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Forum: Shapeways Shops
 Topic: Extended description no longer under the banner?
Re: Extended description no longer under the banner? [message #114549 is a reply to message #114170 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 00:07 UTC
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FYI, it seems to be fixed now ...

Thanks, SW!!
Forum: Official Announcements
 Topic: Changes to Frosted Detail Plastic on April 15th
Re: Changes to Frosted Detail Plastic on April 15th [message #114551 is a reply to message #114228 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 00:11 UTC
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Is the min size check being applied per PART, or per SHELL? (which begs the question, what is a PART?)

I have chains, with individual links smaller than the minimum... but the assembled chain is fine, larger than the min and smaller than the bounding box. But the part is failing FXD on bounding box, while it passes all checks in FUD.

Model 3368853

Frustrating, I can't order this in FXD, and no work-arounds offered through Customer Service...
Forum: 3D Design
 Topic: How do you create mathematical models?
Re: How do you create mathematical models? [message #114550 is a reply to message #114527 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 00:07 UTC
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I made another video of the creation of this object in Blender 2.74, with audio narration for you. You can find the video on my Youtube channel here:

https://youtu.be/_RQ3oCliF68

This contains the entire process form start to finish, with audio. Hope you can follow along much easier. If you have any questions, please let me know.


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Re: How do you create mathematical models? [message #114555 is a reply to message #114550 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 03:37 UTC
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Hey Hey!

Following the tutorial as I write.

Attached is Before and After the update.

The update makes it SOOOO much easier
to get it right.

Not finished yet, but, I'm probably better than
two thirds along the way.

Looks really good.

I think they both have their aestetics.

But yours is CONSIDERABLY smaller.

The Render to go with it.

Thanx

(I posted an update at Blender Artists so you'll get credit there
as well.

http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?369241-Rotate -Edge-Loops-Think-Spaghetti-on-a-fork

Very nice.)



[Updated on: Sun, 26 April 2015 03:53 UTC]

Re: How do you create mathematical models? [message #114558 is a reply to message #114555 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 07:09 UTC
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Mostly the same process applies to an icosahedron as well.

See the attached file.

The blend is too big to upload.

Uploaded pic instead.

Have fun.



Forum: 3D modelers for hire
 Topic: 3D artist available for hire
Re: 3D artist available for hire [message #114565 is a reply to message #114330 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 13:36 UTC
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For a limited time only: Reduced rates till the end of April. Any agreed upon work before the end of April will have 20% off the usual cost.


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Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: Maria
Maria [message #114564] Sun, 26 April 2015 12:41 UTC
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Maria, 34.66 w x 99.98 d x 30.22 h millimeters
3D printed scan in Full Color Sandstone. Processed 3D scan using Structure Sensor, Maya, ZBrush and MARI.

index.php?t=getfile&id=98387&private=0

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 Topic: Invertible roof beams object
Re: Invertible roof beams object [message #114567 is a reply to message #111569 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 15:37 UTC
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same gif file the other way (inward) round has a different effect on you mind.
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Forum: Suggestions
 Topic: Carbon 3D clip Technology
Carbon 3D clip Technology [message #114571] Sun, 26 April 2015 17:27 UTC
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I saw this demostration on Clip technology a few months ago. I was very impressed with the speed the resolution of the finished product and the assortment of materials available. I noticed that they are getting support from autodesk so I was wondering how soon we can expect this technology to be available on Shapeways?
http://carbon3d.com/
Forum: Bug Reporting
 Topic: Downloading Product
Downloading Product [message #114553] Sun, 26 April 2015 01:59 UTC
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Hello,

I just listed my first product for sale.
Under preferences, I did not check the "Allow download" box, but it seems as though my product can be downloaded.
I do not want others to download this file.
Please correct this issue as soon as possible.
The product is called: "FilD Reel Earlbud Holder".

Thank you.
Re: Downloading Product [message #114554 is a reply to message #114553 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 02:52 UTC
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You can always download your own models.
Sign out of the site, or use your browser's Incognito mode, and you'll see that your item is not downloadable by other visitors.


