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New Dice designs.. [message #31236] Wed, 20 July 2011 22:38 UTC Go to next message
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Cloud D4

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Cloud D6

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Cloud D8

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Cloud D10

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Re: New Dice designs.. [message #31264 is a reply to message #31236 ] Thu, 21 July 2011 05:46 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Very beautiful organic design.


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Re: New Dice designs.. [message #31319 is a reply to message #31264 ] Fri, 22 July 2011 02:19 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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mctrivia wrote on Thu, 21 July 2011 05:46

Very beautiful organic design.


Thanks

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Re: New Dice designs.. [message #31426 is a reply to message #31236 ] Sun, 24 July 2011 02:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Cloud D12

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Re: New Dice designs.. [message #31429 is a reply to message #31426 ] Sun, 24 July 2011 03:36 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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d12 at least won't work. multiple numbers will be on top.

Thanks about my daughter. she is so cute to just hold and watch.


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Re: New Dice designs.. [message #31431 is a reply to message #31236 ] Sun, 24 July 2011 04:59 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It is designed well.. thanks for your concern
Each face has only 1 number facing it clearly and originating from the bottom of that face.

play with the 3D viewer to see.


One other point you raised on the other dice thread - large number of designs will work against you not for you - i'm going to cut on my inventory by 80% and display only the ones that had 2 copies or more sold in the last year....

After doing some numbers crunching on Google Adwords it hit me that an average visitor cant handle large anount of displayed designs - you the shop owner have 1 to 3 minutes AT BEST to create a sale especially from search engines traffic who are looking for what they are searching for and do not want to be bothered with what 3D printing is and how shapeways works..

Just look at some of the prominent designers shops on shapeways - they have only best sellers designs on their shops - more to the point 1 to 3 pages of designs.

Of course if that's not the case on your side have a continued success.

Since around the date Ben left.. my sales dropped to zero.. Rolling Eyes
I'll see if this new approach will work..





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Re: New Dice designs.. [message #31432 is a reply to message #31431 ] Sun, 24 July 2011 05:16 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I see now how you are suppose to read it. Yes it can be read accurately. Thanks for explaining how to properly read.

As for reducing inventory check out this thread: http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=5902&a mp;start=0&

You can keep the dice available without taking up space by hiding and making items that act as menus.


For me it is not about sales. It is about trying to design things that are as close to mathematically perfect that are not easily doable.

Hence why I like odd number dice, and challenge myself to crazy limits(Making 191 dice in 2 weeks). I like to see sales because it means my models are out there and people like them. But I could care less about how much I make which is why I try to keep all my dice to $9.99 when possible and let the profit suffer.

P.S. ANother way to help your shopers is use the magic menu. It lets you make a muti level sorted drop down menu so customers can find what they want quick.

P.P.S analytic shows my average site time as 3 to 20min. Depending on the source.


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Re: New Dice designs.. [message #31433 is a reply to message #31236 ] Sun, 24 July 2011 05:28 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Laughing ok



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Re: New Dice designs.. [message #31434 is a reply to message #31433 ] Sun, 24 July 2011 05:47 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I am also considering reducing my inventory by removing models that never sold (is that in contradiction with the long tail model of Shapeways?).
I would like to do a campain called perhaps "Save a model": all the models with no sale will be put with, say, a $1 markup for a period of time, and if they do not sale during this period they will be deleted.
So you can save a design by buying it for a discounted price.

BTW, Dizingof, your new dice are very interesting because their wireframe-like shapes save a lot of material and make them affordable: that's the paradox of today's 3D printing: it is so expensive that it works better for 2D (shells) or even 1D (wireframes) designs Smile


So many things to design, so little time...
Re: New Dice designs.. [message #31435 is a reply to message #31236 ] Sun, 24 July 2011 07:18 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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@Magic I dont design a die by how affordable it is going to be..

I recall a conversation i had with a dice collector back in Sept. 2010 when i started designing dice... , he claims he buys a lot of dice and i should lower my markup to a few dollars... my reply to him was: that he is practically getting a private designer doing original and interesting dice designs for his huge collection at a fraction of the cost he would have paid hiring a designer ...

So offering a design for pennies or for $1-$3 is ridiculous giving the man-hours put for each design.. by me, you, and the rest of the fellow designers on shapeways who joined this niche thinking it's a goldmine (well if dizingof is popping a new dice every few hours then it must be a gold mine.. Laughing )



As for these new dies on this thread, saving material on them didn't even cross my mind - i stumbled on some new exciting 3d software tools which i'm curious to learn (always) and when ever i see a pattern or a cool shape that could be made as a new and exciting design i go for it.


