3D Printed Camera Accessories 3Dprint accessories download fileshare By Clemens Hönig on 4/2/19, 12:28 PM • 5,355 views For those of you who want to get into 3D-Printing, he are some hopefully usefull information:
Where to get the files from? We would like to empower the creativity of our community so with this forum we want to provide a way for sharing the 3D-Designs that help you on set. There are also other outlets for free 3D designs like Thingiverse or Grabcad you can take a look at. Of course, you can also design your own parts to print but I guess not everyone has the time or experience to do so. How to get things printed? In case you don’t want to jump right in with your own printer, there are a lot of 3D-Printing services to choose from. You just have to send them the 3D-Data (STL) downloaded from our forum or created yourself, select a material (we recommend PLA or ABS) and they’ll send back your part. Some well-known are 3D-Hubs , Shapeways and i.Materialise, but in most bigger towns there are some local businesses who offer prints. OR you could buy your own printer, which doesn’t have to be as expensive or complicated as you might think. There are a lot of printers out there in different price ranges, but here are some great tips what to buy to get into it. Anycubic I3 Mega (300-400$) The cheapest of the lot, based on the popular Prusa I3 design this is still a very capable printer and a good starting point, offers a touchscreen panel, heated glass printbed and filament sensor. You might even get cheaper sets that need some assembly before use. Prusa I3 MK3S (700-1000$) This one is the original I3 design with some improvements made by Prusa like the very handy auto bed leveling. They offer costumer support and Prusa replacement parts can be easily found including tutorials for repairs. You can buy this one as a cheaper DIY kit for self-assembly or prebuild and tested. Ultimaker 2+ or Ultimaker 3 (~2000/3000) Ultimaker offers a great and durable printer that is easy to use and deliver great results, they both come prebuild and ready to print. The 3 also offers dual extrusion (for multicolor or different materials), easy swappable printheads and wifi connectivity. As software solution Cura (free) or Simplyfy3D (paid) would be recommended for creating the gcode files to print from. All of the above printers print great out of the box with PLA plastic, for other materials like ABS or Nylon it may take a few trials or modifications to get them right. Happy printing everyone & please feel free to share your designs with the community! To keep this feed simple and clean, please do not comment on any files, but give them an upvote, if you like them. PLEASE NOTE: TO KEEP THIS THREAD EFFICIENT, POSTS WITHOUT DIRECT DOWNLOAD OR LINKS TO A DOWNLOAD WILL BE DELETED.
Aidan Gray On 4/15/19, 8:24 PM I find myself using these quite often - they're just simple 15 & 19mm rod clips, useful for routing cables over rods (FIZ, VF cables, etc). These don't pinch the cables to the rods so they're not considered strain relief, simply ways to keep everything tidy.
Aidan Gray On 4/15/19, 8:22 PM My second most useful 3D printed design - this is a 4-place battery holder for Sony NP-FM500H batteries, which are used in the cmotion cPro as well as the ARRI SXU/WCU systems. This is an awesome way of managing your batteries and keeping them organised in a run bag - I will also just flip them around and put them back in when I need to charge them, which helps save tape!
Aidan Gray On 4/15/19, 8:21 PM Two other very useful designs are the right-angle and "U" macaroni, designed for use with LBUS and CAM cables. The U will allow the cable to make a 180 degree turn on the smallest radius possible, and with built in strain relief, it stops any jerks from tugging on the connection internally. The newest versions have integrated 1/4-20 through holes for bolting them to camera rigs. Cable management has been one of my biggest peeves recently (with more and more cables being added to the camera) so I'm sure there will be several more version of something like this to come... There is a "tight", "wide" and "superwide" which describe the internal diameter of the curve - the wider it is, the easier it is on the cables but the more space it takes up.