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 Topic: Pick Up Shipping Option
Pick Up Shipping Option [message #114556] Sun, 26 April 2015 05:29 UTC
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On my one model I keep getting the option to "Pick up" for $0.00, but I don't see this shipping option on any other model I have?


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 Topic: No way to browse "Download" enabled models, all links broken
No way to browse "Download" enabled models, all links broken [message #114570] Sun, 26 April 2015 16:46 UTC
avatar dimitri_livitz  is currently offline dimitri_livitz
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Here is an example of what I am talking about:

When you go to that product page, there are tags at the bottom, specifically
"Miniatures", "Download", and "Dungeons & Dragons"

Clicking "Miniatures" or "Dungeons & Dragons" opens the appropriate marketplace. (although the D&D one is empty because none are for sale)

Clicking the "Download" tag opens this page, which is 404.

Similarly, the " Downloadable" link on this blog post brings me to the "Featured" page instead.

How do I browse files that are available for download?
Re: No way to browse "Download" enabled models, all links broken [message #114574 is a reply to message #114570 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 18:25 UTC
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This looks like something that has been overlooked in the new marketplace structure or they simply haven't gotten around to implementing a downloadable search. The logical place to add searches for downloadable items seems to be another click box under the Customizable click box.

It's also possible that that they don't think downloadable items should be included in the marketplace in the future, because they don't generate revenue directly. Also if downloadable items have been set as public but "not-for-sale" they would no longer show up in the marketplace view anyway due to the changes implemented in January 2015. What they probably need is a downloadable search tool distinct from the marketplace. There may be a more recent link for that but I can't find anything.


[Updated on: Sun, 26 April 2015 19:33 UTC]

Forum: 3D Printing
 Topic: Full Color Sandstone - Missing texture
Full Color Sandstone - Missing texture [message #114557] Sun, 26 April 2015 06:19 UTC
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Afternoon All,

This is the first time I've attempted any 3D printing.

I want to print in full color sandstone. I've made a .zip file with my model .x3d and texture .png
In the upload section everything checks out with the model and it says it found the texture.

The issue is that in the viewer it hasn't applied the texture onto the object. This is a concern for me because I don't want something dumb to happy like the UV's getting flipped during the export process. (I'm exporting from Zbrush and it has some odd UV settings).

Does a texture normally show up on the model viewer when you upload it? and is there a way i can manually apply the texture to test it inside the web application?

Thank you for your help.
Re: Full Color Sandstone - Missing texture [message #114560 is a reply to message #114557 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 08:06 UTC
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Yes, the texture should show up (though you might want to check the preview images on the model page in case it is a bug in the webgl preview). Use an x3d viewer such as view3dscene or netfabb studio basic (useful for viewing/checking/rescaling models) to make sure that the textured x3d looks correct before ziping. Also open the x3d in a text editor and make sure that the texture entry contains just the plain filename without any folder names or drive letters.
 Topic: Orange peel texture on gold-plated brass
Re: Orange peel texture on gold-plated brass [message #114573 is a reply to message #114546 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 18:11 UTC
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Can you post a picture ? From your description, I would guess that the part was not polished (sufficiently) before plating. Coincidentally there was a similar case posted in "Feature this" today - could it be that in your case too, the unpolished area is recessed and the worker did not have (or use) an appropriate tool for it ?
Re: Orange peel texture on gold-plated brass [message #114578 is a reply to message #114573 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 19:27 UTC
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Thanks for your response, mkroeker. Below is a photo of my 18K plated pendant. It's a blurry photo, but you can see the somewhat faceted, orange-peel like texture. It's still polished smooth, just slightly rippled and pretty obvious in the right lighting. And yes, it is in a recessed "container" - the framing heart is projected.

index.php?t=getfile&id=98429&private=0

 Topic: Outputting an stl, which axis to use ?
Outputting an stl, which axis to use ? [message #114576] Sun, 26 April 2015 18:50 UTC
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Lets say I want to print a cylinder. The center line is along the x axis. To get the most accurate print should I rotate the cylinder so that the center line is along the z axis (vertical) before I output the stl ?

Would somebody at Shapeways look at the file and rotate it even if I didn't ?

