, then rounded it off. I wouldn't be skeptical of this needlessly elaborate process if the visual effects guys weren't so huge into making things as simply and easily as possible. I need your help in uncovering the possible methods I may simply not know about. Thanks to all!
Rockcliff Machine Inc.
My experience making movie stuff has been that they like it good, fast, AND cheap...but they'll go with good and fast most of the time.
In front of the camera is one animal, behind the camera is a whole 'nuther deal.
looks fairly straight forward to me. a end mill with a corner radius on a rotary table. it is an arc by the look of it for about 160 degrees, then carries on straight.
so youd rotate it on the rotary table, then move in a linear axis to complete it.
thats probably a terrible explanation haha. in the image the blue is linear axis motion, the red rotary table motion.
ihavenofish could have used the word tangent or tangential.
Sliding down the razor blade of life.
Get it close and file...