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Forum: Suggestions
 Topic: Render Tool
Render Tool [message #109154] Thu, 29 January 2015 06:43 UTC
avatar berky93  is currently offline berky93
Messages: 67
Registered: August 2009
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Very often when I create a product I'll use Shapeways' built-in renders to get a sense of how it might look. Unfortunately, this is a rather complex process, made even more so by the fact that I prefer to not have the material renders visible on the product pages (something I assume I'm not alone in). In order to do so I have to:

1) enable the materials for sale
2) wait for the default pose to render
3) orient the model and set it to render
4) enable material renders
5) wait for the product page to update with the new renders
6) download or otherwise save the images I want
7) disable material renders

It would be really useful if there was a way to render and view images using the existing engine without having to go through all of that. Perhaps it could be integrated into the new 3D tools or elsewhere as a separate preview render tool. That way renders could be queued on-demand instead of automatically removing the wait time, and shop owners wouldn't have to enable them on product pages just to download an image.

Check out my new shop Illogical!
Forum: Bug Reporting
 Topic: I can't view some of my products
I can't view some of my products [message #109141] Thu, 29 January 2015 01:48 UTC
avatar LokiLaufeysen  is currently offline LokiLaufeysen
Messages: 5
Registered: October 2013
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Junior Member
i click the view product button and it say there is nothing there.

mischief matters
 Topic: Vanishing Models
Vanishing Models [message #109138] Thu, 29 January 2015 00:37 UTC
avatar Mechanoid  is currently offline Mechanoid
Messages: 123
Registered: October 2010
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Senior Member
Since the major update to the system, I have had upwards of 30 models that have vanished from public view, as well as even from my own models list. I found a few through old orders. Models that I pulled from sale while issues are being looked at, have now also vanished. And I'v had models I removed long ago, pop up out of now where.

What Gives?

Is this a new way of trying to make me close my shop, or what?

I.D.I.C. = Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations
Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: My first two pairs of cufflinks arrived!
My first two pairs of cufflinks arrived! [message #109140] Thu, 29 January 2015 01:48 UTC
avatar MadAsU  is currently offline MadAsU
Messages: 15
Registered: September 2014
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Junior Member
I am very excited that my first two pairs of cufflinks have arrived.

The first is based on a motif of the city of Milan and involved quite a bit of fiddling around with the design, particularly to get the finer areas acceptable to print. I am quite happy with the design, but might also do a larger, bolder version.

Check it out in my store here: cufflinks

The second is a compass design, as below. I am really happy with how this turned out - I am actually wearing them today!

Check it out in my store here: s

The only thing I will update on other cufflinks is to make the 'stalk' and the 'stopper' bit a little larger. That said, they work really well and look great.

[Updated on: Thu, 29 January 2015 01:51 UTC]

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