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Low Poly designs? [message #48890] Fri, 25 May 2012 09:51 UTC Go to next message
avatar MissStabby  is currently offline MissStabby
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recently i have created a few characters for a game project i was working on, so i thought about having them printed.

Though because of that im trying to print the ingame assets directly im having some pretty lowpoly models.

so i was wondering, does anyone have experience with printing lowpoly models and how will those turn out.

will they look as faceted as in the preview or will it smooth out a little. Also what are the options of sanding the models with sandpaper to obtain a smoother look. (probably the WSF material)

here's an example: http://www.shapeways.com/model/583507/45b49dfaea64f329698d2f b7f1fbc76d

[Updated on: Fri, 25 May 2012 10:44 UTC]

Re: Low Poly designs? [message #48929 is a reply to message #48890 ] Fri, 25 May 2012 16:24 UTC Go to previous message
avatar pfeiffer stylez  is currently offline pfeiffer stylez
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MissStabby wrote on Fri, 25 May 2012 09:51

will they look as faceted as in the preview or will it smooth out a little.

Depending on the material it will smooth out a little - but not enough to cloud that the model is THAT low poly.

MissStabby wrote on Fri, 25 May 2012 09:51

Also what are the options of sanding the models with sandpaper to obtain a smoother look. (probably the WSF material)

In my opinion, that's a waste of time
since Shapeways also offers polished WSF.

 
   
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