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Forum: 3D modeler needed
 Topic: Making game for my kids; anyone want to 3d model for me? Zombie chibi!!
Making game for my kids; anyone want to 3d model for me? Zombie chibi!! [message #97524] Mon, 01 September 2014 00:13 UTC
avatar jcspball13  is currently offline jcspball13
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I am making a game for my kids; since it's just for fun I have a very small budget! Think you could do this guy? If anyone wants to help on the cheap I would greatly appreciate it!

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Forum: Work in progress
 Topic: This is a pattern for a ring I want to have printed, what do you guys think?
Re: This is a pattern for a ring I want to have printed, what do you guys think? [message #97527 is a reply to message #97513 ] Mon, 01 September 2014 01:07 UTC
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And etching or laser cutting can give good levels of detail. The flat pattern in thinner brass substrate, with photoetching, is doable. Multiple layers could be shaped, stacked and soldered. Someone could even go nuts and try etching cylinders. So the material can achieve even more than printing allows, if handled correctly.
Forum: 3D Design
 Topic: Issues uploading WRL with texture
Re: Issues uploading WRL with texture [message #97529 is a reply to message #97503 ] Mon, 01 September 2014 01:39 UTC
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Thank you very much. I couldn't understand what I was doing wrong. Turns out I was looking at the wrong issue.
Forum: Post Production Techniques
 Topic: Painting FUD models
Painting FUD models [message #97525] Mon, 01 September 2014 00:24 UTC
avatar Freakazoitt is currently online Freakazoitt
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Is there any possibilities that paint will destroy UFD model? Which paints are safe?
Re: Painting FUD models [message #97532 is a reply to message #97525 ] Mon, 01 September 2014 03:21 UTC
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And one more question - how to glue UFD models? Glue for plastic models will go or it will melt things?
Forum: 3D Printing
 Topic: Pricing too high due to model error?
Pricing too high due to model error? [message #97528] Mon, 01 September 2014 01:31 UTC
avatar Sqrash  is currently offline Sqrash
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Hi everybody first time posting so I hope this is in the right spot.
I've done modeling for video games for awhile but decided to test out making a 3d printed model. I have a model but wanted to get some price ranges on sizes so I tested an upload with a simple cube like shape and its saying it would cost $1200 for a 3 inch block of plastic? I'm assuming this is due to some bounding area issue with my file has anyone else experieced this? I attached a screenshot below of the pricing screen.

index.php?t=getfile&id=69782&private=0

Re: Pricing too high due to model error? [message #97533 is a reply to message #97528 ] Mon, 01 September 2014 04:31 UTC
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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Even though your model has a hole thru the center, it is still effectively a large block of plastic, and the SLS printing process consumes a significant amount of electricity to produce the model. The cost you were given is within range for the amount of material (and electricity) consumed.

You could make the model significantly cheaper if you were to make it truly hollow - with walls that are only 0.7mm thick. Then, the price would drop to around $100, which might still be viewed as 'expensive'.

The true value of 3dPrinting comes when you produce an item that can't be manufactured by other means.

Consider this model below.. it's still "a nickel's worth of plastic", but it now has more value than simple flat sheets, because of the finished shape.
If I were to try to build this out of micro-plywood, it would take hours of cutting and assembly time. My labor is worth something, and I figure that having the shape already finished is worth quite a bit to me.
https://images3.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_83643_96006_1401635766.jpg


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Forum: Bug Reporting
 Topic: $25 Shapeways credit for new customers not Working!
$25 Shapeways credit for new customers not Working! [message #97531] Mon, 01 September 2014 02:06 UTC
avatar JCPhlux  is currently offline JCPhlux
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Below Coupon would not work. I have never ordered from Shapeway so I thought this would be a good time to try you out.

New Customers Get a $25 Shapeways credit!

There's nothing like bringing your designs to life and holding them in your hands. That's why Shapeways wants to support designers new to 3D printing with $25 in Shapeways credit – to help you bring your 3D designs to life.

Shapeways enables you to 3D print in 40+ materials, from high-resolution plastics to stunning precious metals. Using the best industrial 3D printers available, Shapeways checks every 3D model for printability and supports you every step of the way. Together, Shapeways and Meshmixer (especially in its latest v2.5 release) are helping to make 3D printing easier than ever. We hope you'll discover the endless possibilities of 3D printing!

To start 3D printing, load your 3D model in Meshmixer. Check out these videos to help you get started with the tools: Make Solid, and Painting.

Next, join Shapeways to upload your 3D model, get instant pricing and order. Enter promo code 'mty9b' at checkout by August 31, 2014 to take advantage of this exclusive offer!

