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Weekend Contest #5: 3D Scan to 3D Print with 123D Catch [message #64240] Sat, 16 March 2013 07:20 UTC Go to next message
avatar bartv  is currently offline bartv
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Hey all,

the new weekend contest is up!

http://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/1971-Weekend-Contest- 5-3D-Scan-to-3D-Print-with-123D-Catch.html

Have fun Smile

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Re: Weekend Contest #5: 3D Scan to 3D Print with 123D Catch [message #64252 is a reply to message #64240 ] Sat, 16 March 2013 13:11 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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One question.. is anyone else getting messages from the webapp such as this?
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We're currently processing your photos to create a 3d model. A notification will be sent when the capture is ready.

There were 16 images in the set, and it's been 12+ hours since I uploaded them.

And, when I try to use the desktop version of the application, I keep getting this:
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The application is unable to access the remote server. Please check your connection and try again.

[Updated on: Sat, 16 March 2013 13:20 UTC]


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Re: Weekend Contest #5: 3D Scan to 3D Print with 123D Catch [message #64328 is a reply to message #64252 ] Mon, 18 March 2013 14:42 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I really like the idea of these short contests, but here's a few buts for you Smile

- I think they are a little too short, maybe announce them friday morning, deadline monday night? or saturday to friday? (on this one I can't even find the deadline)

- They are hard to follow either as a competitor or as a spectator. You could make it compulsory to reply to the forum post to enter (and make sure you have a link in the blog to the forum post).

- A related point, also for shapeways contests in general: make the tag you have to add one word and definitely unique, like "WeekendContest5" so you can use search and find the actual entries, not just a list of models that may have been tagged with "123d catch" or "wedding" months/years ago. You could then also show a link like http://www.shapeways.com/search/tag?tag=WeekendContest5 to make it even easier to follow.

that's it Cool thanks for the inspiring contests,

Wouter

[Updated on: Mon, 18 March 2013 14:43 UTC]

Re: Weekend Contest #5: 3D Scan to 3D Print with 123D Catch [message #64335 is a reply to message #64328 ] Mon, 18 March 2013 15:58 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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@stonysmith: argh! Sorry to hear that! I guess it's a tricky thing to set up a contest that relies on a service that's not under our control..

@Wahtah:

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- I think they are a little too short, maybe announce them friday morning, deadline monday night? or saturday to friday? (on this one I can't even find the deadline)


sure, I'd be happy to extend the time a bit. Do you think people will actually be able to work on a contest on Friday and Monday though?

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- They are hard to follow either as a competitor or as a spectator. You could make it compulsory to reply to the forum post to enter (and make sure you have a link in the blog to the forum post).


Yes. We did that for our previous rounds (which worked much better), but kind of forgot to include this info this time. Thanks for reminding us Smile

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- A related point, also for Shapeways contests in general: make the tag you have to add one word and definitely unique, like "WeekendContest5" so you can use search and find the actual entries, not just a list of models that may have been tagged with "123d catch" or "wedding" months/years ago. You could then also show a link like http://www.shapeways.com/search/tag?tag=WeekendContest5 to make it even easier to follow.


Roger that!

Awesome feedback, thanks for taking the time to leave it here!

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Re: Weekend Contest #5: 3D Scan to 3D Print with 123D Catch [message #64350 is a reply to message #64335 ] Mon, 18 March 2013 17:30 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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@bartv: No worries. I really want to succeed with scanning from photos. It just hasn't yet worked for me in a method that is repeatable.
Here is an old scan that I did over a year ago:

As you can see, it requires a LOT of cleanup work yet.

index.php?t=getfile&id=29214&private=0

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[Updated on: Mon, 18 March 2013 17:33 UTC]


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Re: Weekend Contest #5: 3D Scan to 3D Print with 123D Catch [message #64360 is a reply to message #64240 ] Mon, 18 March 2013 19:08 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well this is my entry. 123D Catch has a learning curve but I am overall satisfied with the technology.


index.php?t=getfile&id=29216&private=0



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Re: Weekend Contest #5: 3D Scan to 3D Print with 123D Catch [message #64364 is a reply to message #64360 ] Mon, 18 March 2013 19:58 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hmmmmm, ugly truck vs cute baby.... Wink

Congrats Innovo! I'll send you your $25 code right away. And please do share a picture of the printed version when you get it!

I'll announce the next weekend contest a little earlier.

