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Forum: General Discussion
 Topic: What kind of products should we sell? A survey
Re: What kind of products should we sell? A survey [message #95024 is a reply to message #94953 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 11:01 UTC
avatar Daveido  is currently offline Daveido
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Thanks for the comments! Great feedback MayCrown.

Interesting to see the reactions. The iPad dock does not seem to be very popular, but that one is actually an existing product by Scott Eaton:
http://fab.com/product/venus-of-cupertino-356180/

Also the golden insect is a pretty popular item in Zara home - they run out of stock very quickly.

As results are coming in, and we can compare things like what I mentioned, it really makes me think... Maybe the image of these are not good enough? What can be the reason behind their popularity in real life and the poor results in the survey...?

mkroeker:
Thanks for your opinion. I disagree however, I think it can give a broad idea what people want. All the items represent some general idea. If people like the custom chess set then one can deduct that they will like a custom chess set with orks or spaceships as figurines.
Re: What kind of products should we sell? A survey [message #95029 is a reply to message #95024 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 11:19 UTC
avatar mkroeker  is currently offline mkroeker
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So your survey is using pictures of "foreign" copyrighted design works throughout in the quest if you should offer something similar ? Not sure if that is entirely ethical (or legal, for that matter).
Re: What kind of products should we sell? A survey [message #95031 is a reply to message #95029 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 12:16 UTC
avatar Daveido  is currently offline Daveido
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No, you misunderstand. Maybe I wasn't clear enough, that might be true. Thanks for pointing that out.

As for accusing me of stealing other people's artwork, I can only repeat myself: the survey is presenting certain types of products. Certain categories that I think are important or represent a big chunk of design. The ipad dock represents "designer iPad docks" as the header says as well... There are busts, globes, small things, clocks, bookends etc. I had no intention of copying that work. Rather than if I see in the survey that a designer dock is popular, I think it might be profitable to invest in designing my own dock ideas.

But thanks for the tip, I get now that it might be easy to misunderstand the situation. I'll make sure to update and give the proper credits where I can.
 Topic: New Steel Materials/Finishes Forthcoming?
New Steel Materials/Finishes Forthcoming? [message #95032] Thu, 31 July 2014 12:32 UTC
avatar JoyComplex  is currently offline JoyComplex
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So, one of my steel designs got rejected but I noticed that in the email the list of materials affected was interesting:



Stainless Steel (for creators) (Design Guidelines)
Antique Bronze Glossy ( for Creators) (Design Guidelines)
Stainless Steel Bronze Infused Flat Sanded (Design Guidelines)
Stainless Steel (Design Guidelines)
Matte Gold Steel (Design Guidelines)
Matte Bronze Steel (Design Guidelines)
Polished Bronze Steel (Design Guidelines)
Polished Gold Steel (Design Guidelines)
Antique Bronze Matte (for Creators) (Design Guidelines)
Gold Plated Glossy (for Creators) (Design Guidelines)
Gold Plated Matte (for Creators) (Design Guidelines)
Polished Nickel Steel (Design Guidelines)
Matte Black Steel (Design Guidelines)
Polished Grey Steel (Design Guidelines)

Very interesting indeed.


http://www.facebook.com/JoyComplex
Forum: 3D Design
 Topic: Thin wall problem
Re: Thin wall problem [message #95030 is a reply to message #94986 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 11:34 UTC
avatar ecnfernandes  is currently offline ecnfernandes
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Hello.

Thank you for the help.

Are these problems only on the small letters? If I fix those ones can I print it in stainless steel and strong flexible plastic?

Cheers.

Filipe
Re: Thin wall problem [message #95033 is a reply to message #95030 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 12:46 UTC
avatar AmLachDesigns is currently online AmLachDesigns
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Have you looked at the Materials pages for each Material you want to print in? The design guidelines are specified there that you have to follow, and they are different for each 'family' of materials.
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