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Forum: Bug Reporting
 Topic: Renders not generating for a Model
Re: Renders not generating for a Model [message #96819 is a reply to message #96756 ] Sat, 23 August 2014 01:24 UTC
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Order seems to be random, or more complex than for sale or public.

And just noticed that models that have color information are defaulting to WSF render. Bad choice of default.
Forum: 3D Printing
 Topic: Differences between FD and FUD finish
Re: Differences between FD and FUD finish [message #96821 is a reply to message #94908 ] Sat, 23 August 2014 02:10 UTC
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I've gotten a couple of models printed in FD and the quality versus FUD is night and day. Don't try to save a little money and use FD-- go with FUD for anything that has details. What we really need is FUD and U-FUD (Ultra-Frosted Ultra Detail).


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Forum: 3D Design
 Topic: Doo-Hickey
Doo-Hickey [message #96823] Sat, 23 August 2014 02:34 UTC
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Hey Gang,

I've got a gadget that i need someone (qualified) to model for me. It's about 3.25 inches long, 2" wide. Anyone interested in doing this job for me?

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Forum: General Discussion
 Topic: Could Shapeways' advertising budget be better spent?
Re: Could Shapeways' advertising budget be better spent? [message #96817 is a reply to message #96469 ] Sat, 23 August 2014 01:06 UTC
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One way to see how it works , a check fast on Deviantart / Youtube will land you ... your last clicked items playing around .


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 Topic: Trouble in Blender exporting to X3D
Re: Trouble in Blender exporting to X3D [message #96818 is a reply to message #96803 ] Sat, 23 August 2014 01:12 UTC
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I still recommend to report this behaviour like a BUG , developers can check what it is happening to the exporter script (it is damn old) in conjunction with Cycles.

Export scripts some of them can give this type effects ... if not reported they are not fixed. So if it is happening to 2.67 and in latest 2.71 report it like a bug.

I can`t file report in your place. And that exporter must work even when you set materials in Cycles the fact it is not working means it must be updated.


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 Topic: 3D RENDERING TEMPLATE
Re: 3D RENDERING TEMPLATE [message #96827 is a reply to message #96750 ] Sat, 23 August 2014 03:27 UTC
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I will try lagoa some day. Thnx for the info.

The reason I use blender is, it is easy, fast, free, versatile.

I also do the modeling on blender.

I want to help other shapies whenever I can, like you do.

I hope other guys would share such templates too, I'm an amateur.

There is a need for photorealistic close-up rendering here, perhaps better than mine like for example these ones: http://www.ringrender.com

I know some guys will get into the ethical aspect of photorealistic rendering but I don't care. Modeling is not easy. It's also a hard craftsmansip. These renderings prove that you have done what is expected from you as a designer. It's the manifacturer's duty and challenge to make it as real as a photorealistic rendering.

Best regards.

[Updated on: Sat, 23 August 2014 05:44 UTC]

Re: 3D RENDERING TEMPLATE [message #96829 is a reply to message #96827 ] Sat, 23 August 2014 04:23 UTC
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Nice site! I wonder how much they charge; I'd probably pay them if they weren't outrageous and I didn't have to ask. I don't like talking to sales people. :p

Shapeways has just recently started offering photo-realistic rendering. Problem is, they didn't bother to hire an artist yet to get it to look right! HAHA! :D Take my Mammoth Skull Ring that I just finished sculpting the other day.
https://images3.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_2404824_4846517_1408548458.jpg

It's supposed to be polished sterling silver, but it looks more like this polished IRON PYRITE! HAHAHA! :D
http://cdn.gemrockauctions.com/uploads/images/395000-399999/398214/52cd97874c95c.jpg


What's interesting about jewelry is most of the jewelry being sold by the worlds largest jewelry manufacturers is sold using photo-realistic renderings.

There are lots of Blender users here on Shapeways and even a few employees that are experts in its use. I've been told that even the default render that Shapeways uses is generated by blender. I have used Blender too in years past. :)

Do any of you blender users have any templates you'd like to share? :D






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 Topic: No downloads allowed model just downloaded
Re: No downloads allowed model just downloaded [message #96830 is a reply to message #96804 ] Sat, 23 August 2014 04:33 UTC
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Probably everyone here, including myself, has done and thought the same over the years. Perhaps Shapeways should add a message next to the download button telling users that the reason they can download is because they are logged in. :)






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Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: Full Color Plastic
Re: Full Color Plastic [message #96813 is a reply to message #96811 ] Sat, 23 August 2014 00:31 UTC
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Lots of warping going on! o.O


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Re: Full Color Plastic [message #96820 is a reply to message #96811 ] Sat, 23 August 2014 01:29 UTC
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If you feel adventurous, try using warm (or hot) water to deform the parts back to how they should be, then cold water to quickly set them. Maybe it works, maybe it doesn't.
Re: Full Color Plastic [message #96828 is a reply to message #96820 ] Sat, 23 August 2014 03:38 UTC
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Do you think that could help me scrape out that blob of extra material stuck inside the candle holder?


