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How can I make a cheap model? [message #36336] Mon, 10 October 2011 16:46 UTC Go to next message
avatar FreakingRiddle  is currently offline FreakingRiddle
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I made a Pythagorean Cup but the price is too high....!@#@!$!#!

How can I make a cheap model???


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Re: How can I make a cheap model? [message #36337 is a reply to message #36336 ] Mon, 10 October 2011 16:52 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well for one, the only certified food safe printing material is ceramic (which is currently unavailable, should be back soon), which internal geometry won't be glazed so wouldn't be food safe either. But when it does return, it was priced by surface area. The least expensive material is sandstone right now, as long as your walls are 3mm thick. If you want to use other materials, check out their restrictions, as you can get thinner walls with most other materials
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Re: How can I make a cheap model? [message #36338 is a reply to message #36336 ] Mon, 10 October 2011 16:55 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Can you explain me why the prices are so high?


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Re: How can I make a cheap model? [message #36339 is a reply to message #36336 ] Mon, 10 October 2011 17:06 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The prices are mostly based on volume, which increases exponentially as the object gets bigger. A cube that doubles in size will cost 8 times more. If your cup were half the size, it would cost about $60. You will have to either thin the walls or maybe try a Pythagorean shot glass. Very Happy


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Re: How can I make a cheap model? [message #36340 is a reply to message #36336 ] Mon, 10 October 2011 17:09 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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LOL, thanks for the info but I have one more last question...do the more polygons make the cost bigger?

*ok my english are terrible Cool


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Re: How can I make a cheap model? [message #36341 is a reply to message #36336 ] Mon, 10 October 2011 17:16 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You can use as many polygons as you like, up to one million. It does not affect cost.


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Re: How can I make a cheap model? [message #36351 is a reply to message #36341 ] Mon, 10 October 2011 18:04 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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aeron203 wrote on Mon, 10 October 2011 17:16

You can use as many polygons as you like, up to one million. It does not affect cost.





I have just made a new model and it has 600.000 polygons but when i upload it the message says "too many polygons". What can I do?


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Re: How can I make a cheap model? [message #36352 is a reply to message #36337 ] Mon, 10 October 2011 18:06 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Youknowwho4eva wrote on Mon, 10 October 2011 16:52

Well for one, the only certified food safe printing material is ceramic (which is currently unavailable, should be back soon), which internal geometry won't be glazed so wouldn't be food safe either. But when it does return, it was priced by surface area. The least expensive material is sandstone right now, as long as your walls are 3mm thick. If you want to use other materials, check out their restrictions, as you can get thinner walls with most other materials
http://www.shapeways.com/materials/


New and improved sandstone is 2mm walls Smile
see http://www.shapeways.com/materials/fullcolor

Very cool model though Smile

Re: How can I make a cheap model? [message #36353 is a reply to message #36352 ] Mon, 10 October 2011 18:11 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thank you very much but why i get the message "too many polygons" when my model has 600.000 polygons (less than 1.000.000) Confused


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Re: How can I make a cheap model? [message #36355 is a reply to message #36353 ] Mon, 10 October 2011 18:30 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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A four sided polygon is made up of 2 triangles, 5 sided = 3 triangles, etc... the limit is 1,000,000 triangles

Re: How can I make a cheap model? [message #36356 is a reply to message #36336 ] Mon, 10 October 2011 18:32 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm a bit dumb and I didn't get it, can you explain it again? Rolling Eyes


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Re: How can I make a cheap model? [message #36358 is a reply to message #36336 ] Mon, 10 October 2011 18:37 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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He's saying that your software may be counting polygons as any 2D shape (triangles, squares, trapezoids so on) Shapeways allows 1 million triangles, each square would be 2 triangles. A model of 600K squares would be 1.2 million triangels.


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Re: How can I make a cheap model? [message #36362 is a reply to message #36356 ] Mon, 10 October 2011 18:44 UTC Go to previous message
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^^^ what Mike said

Its a bit confusing getting an email about polygons - generic name for 2D shapes, no matter how many sides when Shapeways actually mean triangles - specific name for a 3 sided 2D shape Rolling Eyes


 
   
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