Every Product Page on Shapeways has a Favorite button to the right so that you can let designers know just how awesome they are. The Wishlist Button helps you to keep track of the 3D Printed goodness you want to have and hold. Clicking either button will send love to the Feed, so everyone can see what 3D Printed products are popular at any one point in time. Let's take a look at the 10 most popular 3D printed designs for the past week in order of popularity from number 10 up to number 1.
Take a look at what they ALL have in common? Great images of the products... The most popular items with Favorites, Wishlist and Sales all have great photographs to let people know exactly what the 3D printed product looks like. So make sure you upload photographs of your designs to your product page with a 4:3 ratio (eg. 674 pixels by 501 pixels and under 2 meg). If you see something you like in the gallery, share the love, favorite it or add it to your Wishlist, you never know, the 3D Printing Fairy may just deliver it to your door...
Wrong. Once again you have chose to feature an item that does NOT show the actual printed item. #6 the GLaDOS Ring is a computer RENDER. This does a great disservice to those members who actually pay out good money to get their models printed and try their best to promote them...
These are the 10 most popular items as per favorites and wishlists, if there was an item that had only a grey-scale render I would have included that as well, but as we can see the images seem to have an impact on popularity.
Yes the Glados Ring is a render but it has been printed many times, it would be great if the designer updated the page with photos.
It is hard to tell, but Bathshba's Gyroid is also a render, and it has been printed many many times.
Looking at the Clip-it image, it is hard to tell whether that too is a render or photograph, but I do trust that the designer has made sure his design works as intended.