Greene presented one of his masterpieces at Atlanta’s MomoCon, a fan convention like Comic-Con. He considers MomoCon to be a “balance between a table-con and a party-con.”
What took him the better half of a year, one of his inspirations aligns with the theme of the convention as he replicated the dimensions and styles of a character from a widely beloved anime, My Hero Academia.
Besides being able to work on personal projects for his own pleasure, Greene uses the opportunities circulated by the community to find commissioned projects offered by corporations. Large film and video game companies recognize the value in the craftsmanship that people like Greene want to put into each project they do.
The most important advice Greene wishes to pass on to future prop-makers is that “you can never sand enough… the quality of your work is directly proportional to the amount of time you’re willing to put into a project.”
Becoming a part of the prop-making community itself is easy. People can learn the art of 3D printing by watching tutorials on YouTube, or other video streaming sites. Many professionals like Greene are eager to share their knowledge and techniques.
As Greene learned through his mentors, this industry is more than recreating characters and props.
It’s an art, “bringing imagination to life.”