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Re: Full Color Plastic [message #96831 is a reply to message #96828 ] Sat, 23 August 2014 05:08 UTC
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It's a trick to straighten model kit plastic (PVC, PU, ...) when they have casting issues. For extra material, the devices to use are blades (not just cut, also scrape), clippers or sanding tools.

How thick are the walls in the police box or the heart? And the scythe stick?
Forum: 3D modeler needed
 Topic: Materialise Magics?
Re: Materialise Magics? [message #96815 is a reply to message #96807 ] Sat, 23 August 2014 00:40 UTC
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It is a platform developed to ease their service on uploads. Internal only.
You can use http://www.netfabb.com/netfabb_private.php private or professional http://www.netfabb.com/professional.php

And if you only need to do only UNION BOOLEAN operations and general fix then you can use the free https://netfabb.azurewebsites.net/ microsoft service based on same software.

[Updated on: Sat, 23 August 2014 00:47 UTC]


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Re: Materialise Magics? [message #96822 is a reply to message #96815 ] Sat, 23 August 2014 02:16 UTC
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hi. maybe i should post for netfabb help? i am trying not to do this myself.

also, do you know anything about the relative strengths of nf vs magics?

tx
Re: Materialise Magics? [message #96824 is a reply to message #96822 ] Sat, 23 August 2014 02:39 UTC
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formpig wrote on Sat, 23 August 2014 02:16

hi. maybe i should post for netfabb help? i am trying not to do this myself.

also, do you know anything about the relative strengths of nf vs magics?

tx


Magics does not provide any info about the price of it http://software.materialise.com/request-download-link-magics -18-32-bit like you see here and the more complete http://software.materialise.com/3-maticSTL and looks like locked to Windows platform.

Netfabb it is the backbone of Shapeways and Microsoft partner for 3D printing cloud , it is able to do boolean operations and general 3d printing preparation fix remesh etc and has some scripts automated for that. (And it is available on MAC/LINUX/WINDOWS)

Here complete list of features http://www.netfabb.com/userfiles/pdf/professional/new_featur es_in_netfabb_professional_5.pdf

If the plan it is to use Shapeways service then Netfabb it is the way to go to prepare the .stl files.

[Updated on: Sat, 23 August 2014 02:41 UTC]


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 Topic: UV mapping for colored models
Re: UV mapping for colored models [message #96825 is a reply to message #96791 ] Sat, 23 August 2014 03:14 UTC
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hi
i'm a 3d modeler for over 15 years and have done TONS of modeling .
I do UVMap, rhino. tsplines, reverse engineering and fixing/prep models for 3d printing.
i can model almost anything similarly based on references provided.
you may view my works at my website :

http://www.its-ming.com/servicegallery.html
http://www.its-ming.com/2000/html2000/portfolio2005/main.htm l

if interested, please email me at :
ming@its-ming.com

thanks
ming
Re: UV mapping for colored models [message #96826 is a reply to message #96791 ] Sat, 23 August 2014 03:18 UTC
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[Updated on: Sat, 23 August 2014 03:19 UTC]

 Topic: SUPERTRAIN
Re: SUPERTRAIN [message #96814 is a reply to message #96808 ] Sat, 23 August 2014 00:37 UTC
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On the images you show, it looks like a wide track. If I understand you right so you want this train set in HO scale and the 16.5mm track width?
Do you have images whit something reference.

Will I get some $ for the CAD work?
I have done work from images and it are hard to get it exact right, so I you have drawings of the train it would be nice.

I think I can make the CAD of it.

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Re: SUPERTRAIN [message #96816 is a reply to message #96814 ] Sat, 23 August 2014 01:02 UTC
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Im looking for someone to 3d print it too. Yes i am working on actual correct size znd angled drawings to fit HO scale
Re: SUPERTRAIN [message #96832 is a reply to message #96816 ] Sat, 23 August 2014 05:59 UTC
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I do not have a 3D printer, can you not 3D print it on Shapeways?
That you have drawings very good!

I are sorry but I can not make CAD files for free.
//lgrfbs


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