Thanks.
Re: Outputting an stl, which axis to use ? [message #114577 is a reply to message #114576 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 19:03 UTC
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Yes, they will rotate it - but with the primary intention of making it fit optimally into whatever batch of models they are arranging for printing. So how you orient your model along the axes matters only for the automatically generated previews, the actual print orientation may be different in each and every order.
Re: Outputting an stl, which axis to use ? [message #114579 is a reply to message #114577 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 19:38 UTC
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Thanks for the quick reply !!
Forum: General Discussion
 Topic: Can't print a part in FXD when I can in FUD....what gives?
Re: Can't print a part in FXD when I can in FUD....what gives? [message #114547 is a reply to message #114159 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 00:02 UTC
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Yes, parts that definitely fit the 50x50x200 bounding box are being failed for *not* fitting.

My suspicion: There is also a check for minimum size... I bet this is being applied to individual shells of multi-shell models. Example: I have linked chains, where any individual china link would fail the min size test... but linked together, the assembly is a reasonable size. And for whatever reason, this test is being applied to FXD but not FUD.

OK, fix it why don't you! It's been a week and a half now, and I can't order my models either. And no work-around offered from Customer Service. *Annoyed*

Re: Can't print a part in FXD when I can in FUD....what gives? [message #114552 is a reply to message #114159 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 01:26 UTC
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Well, here's a wake-up call, Shapeways! Customers are tired of waiting around for fixes to be made, and of receiving sub-standard parts sent at ridiculous freight cost. I've already found a solution to the FXD problem; I sent my files to another manufacturer, got a personal reply from the owner in the form of a quote within a day, and now my parts are being built on his 16 micron machine - Sorted! His one-off price is slightly higher than SW, but get this, he gives a good discount for multiple parts, orients the parts for best quality, and postage is charged at cost....in this case GBP2.50, which more than off-sets his higher part cost.

I wouldn't mind that there are some roll-out issues with FXD, except that even once it is fixed, it will still have the same problems as everything that has gone before, in that we are expected to put up with less-than-ideal orientation, ruthless enforcement of ridiculous rules for size of sprues and random faults with parts. I have been told by my brass caster how small I can make the sprues, so SW, don't teach me how to suck eggs, please. The last part I ordered from SW had regularly spaced grooves about 2mm apart on what should have been flat surfaces. I know I can send it back and get a replacement, but why should a defective part be sent out to me in the first place? There is also a good chance that after another three week wait the replacement part will have something wrong with it too. Is it in the hope that I won't notice? I've also had parts with delicate pins jammed in a too-small bag, breaking them off. Is that really all that US$20 postage gets you? Seriously? I'm tired of being treated like a fool.
 Topic: Stainless Steel
Re: Stainless Steel [message #114575 is a reply to message #111291 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 18:44 UTC
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I am also very disappointed with the color of stainless, I direct shipped two rings to a customer and they are very bronze.

What is being done about this?
Re: Stainless Steel [message #114580 is a reply to message #110721 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 20:06 UTC
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I once dug up a piece of colorful anodized aluminum that must have been in the vegetable garden for several years after I lost it. It was amazing how new it looked despite being in contact with less than favorable conditions for so long. Maybe there's a metal incompatibility or the melting point of aluminum is too different from bronze, but couldn't aluminum be used to infuse the steel matrix and then be anodized? Or perhaps a solid anodized aluminum option would make colorful yet safe jewelry and I don't think it would stain the skin.
Forum: Work in progress
 Topic: Lattice Espresso Cup
Re: Lattice Espresso Cup [message #114566 is a reply to message #114532 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 14:31 UTC
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Tweaked the center chamber and finally came upon a whimsical handle design (although it remains to be seen if it's printable.) I'm going to send this one off to be printed in ceramic, in the blue, I think.

index.php?t=getfile&id=98394&private=0
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 Topic: Vase WIP
Vase WIP [message #114568] Sun, 26 April 2015 15:42 UTC
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Was curious to see how a twisted lattice vase shape would turn out. I suspect this won't pass the production process on ceramics, but it's worth a try. I'm going to add an interior chamber, for holding flowers and what not. I'm also working on making a "cap" for the top with openings for flowers.

index.php?t=getfile&id=98398&private=0
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 Topic: My first 3D printed steam engine in 3 different scales
Re: My first 3D printed steam engine in 3 different scales [message #114569 is a reply to message #113277 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 16:38 UTC
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Thanks Stony.
index.php?t=getfile&id=98432&private=0
The cylinders block assembly is much closer to the prototype now. I may print this out in whole for the plastic 1:20 scale model.
index.php?t=getfile&id=98434&private=0
These I will print out in 1:20.32 scale in stainless and in plastic I think.

