This weeks Designer Spotlight focuses on YOU. Why? Because we know our community is capable of designing the most amazing things, and we have the best materials to print them in. Everyday we are blown away by the things you create and we want to share that with the world. For MakerFaire this year, we want to showcase the best of the best. The best models, in the best materials.
We want you to show us the most amazing object that shows the capability of each material. Your design will be the best representation of that material.
How detailed can you make a FUD model? How many moving parts can you incorporate into WSF? What's the most beautiful piece of mind blowing jewelry in silver? What impossible sculpture is possible with 3D printed ceramic? We love things like this ceramic vase by Virtox, and the gold plated brass skull by Joshua Harker because they demonstrate the possibilities.
We want to showcase the full possibilities of 3D printing in these materials. So show us what you've got! You can submit something you already made, or design a brand new thing. Simply post a link to you model to enter. It MUST fit within the design guidelines, rules and material specifications, which can all be found on the Materials Page. Additionally, it must needs to pass printability checks.
Post a link to your model on Shapeways in the comments to be considered, and be sure to tag it #HallofFame. All entries must be in by Wednesday August 28th midnight EST. We will pick a winner in each material, in several finishes. So go big (or detailed, or colorful, or wacky)!
Winners will be announced on Monday September 2nd. The Prize is eternal fame as your model will travel with us to MakerFaire New York in September, and we will ship you a 3D print of your model to keep too.
If only there were a company willing to promote their awesome printing materials and showcase a few designers, too?
I’ve been sitting here dreaming of what my 3D model will look and feel like in Premium Silver or Gold Plated Brass. Software rendering will only take me so far – I guess it’s back to dreamville for a while.
Just in case, I’ll leave this link here and see what happens.
Mold makers will cry when they see these:
but I would like to showcase my own work:
thought it may not be showing the full possibility of 3D printing.
I really do think the Ear-Bone demonstrates in an exemplary way the virtues of EP. I struggled but failed to make this model work in WSF, and when EP arrived it was like the Shapeways fairy god-mother had touched the model with her wand. Suddenly it worked... the gadget grabbed hold of the cords and wouldn't let go without a fight. It does whatever work I need it to do. I now can't imagine how I tolerated my earbuds without it.
Hi! I just launched a new jewelry collection in nylon plastics. This project was a co-creation project between designer and a 3d modeler. We’re both excited about the end-result and would love to hear from the community what they think! The collection combines a smooth and textured line. Creating the textured line has taken a while to develop as I wanted as much detail as possible in the dots and holes in every single piece. My personal favorite and the piece I would love to be considered for the Hall of Fame is the textured cuff: http://www.shapeways.com/model/1153643/textured-cuff-size-s.html #HallofFame
My Spinning Star Vase and Dish may not be quite as intricate as Vertox's vase, but I think they do give an idea of some of the possibilities.
Spinning Star Vase:
Spinning Star Dish:
Finally, I think my Moody Heart and Flower-Heart Clock both show the possibilities of Full-Color Sandstone, with coloring generated algorithmically based on and enhancing the shapes. I especially love the enhanced shadows on my Moody Heart.
Thank you everyone for your entries!
Winners have been notified by email and will have their work displayed at MakerFaire in New York on September 20-21st. Come stop by our booth if you are in the area!
Have a great weekend!