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Pricing? what am i doing wrong [message #54263] Wed, 19 September 2012 23:48 UTC Go to next message
avatar lordredraven  is currently offline lordredraven
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I upload a simple 2 in x 2in x 2 in cube to be printed as a miniature(it's going to be a gelatinous cube) and the file uploaded correct. Shapeways is saying ti will cost me 450 dollars to have a 2 inch cube printed in frosted ultra detail.??????!? I have seen way more complicated and larger items for much less. Even the cheapest of materials on the list is over $100 dollars. What am I doing wrong? Thanks.
Re: Pricing? what am i doing wrong [message #54264 is a reply to message #54263 ] Thu, 20 September 2012 02:22 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Fredd  is currently offline Fredd
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Its correct.( 2 x 2.54)*3=131.096521 cubic cm volume. 3.49 times that amount is around $450. To save money hollow out its interior properly, by creating interior wall thickness, with a tunnel connecting the interior surface to the outer. This technique is a money saver. brb, trying an experiment


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Re: Pricing? what am i doing wrong [message #54266 is a reply to message #54263 ] Thu, 20 September 2012 02:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stannum  is currently offline stannum
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One of those cubes? Get some silicone and transparent resin. Or some beads and follow one of the multiple recipes to make fake ice cubes. Or some plexiglass to make a cube and artist acrylic gel to texturize the outer surfaces. Or just buy one already made like the one by Otherworld Miniatures (15 pounds the basic model, 25 with victims inside) or something generic like Hobby Lobby's Make It Christmas decorations (5 dollars, 2 plastic cubes).
Re: Pricing? what am i doing wrong [message #54267 is a reply to message #54263 ] Thu, 20 September 2012 03:18 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Fredd  is currently offline Fredd
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Quit griping, using the material specs for wall thickness, I got it to 11.34 cm cubed volume, much less than 131. And I gave it a larger wall thickness than the min.
Smile or order a cheaper value material, seal it, and drip a material on it the gelatinous cube deserves. Them things still terrify this old D&D fan. Post production is still needed for the perfect result

[Updated on: Thu, 20 September 2012 03:35 UTC]


Have any questions regarding Blender, and need fast answers, you are always welcome at the IRC Server Freenode, channel #blender. As a bonus, several there have experience in modelling for 3D prints.

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Re: Pricing? what am i doing wrong [message #54358 is a reply to message #54267 ] Fri, 21 September 2012 19:20 UTC Go to previous message
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If you decide to go the hollowed-out cube route, I'd leave the bottom off of it entirely, So that you can place a 28mm skeleton and maybe a weapon or two inside before you mount it on a base.

 
   
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