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CrowdSpring or 99designs like bidding site for 3D modelers and product engineers? [message #60334] Thu, 17 January 2013 03:11 UTC Go to next message
avatar Lascar  is currently offline Lascar
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3D modeling bit site[ 5 vote(s) ]
1.I'd use it for every job 2 / 40%
2.Would be nice for price and complexity discovery 0 / 0%
3.I prefer to work with specific company design departments 0 / 0%
4.I'm my own modeler and product creator 2 / 40%
5.Using simple forum/email/classifieds is good enough 1 / 20%

Hello, everybody.

I've been working on a product idea which lands itself very nicely with 3DP process. However I'm facing some engineering challenges.

Does any one know of a site/service similar to 99designs bidding system only for professional 3D printed products modelers/engineers? Google does not seem to be helpful.

Also, I'm curious if there were such a place - how useful would that be to this community? If you have 10 seconds, I'd appreciate you taking the attached poll.

Thank you guys.

Re: CrowdSpring or 99designs like bidding site for 3D modelers and product engineers? [message #60336 is a reply to message #60334 ] Thu, 17 January 2013 03:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Let me know if you find a site


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Re: CrowdSpring or 99designs like bidding site for 3D modelers and product engineers? [message #60376 is a reply to message #60334 ] Fri, 18 January 2013 02:23 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: CrowdSpring or 99designs like bidding site for 3D modelers and product engineers? [message #60415 is a reply to message #60376 ] Fri, 18 January 2013 22:17 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: CrowdSpring or 99designs like bidding site for 3D modelers and product engineers? [message #60448 is a reply to message #60334 ] Sun, 20 January 2013 14:06 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It wouldn't work. 3D modelling takes too long to do on spec.


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Re: CrowdSpring or 99designs like bidding site for 3D modelers and product engineers? [message #60449 is a reply to message #60448 ] Sun, 20 January 2013 18:01 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I disagree, I have done a few on specs, calculate the time I think it will take me to do it, and charge that way.


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Re: CrowdSpring or 99designs like bidding site for 3D modelers and product engineers? [message #60454 is a reply to message #60449 ] Sun, 20 January 2013 21:09 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What I mean is, no one is going to do 3D modelling in the 99designs format. No one is going to spend 6-12 hours on a model when dozens of other people are building the same model for the change at the same prize. It's silly.


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Re: CrowdSpring or 99designs like bidding site for 3D modelers and product engineers? [message #60455 is a reply to message #60454 ] Sun, 20 January 2013 21:17 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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True, to a point. Depending on the model and its difficulty I am sure some wouldn't but I do it. and it pays off Elance is the best site I think. there are now like 30 or 50 jobs posted a day for 3d modeling .. If its a simple one , I will bid on it. usually the ones that wanted something modeled to be print ready.
So its already being done. And maybe its just me, I can can actually create a 3d model a lot faster than creating a 2d image in photoshop. so for me its worth it.


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icon14.gif  Re: CrowdSpring or 99designs like bidding site for 3D modelers and product engineers? [message #60776 is a reply to message #60455 ] Fri, 25 January 2013 17:51 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I think it would work just fine.

About 75% of the 3DPrinted models are designed in a few hours while thinking up a good design often takes much more time.

For a designer with enough experience it won't be that difficult to calculate the time it would take to design something and see if it's worth it.

I see it as a contest just like the iphone5 contest here on shapeways, many have designed the same thing and only a few get sales.
Who dous'nt like competing with others? it's all we do in life !




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Re: CrowdSpring or 99designs like bidding site for 3D modelers and product engineers? [message #60777 is a reply to message #60776 ] Fri, 25 January 2013 17:56 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What a silly thing to say. 3D models take hours and hours to produce, especially if you expect them to print faithfully. If you're thinking of getting anything sculpted in Zbrush by a real artist, forget about it.

What you will get with a site like that is a bunch of 3D artist wannabes. Yes, people will do it, but the work will be sub-par. Have you ever seen those free 3D model download sites? That's the quality that this will attract. No professional is going to waste their time in what amounts to a crap-shoot contest.

[Updated on: Fri, 25 January 2013 18:00 UTC]


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Re: CrowdSpring or 99designs like bidding site for 3D modelers and product engineers? [message #60778 is a reply to message #60777 ] Fri, 25 January 2013 18:03 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Look at some of the things in my shop. yes some took hours to create while others just an hour. The software, or software's that I use make them print ready with a few clicks after modeling. Sorry but I have made plenty of money and still doing so and all my clients are happy with what they get. Like I said yes some models take hours, sometimes days depending on the complexity. I mentioned that before. But there are a lot more that I can get done in say an hours time. Maybe I m just that good Wink


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Re: CrowdSpring or 99designs like bidding site for 3D modelers and product engineers? [message #60779 is a reply to message #60777 ] Fri, 25 January 2013 18:04 UTC Go to previous message
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Maybe you need to update the software you are using, just a thought


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