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The Shapeways 3D design challenge!


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Where should one go to submit an entry?
#1 James Ray on 2008-07-31 21:09 (Reply)
You go to http://www.shapeways.com/beta to ask for a beta invitation.

You can then upload your model to Shapeways. If you add the tag SIGGRAPHContest to the model, then that model is in the contest!
#2 Joris Peels on 2008-08-01 10:53 (Reply)
Are there any restrictions/guidelines for the size and how about objects that need to be assembled by hand after printing, would you also take care of that? (So models that consist of several seperate pieces to make it possilbe to mold and cast them afterwards.)
#3 Fabian Fricke (Homepage) on 2008-08-01 16:06 (Reply)
Depending on the material there is a maximum build envelope that is a restriction.

If you are logged in you can see what they are per material:
http://www.shapeways.com/about/material-options

We currently do not offer any assembly service but you can print different parts and then assemble them later.
#3.1 Joris Peels on 2008-08-01 16:18 (Reply)
I do know about these restrictions so I think you got me a bit wrong, the question was only contest-specific because that's apparently a bit different from the common business.
#3.1.1 Fabian Fricke (Homepage) on 2008-08-01 16:24 (Reply)
Fabian, there are no special restrictions for the contest. It just has to be printable and be inspiring!
#3.1.1.1 Joris Peels on 2008-08-04 08:18 (Reply)
Hello, I'm one of the admins os the Blender Brasil community and I'm posting this new about your contest on the site. I think we'll have some people interested on the contest and Sapeways as well.
I could tell them to sign in on Shapeways using the "BlenderNation" code but I think that's a little wrong so how about the creation of some invitations for the brazilan community? If the answer is "yes", please tell me by e-mail.
Thanks.
#4 brutto (Homepage) on 2008-08-04 02:13 (Reply)
you sent me an email about printing my model...do I still have to enter the contest?
#5 Dylan Lynch on 2008-08-04 02:45 (Reply)
Dylan, We asked you for permission to print your model because we wanted to exhibit it at SIGGRAPH. You are free to enter it into the competition as well. So if you want to enter the contest you can and you just have to add the tag to your model.

Joris
#6 Joris Peels on 2008-08-04 08:15 (Reply)
so, when do we find out?
#7 Jonathan Gold on 2008-08-11 12:58 (Reply)
Today!
#8 Joris Peels on 2008-08-11 14:47 (Reply)
sweet! I'm on the edge of my seat!
#9 Jonathan Gold on 2008-08-11 16:59 (Reply)

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