Last month we reported that Publisher Perfect World and developer Cryptic Studios are partnering with the company Mixed Dimensions and its GamePrint service. Today, Perfect World and Cryptic rolled out the new feature for PC players, along with more pricing, details, photos and a video showing how it is done. The companies are introducing custom 3D printed Star Trek starship collectibles to the community of fans. The resulting 12” collectible ships are made of resin, and can be ordered in three tiers: a single-color version, a primed model ready for painting at home, or a hand-painted version painted by the artists at Mixed Dimensions.
Mixed Dimensions (aka MXD3D) defines itself as “an integral reality company”, creating new systems and technologies for the virtual and physical worlds to relate to one another by bridging the digital and physical worlds through an innovative software platform.
The company’s GamePrint service combines Mixed Dimensions proprietary 3D printing technology with its artisanal approach to production, allowing gamers to create, capture and print personal gameplay moments, characters, vehicles and dioramas. Its manufacturing technology enables on demand, no inventory, processing of these one of a kind objects realized through leading edge 3D printing, robotics and artists delivering products that bring the imagination of gamers in the virtual world to life for their use in our physical world.
Players will also be able to design their own ship in Star Trek Online, and then upload their design to the Mixed Dimensions GamePrint website for printing. The functionality will also allow fans to order completed models that represent 20 of Star Trek Online’s most popular ships.
As reported by Trekmovie.com, players are able to select from three different purchase options (Costs for all three options may vary according to ship size and customizations):
Collectible Version – Base Price: $350: Captains can commission one of the company’s master artists to hand-paint a premium, full-colored resin model of their starship, which includes detailed shading. Exceptional artistry and focus is placed on each individual ship.
Single Color Version – Base Price: $225: Players can order a 3D-printed model of their starship, painted in either gold, silver, bronze or black. The model is polished, finished and ready for display.
Primer Version – Base price: $200: Model painters and hobbyists can order a primed model of their favorite starship, coated in a base layer of primer and ready to be painted.