We are seeing more and more requests in the Shapeways forums joining the rising number of requests we receive at Shapeways HQ from people looking for 3D modelers to help them 3D print their ideas. Sometimes they have an idea, sometimes they have a napkin sketch, sometimes they have a SketchUp model in the wrong scale that needs a lot of love, sometime they just need advice.
If you have 3D modeling skills and you would like to help others realize their ideas with 3D printing, take a look at the 3D modeler needed forum and maybe you can work out a deal that benefits you both. You can also showcase your skills in the 3D modeler for hire section of the Shapeways forums, being sure to include links to your Shapeways products and any other portfolio you may have on sites like Coroflot or Behance Network.
We are also getting more and more requests from fashion designers, artists, advertising agencies, animators, prop makers, jewelers and regular human beings that need to find someone to help them 3D model their concepts ready for 3D printing.
If you are interested in us passing on your details, please post your username and a link to your Shapeways shop in the comments of this blog post.
We will keep an eye on the post and keep you in mind when the next request comes in.
I am always up for interesting work! Especially the more experimental jobs.
That said... I am not interested in bidding on jobs someone posts on-line. Inevitably there is someone else who can make an offer for much less than I charge. For people looking to hire a professional with my experience though.. I'm always willing to listen to what they need, and either make an offer or put them in touch with someone who can.
And yes, perhaps it is time for a solution other than a section on a forum.
I'm a mechanical engineer with product design experience and SolidWorks modeler for over 10 years. In addition to prototype work, I have a line of over 30 wax seals and signet rings made by Shapeways, including many custom creations through my Co-Creator template and private commissions. I once made my own shaving stand here because I couldn't find one I liked for less than $100. Now it's for sale in my shop.
If you need a 3D model, feel free to contact me.
I have been working with Solidworks for a few years
and may be able to make your idea come to life.
At the moment I have one product in my shop, to see it, click on the link below.
I've been here on Shapeways since 2009 and now have my own jewellery website where I specialise in custom-made items (see link in Homepage below). I have a background in photography and art, and fell into 3D modeling many years ago.... with Shapeways allowing me to realise physical models from my digital art.
I'm always open to discussing virtually any project.... and talking is free!
My Shapeways shop: http://www.shapeways.com/shops/slinger?sort=popularity
I have about 13 years of experience in 3D modeling: in Rhino, Animation:Master, and Zbrush. I am experienced in modeling for 3D printing. Here is a link to my portfolio:
This is also very appropriate.
I personally had a bad experience with a modeler that is offered for free (aiming to future sales of my project, which I had to promise the proceeds. I never got the executive files)
After it had spent about 400 euro, where surely he has gained, (otherwise you do not understand why he did send to whether the model, and then send it back to me for a fee) to a bad design of a component, I can not use what printed. Reacts to the modeler not to my emails to try and modify the design, result: time, trust, opportunities and lost 400 euro.
Thou thyself also you were interested In project and I told you that it was the latest changes. It is stopped by the lack of seriousness of the modeler.
Sorry for my English. Best Regards