Cheers,

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Re: Weekend Contest #5: 3D Scan to 3D Print with 123D Catch [message #64371 is a reply to message #64364 ] Mon, 18 March 2013 20:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hey Bart, thanks a lot! My daughter will be pleased with her victory Smile
I actually had the model printed already, so I can upload a few pics.
The first print was kind of ''bad'' so the nice people at Shapeways service had it reprinted (thanks guys you are awesome!).
Unfortunately, even though the reprint was an improvement, I remain underwhelmed by the result, especially color dispersion and resolution - plus the well-known ''icing'' effect of FCS. Maybe it's because of the small size of the print. I will be pursuing this further.
See what I mean:

index.php?t=getfile&id=29218&private=0

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[Updated on: Mon, 18 March 2013 20:54 UTC]



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Re: Weekend Contest #5: 3D Scan to 3D Print with 123D Catch [message #64372 is a reply to message #64371 ] Mon, 18 March 2013 20:55 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hmmm, when did you have this model printed? Our colors tend to be a lot more vibrant these days..

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Re: Weekend Contest #5: 3D Scan to 3D Print with 123D Catch [message #64373 is a reply to message #64371 ] Mon, 18 March 2013 20:55 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: Weekend Contest #5: 3D Scan to 3D Print with 123D Catch [message #64374 is a reply to message #64373 ] Mon, 18 March 2013 20:57 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It arrived the 16th of February.

index.php?t=getfile&id=29220&private=0

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Re: Weekend Contest #5: 3D Scan to 3D Print with 123D Catch [message #64376 is a reply to message #64374 ] Mon, 18 March 2013 20:59 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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And a final one.

index.php?t=getfile&id=29221&private=0

I still believe that photo into 3d mesh technology, will be huge in the future.

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Re: Weekend Contest #5: 3D Scan to 3D Print with 123D Catch [message #64393 is a reply to message #64364 ] Mon, 18 March 2013 23:32 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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bartv wrote on Mon, 18 March 2013 19:58

Hmmmmm, ugly truck vs cute baby.... Wink


Ugly? I would have picked the baby also .... <GRIN>


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Re: Weekend Contest #5: 3D Scan to 3D Print with 123D Catch [message #64404 is a reply to message #64393 ] Tue, 19 March 2013 03:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That's a very cute baby item! Smile
Re: Weekend Contest #5: 3D Scan to 3D Print with 123D Catch [message #64441 is a reply to message #64404 ] Tue, 19 March 2013 18:32 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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So you can enter the contest with already existing models if they fit into the contest discription ?

Cool baby scan btw, quality is amazing !


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Re: Weekend Contest #5: 3D Scan to 3D Print with 123D Catch [message #64442 is a reply to message #64441 ] Tue, 19 March 2013 18:35 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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GADesign wrote on Tue, 19 March 2013 18:32

So you can enter the contest with already existing models if they fit into the contest discription ?


Ideally, no. We will just come up with something a little more specific next time to prevent that Wink

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Re: Weekend Contest #5: 3D Scan to 3D Print with 123D Catch [message #64444 is a reply to message #64441 ] Tue, 19 March 2013 19:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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GADesign wrote on Tue, 19 March 2013 18:32

So you can enter the contest with already existing models if they fit into the contest discription ?


I had no real intention of "entering" with my model.. I was just showing the (single) result that I have been successful with 123dCatch

So.. a single entry isn't much of a contest. <grin> Cute Baby will always win.

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Re: Weekend Contest #5: 3D Scan to 3D Print with 123D Catch [message #64450 is a reply to message #64444 ] Tue, 19 March 2013 23:00 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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@stonysmith you've mentioned that it was an old model and that it didn't work for you so it was clear you wanted to show your experience with 123Catch.

I was just wondering since it wasn't stated in the contest discription.

I had no time to enter this contest downloaded the program but the process took too long, they should make a android 123Catch app and make it less time consuming.

I wonder how much work went into making the baby model 3D printable ? @innovo you should make a new one every year !


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Re: Weekend Contest #5: 3D Scan to 3D Print with 123D Catch [message #64470 is a reply to message #64450 ] Wed, 20 March 2013 07:11 UTC Go to previous message
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GADesign wrote on Tue, 19 March 2013 23:00


I wonder how much work went into making the baby model 3D printable ? @innovo you should make a new one every year !


It didn't take much. All it takes is to understand the way 123D Catch works (the ''learning curve'' I mentioned) and then you can get almost flawless results with minimum effort.
For example 123D Catch philosophy is to take as many pictures as possible (30-40 +) to achieve optimum results. For the baby model I took less than 8 photos and I practically had no artifacts to repair. All it took was to cut the model out and give some volume for printability. By the time I got to my 4th experimental model (that's the baby - the first and second tests were total failures) I would only spent a total of 30-60 minutes for the complete process.
I would make a tutorial if I had some time to spare. Unfortunately I don't.




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