Custom made 3D printed Portal gun from model ripped straight from the game

Melissa sez, "Here are some of the best pictures as well as a demonstration video of my custom-made portal gun. I wanted the gun to be as accurate as possible, so I used 3D printed parts that were ripped directly from the game files! After months and months of hard work, I was able to make the gun of my dreams! I took it to Comic-Con, and people loved it! I also met another girl who had the NECA gun, and it's easy to see how some of the details were lost from the game in order to make the NECA gun easier to manufacture."

Awesome Custom-Made NECA Portal Gun (Thanks, Melissa)

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  1. I’ve been wondering for awhile “Couldn’t people just extract assets from popular games and print their own props/action figures?”  I guess I have my answer now.

    1. yup was wondering same thing. this also made me think people will now pretty much be able to print off their own action figures / collectables. so i spose sales of those might decline soon. of course hardcore collectors will continue but average joe might rather reprap one out quickly.

  2. Cave Johnson here.  You are hereby immediately ordered to return Aperture property back to our offices. 

    I promise your complete safety and that you will not be hurt. 
    Much.

  3. I wanted the gun to be as accurate as possible, so I used 3D printed parts that were ripped directly from the game files!

    Brilliant! We’re definitely living in the future.

  4. I looked through the links a bit, but couldn’t determine — what kind of 3D printer were these parts made on?

  5. This is really impressive. You should get together with Chris Myles who has a great video tutorial for 3d printed Personality Spheres from Portal 2.  http://blog.objet.com/2011/06/06/objet-3d-printer-used-to-recreate-portal-2-personality-spheres/

  6. where do you find the model in the game files? I’ve looked but I can’t find it

    EDIT- I found it, but it looks like it’s a .si0 file, and I have no idea how to open it, can anyone help me?

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