I did some work for Themeparx, who sent me some tiny CBeebies Night Garden character models.
The brief was, “Give us some files that our CNC machinists can handle. We want to make these very big for a new ride at Alton Towers”.
SO the process I used was to scan them, create an efficient mesh from the scans – Translate the mesh to curve based surfaces which could be read by the CNC machine. The result is a scale independent model that can be CNC at any size.
Whole job – 6 days from receiving the little toys to the sculptures!
The pieces in question are the CBeebies Night Garden characters at the end of the video