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Sea Chess [message #24083] Sun, 20 February 2011 22:08 UTC Go to next message
avatar WillLaPuerta  is currently offline WillLaPuerta
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I've always wanted to have a try making a chess set, but I never could settle on a theme. Finally decided to give undersea creatures a try.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/102134/SeaChessWIP01.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/102134/SeaChessWIP02.png

I made them big enough and thick enough to print in color, whenever it is that I get around to making color maps, but right now my biggest concern is stability. I hope the bases are heavy enough to keep the taller ones from toppling over.


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Re: Sea Chess [message #24141 is a reply to message #24083 ] Tue, 22 February 2011 16:50 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Those are awesome! Really original.

Is that a crab and a fish swimming through some reeds for the king and the queen?


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Re: Sea Chess [message #24148 is a reply to message #24141 ] Tue, 22 February 2011 20:52 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yeah, the king's a crab and the queen's an angelfish. Those are supposed to be sponges, since when I looked up queen angelfish that's what I saw in a lot of the pictures.

Those are just the rough models. I'm going to smooth them out and try to add some more details later.

I've also used dynamics to for a rough idea on how stable they are. Dropped them from a height with a bit of a tilt to them and none of them tipped over. Sure, that's not exactly accurate, but it's the best I can do until they've been printed.

[Updated on: Tue, 22 February 2011 20:59 UTC]


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Re: Sea Chess [message #24149 is a reply to message #24148 ] Tue, 22 February 2011 21:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Looks nice =)


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Re: Sea Chess [message #24180 is a reply to message #24149 ] Thu, 24 February 2011 02:45 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks

I finally got them colored.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/102134/SeaChess01.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/102134/SeaChess02.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/102134/SeaChess03.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/102134/SeaChess04.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/102134/SeaChess05.png


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Re: Sea Chess [message #24183 is a reply to message #24180 ] Thu, 24 February 2011 06:12 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Wow! That's Beautiful!
Re: Sea Chess [message #24187 is a reply to message #24180 ] Thu, 24 February 2011 08:35 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Stunning!
Re: Sea Chess [message #24192 is a reply to message #24180 ] Thu, 24 February 2011 11:55 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: Sea Chess [message #24248 is a reply to message #24180 ] Fri, 25 February 2011 14:04 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sponge Bob & Patrick would go bonkers! Great job.


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Re: Sea Chess [message #24249 is a reply to message #24248 ] Fri, 25 February 2011 14:16 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks, everyone. I wanted to make the matching chess board available as well, but it's just too wide to print in color. So I thought, what if I break it down into smaller, individual squares that interlock?

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/102134/board%2001.png

Also make a base and sides printed in WSF that can hold the squares in place when assembled.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/102134/board%2002.png

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/102134/board%2003.png

I also thought that if I offered the tiles with just half the total number required then people could order half in a light material and half in a dark material and put them together to make their own custom boards, but I don't know how well different materials work and play together.

I understand things don't always come out the same size they were designed to be. At this point, I don't even know if my original idea of combining WSF with full color sandstone would work.


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Re: Sea Chess [message #24776 is a reply to message #24083 ] Fri, 11 March 2011 20:07 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Nobody out there with experience getting different materials to work and play together?

OK, anyway, after a week or two of errors every time I tried to upload the file for the chess pieces it spontaneously worked just fine.

http://www.shapeways.com/model/224875/sea_chess_pieces.html? gid=ug40586

Now I just need a spare 500 bucks to see how these babies look in real life . . .

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Re: Sea Chess [message #24780 is a reply to message #24083 ] Fri, 11 March 2011 20:33 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I had modeled a multi-material thing a while ago for somebuddy, they told me it worked great but never sent me pictures :'(


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icon12.gif  Re: Sea Chess [message #24795 is a reply to message #24776 ] Sat, 12 March 2011 04:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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WillLaPuerta wrote on Fri, 11 March 2011 20:07


Now I just need a spare 500 bucks to see how these babies look in real life . . .


Well.. you could do it one part at a time... Like just the King or Rook for now, and add each piece as you go along...

Nawww.. what am i talking about.. you could just stand on a street corner with a sign that reads "Need money for Chess Set!" Very Happy

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Re: Sea Chess [message #24802 is a reply to message #24795 ] Sat, 12 March 2011 20:38 UTC Go to previous message
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Youknowwho4eva wrote on Fri, 11 March 2011 20:33

I had modeled a multi-material thing a while ago for somebuddy, they told me it worked great but never sent me pictures :'(


Oh? Which materials were they? How were they supposed to work together?

Ray716 wrote on Sat, 12 March 2011 04:31


Nawww.. what am i talking about.. you could just stand on a street corner with a sign that reads "Need money for Chess Set!" Very Happy
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Heh heh. I'll definitely consider it.


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