Andrew Goh On 2/19/20, 12:44 AM I remixed David Aacompa's Kimwipes Box/Tool Holder posted earlier so that it now fits inside of a Yaeger Trough along with a few more tools. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4161381 Philipp Chudalla On 1/11/20, 6:15 AM I have designed an adapter gear for the ARRI Tilt & Shift system. You can now use lens motors. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4096185 Mathis Giebeler On 1/24/20, 6:42 PM I made these bottom plates for my D-Tap Splitter to mount it with a screw to whatever you need. It probably fits most standad D-Tap Splitters and is a bit nicer than to velcro it on the camera. Printed in PETG www.thingiverse.com/thing:4125202
Aidan Gray On 4/15/19, 8:33 PM Not a good photo, but basically these are clips designed to go around standard 5.6mm diameter BNC runs. We made these for Season 6 of House of Cards to label the inputs, outputs, and cable lengths of all the BNC runs on that show (no wireless, so we had a lot of cable). They come in "A", "B", "25", "50", "75", "100", "IN", and "OUT" - if they don't fit around your cables, you can scale them up and down in the slicer - I also recommend printing in both blue and red PLA to further distinguish between camera runs.
Aidan Gray On 4/8/19, 7:25 AM I wanted to kick this off with a Shapeways link to a camera assistant in the US who 3D prints the classic Preston cradles, air can stoppers, and Robocup accessory brackets. The Preston Cradles are good for if you want to put you HU2/HU3 and not bump any of the knobs or sliders. The air can stopper is a GREAT gift for any 2nd AC, as it clips onto most Dust-Off Chrome Nozzles and stops it from spraying randomly on your belt or in your bag. The rRobocup accessory brackets clip onto your robocup and there are two options - one holds pens and markers, and the other holds Sony NP-F batteries. https://www.shapeways.com/shops/miles-of-3d-printing?li=pb Matt On 8/30/19, 6:16 AM I just got the pen holder from him and it's the best! I've already had it on a few shoots and it's made quite a difference already. I'll try to get a pic of how I've been using it soon.
Aidan Gray On 8/31/19, 4:44 PM Hey Eoin - link to this project can be found here! https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3798576 Eoin mcguigan On 8/31/19, 4:48 PM Thanks! Douglas Birch On 12/11/19, 12:26 AM Here is a 3/8-16 Cable tie I made. Similar to the ones by Panavision except for slightly larger cable clip area and has space for a 3/8- 16 screw. I printed these both with ABS and Petg and they seem to be holding out fine so far. Thingiverse link: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4037767
Douglas Birch On 12/11/19, 3:36 PM Yep! Some times on builds I don’t have many 1/4 20 mounting and I did not want to use thread reducers so I came up with this solution. Aidan has a 1/4 20 cable tie design which is also great! I have also designed the screw with a tool insert (you can see in the picture) but I am still testing it’s longevity before I post it here.
Douglas Birch On 4/12/20, 4:39 PM Hey Nico, I have just uploaded the design to thingiverse. I added a slot for a flat head so that it can be loosened off easier. I have been using them for a couple of months and they seem to be working alright. I printed them in PETG on an FDM printer. Let me know if you have any problems with the design or questions! Here is the link: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4278535
Aidan Gray On 4/8/19, 7:31 AM Not my design, but this is a nice 100mm bowl hi-hat that I found online... Good for installing on a bench or similar if you need a place to work on a head or camera rig - if you printed with high infill or in nylon, I would trust it with some serious weight as its all going in the Z axis with is where FDM is pretty strong... https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2938764
Aidan Gray On 4/15/19, 8:25 PM Good for the camera truck or if you work at a rental house, but here is a holder for Kimtech small lens wipes - allows you to mount the box upside down if you want to add it to a workbench!
Aidan Gray On 4/15/19, 8:27 PM Standard 15->19mm bushing, as you would find in a Preston motor bracket - I use these in an emergency if I need to, but also useful for putting Wooden Camera A-Boxes onto 15mm rods.
Hugo Rouffiac On 3/27/20, 3:40 AM Hey Guys ! Back in France we got a brand called "Abracam", they're making a fully 3d printed Clip On Matte Box. Only the flag are made out of carbon. They get old really fast and start to make funny noise after a while but they are pretty cheap (400 euros) I've been wondering if you know any STL file for a proper cinema Matte Box, all i can find on thingiverse or other site is some weird dslr based matte box ! Maybe with a complete blueprint of an Market Matte Box like a MMB-2 from ARRI, i could try to clone it and tweak it so it can be preinted in a good enough quality ! Hope we can find solutions for a good 3D printed Clip On MB ! Hope you're getting ready for WW3 ;)