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Help breaking down spaceship? [message #45627] Sat, 17 March 2012 21:21 UTC Go to next message
avatar ColdWarrior  is currently offline ColdWarrior
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Hi all. I am totally new to 3D printing and looking for some feedback on a model. I'm not sure the appropriate place to post this so I will start here since this is technically still a WIP. If it more appropriate somewhere else, please let me know.

Not knowing exactly how this process works, I'm not sure how this object needs to be broken down for printing. I can't imagine that it can be printed as a single object. If not, then I imagine I need to create some sprues of some kind with the smaller objects/pieces. Total height would be around 10 cm.

The pics are of slightly different versions. It would be hollow with enough thickness to ensure durability.

As I mentioned, I am totally new to this process so anything would help. Anyone have any input? I would greatly appreciate it.

TIA.

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Re: Help breaking down spaceship? [message #45633 is a reply to message #45627 ] Sun, 18 March 2012 00:10 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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There is no "need" to break it down into separate parts, uness you want any of the pieces to rotate/bend/flex, and even then, it's possible to print in place parts such that can still move, if you pay attention to the minimum clearances needed.

You might want to separate the peices such that you could paint them easier and then assemble after they are painted, but again, there's no real requirement to do so.

At 10cm, it's going to run around $50 to print in WSF, "a bit more" in the other materials.


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Re: Help breaking down spaceship? [message #45704 is a reply to message #45627 ] Mon, 19 March 2012 19:16 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar CharGyse  is currently offline CharGyse
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Ooh hello. Is this for a static model or do are its parts movable?


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Re: Help breaking down spaceship? [message #45707 is a reply to message #45704 ] Mon, 19 March 2012 20:13 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar ColdWarrior  is currently offline ColdWarrior
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It's just static. I hadn't really thought about moving parts since I am so unfamiliar with the capabilities of the printing process. Not sure what it is capable of doing.

Thanks!
Re: Help breaking down spaceship? [message #45801 is a reply to message #45707 ] Wed, 21 March 2012 19:58 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar pfeiffer stylez  is currently offline pfeiffer stylez
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Be warned, such a big model will be expensive...
Re: Help breaking down spaceship? [message #45806 is a reply to message #45627 ] Wed, 21 March 2012 21:35 UTC Go to previous message
avatar CharGyse  is currently offline CharGyse
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"do are its parts movable?" Hahaha, I'm silly.

You could definitely print that in one go. So long as the little/thin parts are thick enough for whichever material you want it printed in to not snap off, and you've got a hole or a few holes to let out excess material from the middle of a hollow object, then it should be fine...


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