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Best material for camera body? [message #3523] Thu, 26 March 2009 04:34 UTC Go to next message
avatar bensyverson  is currently offline bensyverson
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Hi all,

I have a model for a camera body I'm building, and I'm wondering what the best material would be. It's basically a cone, with openings at the top and bottom. The dimensions are about 12W x 13L x 10H cm, and the walls are about 2 or 3mm thick, though I can increase that if necessary. I've attached a picture of the general shape.

My main concern is making sure the distance between the lens mount and the film plane in my model is reproduced as cleanly as possible. So the resolution is important, but it should also be a smooth surface. Finally, rigidity is a concern, as I don't want the camera to have any "give."

Thanks for your advice!

- ben


Re: Best material for camera body? [message #3543 is a reply to message #3523 ] Thu, 26 March 2009 21:13 UTC Go to previous message
avatar robert  is currently offline robert
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Hi Ben,

I would recommend to use one of the Detail materials. It does not have any give and has a good dimensional accuracy.

Best regards,


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