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Arrivals in Elasto, Steel, and WSF [message #76272] Mon, 07 October 2013 01:20 UTC Go to next message
avatar ceramicwombat  is currently offline ceramicwombat
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I have had a couple of batches of models arrive in the past two weeks. The first two are models I made for Shapeways' original Flex material that I wanted to see in the new Elasto Plastic. The Dragonscale Cuff is much more robust in Elasto Plastic than I anticipated. The Elasto Plastic is less elastic and not as soft as the old Flex material. That's not a bad thing, just surprisingly different.

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Has anyone had any luck with dyeing the new Elasto Plastic? I like it in white but I'd like to experiment with dyeing it a different color.

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The Hand Stylus was an experimental model to see how Flex (and now Elasto) would interact with a smartphone screen. It does not. I designed it for people with large fingers like me who have trouble navigating smartphone screens. I tried to imagine a use for this model now that I know it doesn't activate smartphone screens, but came up empty.

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Next up is the Thoroughly Modern Dice Set. I wanted to create a set with a mid-century-style font and a smooth, (relatively) minimalist aesthetic.

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Last is a redesign of my Moiré Sphere. The old version didn't have enough space between the ribs. The new, airier design allows the moiré pattern effect to really pop. There is a video of the sphere in motion on the product page linked above.

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[Updated on: Mon, 07 October 2013 01:25 UTC]

Re: Arrivals in Elasto, Steel, and WSF [message #76293 is a reply to message #76272 ] Mon, 07 October 2013 13:21 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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I love the cuff, had a similar idea I haven't yet worked on that this makes me want to work on it now.


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Re: Arrivals in Elasto, Steel, and WSF [message #76300 is a reply to message #76272 ] Mon, 07 October 2013 16:49 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You might have some luck with the finger stylus if you get it metal plated. (Maybe.) The touch screens are capacitive, if I recall correctly, so non-conducting materials have no effect.


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Re: Arrivals in Elasto, Steel, and WSF [message #76311 is a reply to message #76272 ] Mon, 07 October 2013 18:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Too bad you didn't use the middle finger as a pointer - Could think of lots of uses then Twisted Evil


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Re: Arrivals in Elasto, Steel, and WSF [message #76333 is a reply to message #76311 ] Tue, 08 October 2013 01:27 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar ceramicwombat  is currently offline ceramicwombat
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Thanks, Youknowwho4eva. If you are going to make something similar, I recommend going with a minimum wall thickness of 1mm. My cuff was designed with Flex in mind, which had a minimum wall thickness of 1.5mm. On an object this size in Elasto Plastic, 1.5mm is quite beefy. I think 1mm would give a better "feel" to a cuff-type object.

FreeRangeBrain, I probably should have researched whether Elasto Plastic would have the properties necessary to activate a smartphone screen before I built the model. But, I found out how hard it is to build a reasonable approximation of a human hand from scratch in 3D. I'm hoping I can apply the practice done while creating this model to some other (hopefully functional) model.
Re: Arrivals in Elasto, Steel, and WSF [message #76899 is a reply to message #76333 ] Wed, 16 October 2013 20:33 UTC Go to previous message
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Love the scales on the cuff and your sphere is very nice!

 
   
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