The Fine Print: This promotion is non-transferable and valid once per customer, for new customers only. It may not be combined with other discounts in one order. Discount applies only to 3D prints of your own models and cannot be applied to Shapeways Gift Cards or past orders. The $25 value does not apply to cost of tax or shipping. If you order a model during the promotion period that cannot be printed, we cannot apply discounts to future orders (even if these models are repaired). No cash value. Limited redemption quantity. Expires Sunday August 31 at 11:59pm PDT.
Re: $25 Shapeways credit for new customers not Working! [message #97534 is a reply to message #97531 ] Mon, 01 September 2014 06:56 UTC
avatar mkroeker  is currently offline mkroeker
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Best email service@shapeways.com about this. Obviously much will depend on when exactly you tried to use this promo code, as you stated yourself that it expired last night.
Forum: 3D modelers for hire
 Topic: Professional 3d modeller freelance
Professional 3d modeller freelance [message #97537] Mon, 01 September 2014 09:00 UTC
avatar Francesco_A  is currently offline Francesco_A
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Hi,
my name is Francesco Antonio Pizzo and I'm a freelance sculptor (both digital and traditional). I work prevalently for characters, usually for miniatures (games and collectors)
Here you can download my portfolio and resume:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/tdbdp2mnz6d711w/portfolio- resume.zip

attached two example

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Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: Multiplicator !
Re: Multiplicator ! [message #97541 is a reply to message #97498 ] Mon, 01 September 2014 10:46 UTC
avatar mygadgetlife  is currently offline mygadgetlife
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I see a 1/2 scale version in brass... that would be awesome. You could still make the washers out of WSF, have the digits 'etched' on the rings... I don't recall seeing any mechanical assemblies made out of metal on SW... the only thing that springs to mind is this.

Looking forward to seeing how it turns out!


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Forum: General Discussion
 Topic: FireCast Resin replacement for wax
Re: FireCast Resin replacement for wax [message #97526 is a reply to message #97523 ] Mon, 01 September 2014 00:38 UTC
avatar UniverseBecoming  is currently offline UniverseBecoming
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Yeah it's basically the same except for the polymer materials that simulate the properties of wax have different burnout out schedules. The two issues are expansion, which cracks the investment, and ash, which contaminates the casting.

I never tried it, but in Duann's recent burn test video one can see that it doesn't produce much ash.

Yeah they work with dental labs, the dental technician sends a STL and then gets the wax delivered the next day by express mail. I can't remember ( it was around a year ago) exact quotes and I cannot remember who it was that gave me the quote, but I do remember it was close to Shapeways price. On the other hand, I just now remembered it was for 32 micron layers, whereas Shapeways service is 16 micron. I remember now that's why I didn't order anything from them because I wanted 16 micron.

That's a good start!






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 Topic: Is the site a little messed up?
Re: Is the site a little messed up? [message #97539 is a reply to message #97348 ] Mon, 01 September 2014 10:37 UTC
avatar mygadgetlife  is currently offline mygadgetlife
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I like the new layout, particularly if ordering multiple items. One thing I like to check is the 'favourites' count for shop items - if this could be added to the item rows then the page would be perfect...


Steven



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 Topic: practicality of 3d printing a computer case
Re: practicality of 3d printing a computer case [message #97535 is a reply to message #97520 ] Mon, 01 September 2014 08:11 UTC
avatar 1832vin  is currently offline 1832vin
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one more check box for the material, how heat proof is it?
because the temperatures are going to reach 85 Celsius often
so what are the heat proof-ness?
Re: practicality of 3d printing a computer case [message #97540 is a reply to message #97535 ] Mon, 01 September 2014 10:46 UTC
avatar UniverseBecoming  is currently offline UniverseBecoming
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Shapeways is recommending that it is used at a temperature under 80 C. It has a melting temperature of 172 - 180 C. The material data sheet can be found here.

If it were my project I wouldn't worry too much about temperature for WSF, because there is not much mechanical stress involved in a computer case. The case will sit in one position and all it needs to do is hold the components in position against the force of their weight. If I found an area causing concern I would just install a fan in the area and exhaust the heat.

By the way, I have an old full tower gamer case that is %100 acrylic. I never had any problems with parts of the case deforming via heat. Acrylic has a melting temperature of 100 C.






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 Topic: a way to check pricing of model before paying?
a way to check pricing of model before paying? [message #97536] Mon, 01 September 2014 08:27 UTC
avatar 1832vin  is currently offline 1832vin
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some meshes might be too big, therefore too expensive,
so i would like to know the pricing before i make the decision, how can i do so?
Re: a way to check pricing of model before paying? [message #97538 is a reply to message #97536 ] Mon, 01 September 2014 09:07 UTC
avatar MitchellJetten  is currently offline MitchellJetten
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Upload the model on the website :)

Uploading models on our website is free, you don't have to order uploaded models if you don't want to ;)
After some quick checks you will get a quote in all of the available materials.

Mitchell


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Mitchell Jetten
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Re: a way to check pricing of model before paying? [message #97542 is a reply to message #97538 ] Mon, 01 September 2014 10:58 UTC
avatar UniverseBecoming  is currently offline UniverseBecoming
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Another way, depending on what 3D modeling software you use, that will show the volume, is to find the volume and then go to the materials page and see what Shapeways charges per cubic centimeter for the material you want, being sure to add the handling charge for the material.

It's best when you're just starting out to just upload the model though. This give a list of prices for every material that the model can be physically printed in based on the model geometry.






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