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Which material is best for this? [message #53798] Sun, 09 September 2012 14:06 UTC Go to next message
avatar paulelderdesign  is currently offline paulelderdesign
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Hi guys until now I have been designing for games so this whole VMRL thing has got me going round in circles Laughing

OK Here is the plan I want to print this
http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_694044_559629_1347185485.jpg

But have it looking like this
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/530249_259405720847451_1721573688_n.jpg

I know that SW don't do chrome so I will have to colour it but what is the best material to make this look
like the render? Confused


Paul
Re: Which material is best for this? [message #53802 is a reply to message #53798 ] Sun, 09 September 2012 14:49 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar JACANT  is currently offline JACANT
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There is only one material that will print in colour, Full Color Sandstone
http://www.shapeways.com/materials


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Re: Which material is best for this? [message #53818 is a reply to message #53802 ] Sun, 09 September 2012 19:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar paulelderdesign  is currently offline paulelderdesign
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Thanks.

Is there any way to vary the material on one model say White S&F, Blue S&F etc? That way I could do it, or would I
have to upload each seperate piece as a seperate item? Confused

Paul
Re: Which material is best for this? [message #53821 is a reply to message #53818 ] Sun, 09 September 2012 19:58 UTC Go to previous message
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There is no way of using more than one material or colour with another, on the same machine. You will have to split the model up and upload each piece separately. The Full Color Sandstone is actually printed and 'dyed' at the same time. Like an inkjet printer.
Don't forget if you split it up, to remember the minimum wall thickness for each material.


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