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Noob print :) [message #9502] Tue, 02 February 2010 19:32 UTC Go to next message
avatar otjervaag  is currently offline otjervaag
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Yay, it arrived! First 3D models I have ever done, and first prints. I'm very, very impressed with the printed result!

First a set of chesstowers 20mm high in black detail, BS&F, WS&F, grey robust and transparent detail. Had to try out some of the different materials.

index.php?t=getfile&id=2523&private=0

Also printed a simple rim. 50mm diameter and 20mm high.

index.php?t=getfile&id=2524&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2525&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2526&private=0

Was the only two things I came up with to try Alibre that I figured wouldn't be too hard to model for a first timer Razz The low stl resolution (on the side of the rim, most easily seen in the grey robust print..) is of course my own fault.. Embarassed

These things are hard to photograph properly!

Oh, and Shapeways: Thanks for giving me yet another addiction! Frown heheh

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Re: Noob print :) [message #9517 is a reply to message #9502 ] Wed, 03 February 2010 08:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Ushanka  is currently offline Ushanka
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Those are really great photos! Can you give me some pointers?
Re: Noob print :) [message #9571 is a reply to message #9517 ] Thu, 04 February 2010 13:23 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar jeff  is currently offline jeff
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they are good shots.

I find that having a mini-tripod is really helpful for photographing small models.
sometimes a macro-lens or in some digital cameras just macro-mode- helps a lot with focusing up close to get some nice details.
and lighting + background make big differences.


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Re: Noob print :) [message #9593 is a reply to message #9571 ] Thu, 04 February 2010 20:58 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Whystler  is currently offline Whystler
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I agree ... ok, I'm gonna get me a tripod Smile

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Re: Noob print :) [message #9612 is a reply to message #9502 ] Fri, 05 February 2010 12:33 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar otjervaag  is currently offline otjervaag
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I think the equipment has rescued me in this case Wink

Canon 350D Camera with a Sigma zoom lens in macro mode (photos were shot at 300mm, 1/60 shutter). More importantly though, I've not used the cameras built in flash but an external Speedlite 430EX flash. Makes all the difference! Smile

... oh, and I didn't use a tripod, but that would obviously help, yes Smile
Re: Noob print :) [message #9624 is a reply to message #9593 ] Fri, 05 February 2010 19:44 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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let me recommend the gorilla pod - http://joby.com/gorillapod/original/

an awesome mini tripod great for table top close ups and funky angles

and yea, having awesome camera equipment like otjervaag helps Razz

[Updated on: Fri, 05 February 2010 19:47 UTC]


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Re: Noob print :) [message #9629 is a reply to message #9502 ] Fri, 05 February 2010 21:45 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar otjervaag  is currently offline otjervaag
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It's definitely a nice little pod for those funky angles. Got one from my brother last Christmas Smile

Don't know if they are all like mine, but the joints on mine are not tight enough to hold up my SLR with the heavy Sigma lens. Works with lighter lenses though Wink
Re: Noob print :) [message #9639 is a reply to message #9629 ] Sat, 06 February 2010 05:27 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I use the Gorillapod Professional Focus -- aluminum, supports 11 lbs, has no problem with big lenses.

http://www.adorama.com/TPGPF.html

Highly recommended.


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Re: Noob print :) [message #9905 is a reply to message #9639 ] Fri, 12 February 2010 23:21 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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HI,

Just wondering what type of material this model was made with?

http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=getfile&id=2525&private=0

Cheers,
Alan
Re: Noob print :) [message #9942 is a reply to message #9502 ] Sun, 14 February 2010 13:08 UTC Go to previous message
avatar otjervaag  is currently offline otjervaag
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It's black detail.

Meanwhile I've received the chess-tower in metal:

index.php?t=getfile&id=2643&private=0

.. crappy iPhone pic this time Razz But, wow, I'll definitely be ordering mote metal prints!


 
   
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