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wiki [message #2757] Sat, 31 January 2009 23:22 UTC Go to next message
avatar goncalopp  is currently offline goncalopp
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Right now, there's a lot of useful info on this forum - details about the materials, painting and sanding models; however, it's kinda hard to know what has or has not been discussed before - sure, you can search the threads, but it's a pain, really.

Wouldn't a wiki be a better way of managing this kind of information? The forum would be used for support and discussion, and the wiki would hold... well, the universally 'useful info' Very Happy

Maybe it'd be a good idea to put the tutorials there too, and let people create new ones?

Just thoughts Smile

[Updated on: Sat, 31 January 2009 23:27 UTC]

Re: wiki [message #2776 is a reply to message #2757 ] Mon, 02 February 2009 21:22 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar robert  is currently offline robert
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Interesting idea!

What would good topics on the wiki? I can think of material finishing, modeling tips, 3D export howtos, anything else?

Is a wiki easy enough for all / most people also participating in the forums?

Cheers!

Robert
Re: wiki [message #2784 is a reply to message #2776 ] Mon, 02 February 2009 22:18 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Whystler  is currently offline Whystler
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I'm definately ineterested in seeing and posting to a Shapeways wiki!

MATERIALS

description of ...
-SWF
-White Detail
-Black Detail
-Transparent Detail
-That other one nobody uses Smile

CONSTRUCTION

Building Details
-wall thickness
-detail/strength

File Types Comparison
-collada
-stl
-wavefront
-etcetera

Software Comparison
-to buy
.....3ds max
.....maya
.....etcetera
-free
.....blender (blech) Wink
.....wings
.....sketchup
.....etcetera

SHIPPING

What to expect
-duties etc
-...

POST PRODUCTION

Gluing
-by material
-by glue type

Painting
-by material
-by paint type

Dying
-commercial dyes
-natural dyes

SHOPS

Appearance
-banner creation
-product titles and wording
-product photography

Promotion
-shapeways promotional tools
-self promotional techniques


Just a start Smile

-Whystler

[Updated on: Mon, 02 February 2009 22:23 UTC]


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Re: wiki [message #2792 is a reply to message #2757 ] Tue, 03 February 2009 01:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar bvicarious  is currently offline bvicarious
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Having a wiki is a great idea. You could put all the tutorials and material info already on the site in it, and of course we could consolidate all of our discussions into wiki form. I'd certainly contribute! Look into MediaWiki. It's what wikipedia uses, and it is very very easy to edit.
Re: wiki [message #2832 is a reply to message #2792 ] Wed, 04 February 2009 20:39 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar robert  is currently offline robert
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Yes, MediaWiki is nice and scales very well. Good suggestion.

Thanks Whystler for your extensive list of topics.

Robert
Re: wiki [message #23032 is a reply to message #2757 ] Tue, 25 January 2011 20:49 UTC Go to previous message
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Really nice--you've done a lot of the work for us, Whystler. Smile

I'm picking up and looking into this feature once again and would like to add it to my development schedule. Since this thread was started, have you had further thoughts on what you'd like to see on a Shapeways community wiki?

-Ben

 
   
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