[Updated on: Sun, 26 April 2015 21:00 UTC]

 Topic: 5 of zodiacs down 7 to go :)
Re: 5 of zodiacs down 7 to go :) [message #114583 is a reply to message #114344 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 20:55 UTC
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update, all finished: :) index.php?t=getfile&id=98435&private=0

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Forum: Feature this!
 Topic: Dumbbell Pendant - First Order in Rhodium Plated
Dumbbell Pendant - First Order in Rhodium Plated [message #114572] Sun, 26 April 2015 17:40 UTC
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Hi @all !

I received one of my Dumbbell Pendants, that's the first i ordered in Rhodium plated .

Here it's in my shop: http://shpws.me/EPGb

index.php?t=getfile&id=98406&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=98407&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=98408&private=0

I'm very satisfied with the result, Shapeways did a great job here. The Surface is beautiful shiny and smooth!

As you can see, the piece is not polished completely, there are Zones that are not. I think this makes the Dumbbell more realistic, i love it!

But this leads me to the following question: How can i make shure that my customer will receive it in this way (the picture he see's in my shop) in the future ? This "Polish Information" is nowhere stored ...

Someone know a solution ?

Markus

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Re: Dumbbell Pendant - First Order in Rhodium Plated [message #114581 is a reply to message #114572 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 20:13 UTC
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This came out great! And I really like the rhodium.

I was looking at the photos and thinking how nice the texture was and then I read your description. Are you saying you did not texture them but whoever did the polishing made the design choice to leave them unpolished? If so, how nice to have someone work on your model with a eye for the final outcome! I've often thought that a "notes" section should be available for the designer to give the production people extra info would be highly desirable. Then you could request orientation, identify areas that need extra attention, or finishing preferences.
 Topic: Solarsystem earrings
Re: Solarsystem earrings [message #114548 is a reply to message #114544 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 00:05 UTC
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Too cool. :)

Re: Solarsystem earrings [message #114559 is a reply to message #114548 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 07:18 UTC
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Thank you :D
Re: Solarsystem earrings [message #114561 is a reply to message #114544 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 09:27 UTC
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Wow these are awesome!
Re: Solarsystem earrings [message #114562 is a reply to message #114561 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 09:47 UTC
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Thank you. It's very much appreciated.
We are working on some new pictures :)
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[Updated on: Sun, 26 April 2015 10:10 UTC]

Re: Solarsystem earrings [message #114563 is a reply to message #114562 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 10:41 UTC
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I think you should take some with a plain white (or something like that) background (as well as the others)
Re: Solarsystem earrings [message #114584 is a reply to message #114562 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 20:58 UTC
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wow, amazing idea, really nice pieces :)


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Forum: Interest Groups
 Topic: Jewelry Designers
Re: Jewelry Designers [message #114582 is a reply to message #114469 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 20:52 UTC
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I like to design womens jewelry:
I'm going to experiment with mens jewelry later as far as rings but I am going to incorporate the masculinity towards female jewelry as a final design meaning these new inspiring modern styles other members are doing :)
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Re: Jewelry Designers [message #114585 is a reply to message #114582 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 22:15 UTC
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I like to do "neutral sex" designs and "neutral age" , that combo is the hardest to do and takes time in research and preparation in doing so , like my "taurean love" pendant that worn one way is "male" worn other way is "woman".

My advice is to all is to develop all ideas on paper and sketch them until gives you more of them.

Then think this type of things :

a) If I flip the design what forms give birth ?

b) Can I implement more into it ?

c) Can be worn different ways ?

Test and repeat.

There is no magic way of doing things , it is more practice and more more practice until looks the way it needs to be.

I`ll do some product design in future ... just for fun. Because I can do it! :)

[Updated on: Sun, 26 April 2015 22:15 UTC]


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