Of course.. i do limit the size and volume to reflect a reasonable (yet still ridiculous) price for a potential collector
( all 3 of them Laughing )


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Re: New Dice designs.. [message #31438 is a reply to message #31435 ] Sun, 24 July 2011 08:46 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Affordability, markups...
Let go on this discussion here.
Wink


So many things to design, so little time...
Re: New Dice designs.. [message #31444 is a reply to message #31236 ] Sun, 24 July 2011 11:36 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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A new theme of dice set in the making - a mathematical Gyroid Dice set


Gyroid D4

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j322/dizingof/GyrodD41690.jpg

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j322/dizingof/GyrodD41686.jpg

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j322/dizingof/GyrodD41691.jpg

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Re: New Dice designs.. [message #31458 is a reply to message #31236 ] Sun, 24 July 2011 18:57 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Gyroid D6

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Re: New Dice designs.. [message #31842 is a reply to message #31236 ] Sat, 30 July 2011 04:18 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Gyroid D8

http://www.shapeways.com/openfile/301265/photos/photo46454.jpg

http://www.shapeways.com/openfile/301265/photos/photo46451.jpg






Gyroid D10

http://www.shapeways.com/openfile/301269/photos/photo46468.jpg

http://www.shapeways.com/openfile/301269/photos/photo46469.jpg






In case you missed my other post , i basically intersect a Gyroid with the right wall thickness with any shape and the result is stunning .. such as the above dice and this Gyroid Vase

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j322/dizingof/GyrodVase1724.jpg

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Re: New Dice designs.. [message #31843 is a reply to message #31236 ] Sat, 30 July 2011 04:26 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Customers have asked me to to add Steampunk D20 + Steampunk D2 to the Steampunk Dice Set



Steampunk D20

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http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j322/dizingof/SteampunkD201784.jpg




Steampunk D2

http://www.shapeways.com/openfile/239357/photos/photo37039.jpg

http://www.shapeways.com/openfile/239357/photos/photo37041.jpg




Steampunk Dice set

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Re: New Dice designs.. [message #33163 is a reply to message #31236 ] Tue, 23 August 2011 16:56 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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A new theme/set : Quark


Quark D4

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j322/dizingof/QuarkD42103.jpg

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j322/dizingof/QuarkD42105.jpg





Quark D6

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j322/dizingof/QuarkD62108.jpg





Quark D8

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j322/dizingof/QuarkD82112.jpg





Quark D10

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j322/dizingof/QuarkD102117.jpg

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j322/dizingof/QuarkD102118.jpg





Quark D12

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j322/dizingof/QuarkD122126.jpg

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j322/dizingof/QuarkD122122.jpg





Quark D20

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j322/dizingof/QuarkD202133.jpg

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j322/dizingof/QuarkD202129.jpg






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Re: New Dice designs.. [message #33166 is a reply to message #33163 ] Tue, 23 August 2011 17:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Very cool new designs! They look great in metal.

What I don't understand is why they often show up on the "3D Puzzles" page. A die is not a puzzle. Why do they appear under

Gallery -> Theme Overview -> 3D Puzzles

??
Re: New Dice designs.. [message #33167 is a reply to message #31236 ] Tue, 23 August 2011 18:08 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks

I went thru the entire 14 pages of the gallery puzzles and i did not see any of my models there - you're mistaken me for someone else



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Re: New Dice designs.. [message #33169 is a reply to message #33167 ] Tue, 23 August 2011 18:43 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Strange ... here is what it looks like for me ...

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Re: New Dice designs.. [message #33730 is a reply to message #31236 ] Sat, 03 September 2011 04:57 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Steampunk Die32 - Big Size ! 6 cm

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Re: New Dice designs.. [message #38171 is a reply to message #31236 ] Tue, 08 November 2011 15:45 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm in the process of uploading my 300+ Dice designs for sale as STL files at ponoko.com - enjoy !

http://www.ponoko.com/showroom/Dizingof




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Re: New Dice designs.. [message #42502 is a reply to message #38171 ] Sun, 22 January 2012 19:34 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I guess it's just rotten luck that discovered Shapeways too late to order some of dizingof's dice. If the D22 parachute die would have been available a month ago, I definitely would have ordered one (saw them on Kevin Cook's website).

I get the point about slimming inventory to avoid overwhelming people. If I found that to be an effective strategy to showcase my top-selling models, I might open a second store on Shapeways that was completely separate for everything else. You never know when a dice enthusiast will come along and you'll make a random sale. (I am right that having a store on Shapeways costs nothing, right?)

Anyway, I thought I'd chime in with my perspective as a consumer. (I collect dice, but it's a casual collection... I'm not looking to rake in mass quantities of dice as quickly as possible. I simply use a little of my disposable income to buy a couple of interesting or unique ones from time to time.)

In any case, fabulous designs and great work, dizingof!
Re: New Dice designs.. [message #42503 is a reply to message #31236 ] Sun, 22 January 2012 19:43 UTC Go to previous message
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Thanks man.

I've had lots of "sales bugs" and still have.. on my account
(search the forum) , so i removed all the dice designs.

- you cant trust no one these days .. Sad


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