Dec.16, 2013

Halo creators Bungie and publisher Activision are going to release Destiny, an upcoming action role-playing first-person shooter video game on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One video game consoles on September 9, 2014. Sloan Hood, a team member at Bungie, dressed up as a Hunter from Destiny at a Halloween party last month, showcasing the impressive outfit, as well as an exotic tool: 3D printed Thorn, a hand cannon in Destiny.

Thorn has been described as an onyx-colored, spiked "hand cannon" that glows when primed. It appears in concept art to be a revolver. "I find a rare hand cannon that looks like it was carved from the dark heart of one of the cracked moons of Saturn. It feels good in my hand, and glows like starlight when I prime its magazine." said Joe Staten, former Bungie Creative Lead.

"A Hunter needs exotic tools to get the job done, and Mr. Hood's are spot on." writes Bungie. Since Hood is a member of the team, he has all the access to the original file of Thorn. "I had to cut up the original models so that they had a flat surface from which the printer could begin printing." says Hood. The job is not that easy as you might think. "Cutting and capping hi-poly models with up to a million triangles can be a pretty arduous task. I also had to make sure the scale of each piece was correct."

After a few tests, the final print of the Thorn looked so awesome that "would make any cosplayer follow Sloan on a dangerous mission into the wild." writes Bungie.

The Destiny Beta will kick off in the summer of 2014.


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Josh wrote at 1/21/2015 6:43:32 AM:

What were all the dimensions used on the parts?

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