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Tree Pendant - My Very First 3D Printed Creation [message #81290] Sat, 14 December 2013 17:53 UTC Go to next message
avatar ChipMatthews  is currently offline ChipMatthews
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I've been doing 3D and computer graphics for 20 years and this is the first time I've ever been able to hold one of my creations in my hand. It's a real thrill for me, and the Shapeways gang did a terrific job of bringing it to life. I sculpted this in 3D-Coat and then sized it and did the final export from 3ds Max. Since this was my first experiment with 3D printing, I ordered a variety of materials to be able to get a better sense of the capabilities of the various printing methods. The results exceeded my expectations. Here's the pics I did of them.

First up is raw brass and raw silver. I'm amazed by how much of the detail was retained - even the subtle bark texture.

http://i.imgur.com/3ayH4an.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/wy0S2Ys.jpg

Here's polished nickel steel. A lot of the detail is lost but for this design the finish looks pretty cool, especially from a distance.

http://i.imgur.com/g1Sy1t1.jpg

Finally, here's white detail plastic. The loop for the chain didn't print so I decided to antique it and make it into a pin.

http://i.imgur.com/mJWYnAK.jpg

Here's the plastic one after I antiqued it.

http://i.imgur.com/ZpNSyK6.jpg

[Updated on: Sat, 14 December 2013 17:54 UTC]

Re: Tree Pendant - My Very First 3D Printed Creation [message #81295 is a reply to message #81290 ] Sat, 14 December 2013 18:24 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Very nice. I love seeing the material comparison. What did you use to antique the WSF?
Re: Tree Pendant - My Very First 3D Printed Creation [message #81297 is a reply to message #81295 ] Sat, 14 December 2013 18:33 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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To do the antiquing I first did a coat of gold metallic spray paint. When that was dry I made a mix of black and brown acrylic paint and water. That was brushed on small sections and then wiped back off with a paper towel so that only a bit is left behind in the crevices. When that was dry I sprayed a clear protective coat over top.
Re: Tree Pendant - My Very First 3D Printed Creation [message #81383 is a reply to message #81295 ] Mon, 16 December 2013 16:57 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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seriaforma wrote on Sat, 14 December 2013 18:24

Very nice. I love seeing the material comparison. What did you use to antique the WSF?


By the post it's White detail not WSF. Just don't want false impressions of materials.

Beautiful all the way around. Great work!


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Re: Tree Pendant - My Very First 3D Printed Creation [message #81394 is a reply to message #81383 ] Mon, 16 December 2013 19:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar ChipMatthews  is currently offline ChipMatthews
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Thanks for the kind words. You're right. It's white detail, not WSF. Next time I do an order I'll try a WSF print for comparison and add another pic.
Re: Tree Pendant - My Very First 3D Printed Creation [message #81431 is a reply to message #81290 ] Tue, 17 December 2013 04:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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These are amazing Chip. Love the details on the tree. Will definitely make a social media post on this.


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Re: Tree Pendant - My Very First 3D Printed Creation [message #81478 is a reply to message #81431 ] Tue, 17 December 2013 16:16 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks, Eric!
Re: Tree Pendant - My Very First 3D Printed Creation [message #81628 is a reply to message #81478 ] Wed, 18 December 2013 21:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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This was your first 3D model! I'm super impressed. Keep it up and continue to add products to your shop, you've got the touch!


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Re: Tree Pendant - My Very First 3D Printed Creation [message #82639 is a reply to message #81628 ] Mon, 06 January 2014 14:12 UTC Go to previous message
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Very nice!



 
   
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