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Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: Sun Rune Pendant and Shell Pendant
Sun Rune Pendant and Shell Pendant [message #96727] Fri, 22 August 2014 00:09 UTC
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This is a simple pendant formed by a radial matrix of Sig runes in gold plated brass.

index.php?t=getfile&id=69003&private=0

Here is another pendant in gold plated brass:

index.php?t=getfile&id=69004&private=0

These are my first pendants in this material. They turned out very nice, and I'm pleased with the results.




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 Topic: Schwarz Diamond (D) Cube
Schwarz Diamond (D) Cube [message #96728] Fri, 22 August 2014 00:14 UTC
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This print turned out very nice. I really enjoy looking at it! More so than the gyroid I have:

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Forum: 3D Applications
 Topic: Sketchup Vertex Painting Problems
Re: Sketchup Vertex Painting Problems [message #96733 is a reply to message #94849 ] Fri, 22 August 2014 01:14 UTC
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This thread was immensely useful!

I ran into this problem for the first time tonight, and vaguely remembered seeing the images in this discussion.

Anyway, the inside-outside trick worked like a charm! It needs to be stickied somewhere.
 Topic: Full Color Sandstone using Solidworks: using .jpg and not color appearances
Full Color Sandstone using Solidworks: using .jpg and not color appearances [message #96734] Fri, 22 August 2014 01:27 UTC
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Hello,

I am designing a 3D part to print in full color sandstone. The coloring is quite complicated so I do a surface mapping (UV mapping) of one of the faces. I then export as VMRL 97 (2.0). When I upload in a zip (with nothing but the .wrl and .jpg), the face is blank. If I read the .wrl in notepad, there is no mention of the image anywhere. Please advise.

Thanks.
Re: Full Color Sandstone using Solidworks: using .jpg and not color appearances [message #96748 is a reply to message #96734 ] Fri, 22 August 2014 06:54 UTC
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I will try to get confirmation from my colleagues at work, but as far as I know Solidworks does not support texture export to VRML. Either re-texture your model in e.g. Blender or try to find the colladaexporter plugin that used to live on labs.solidworks.com
Forum: Shapeways Shops
 Topic: Changing model name
Changing model name [message #96743] Fri, 22 August 2014 06:07 UTC
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Hi everyone,

Sorry for what is probably a simple question. I've scanned the forum and not found an answer. I've uploaded all of my models with prototype names...and would like to change the names to something less cryptic for my shop. Is there a way to change the model name within the shop without having to re-upload the model?

Re: Changing model name [message #96747 is a reply to message #96743 ] Fri, 22 August 2014 06:39 UTC
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The zip/stl/obj/etc name is non important for buyers. The text that will be used for the window title, what they will see, is in the Edit page. It appears as a flat rectangle, very low contrast grey against the white background. It's editable. And in reality non important for links, what matters is the number in the link ( http://www.shapeways.com/model/134137/balls-for-gridiron-foo tball.html works as well as http://www.shapeways.com/model/134137/ ), so you can change as many times as you want.

With modern webs, you have to try moving the cursor everywhere and clicking everything, clues are poor compared to previous styles.
Re: Changing model name [message #96751 is a reply to message #96747 ] Fri, 22 August 2014 07:50 UTC
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Thanks for the info Stannum, this is just what I needed to know!
Forum: 3D Design
 Topic: Need Help with textures for 3D Printing
Need Help with textures for 3D Printing [message #96736] Fri, 22 August 2014 02:33 UTC
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I've been trying to print out a 3D full color model, but I have now just one issue with it. I'm able to make the model itself a .x3d file and put it into a zip like the guidelines suggest, but I'm unable to change the texture of it to a png gif or jpg because file is always looking for a .tga image. Does anyone know how to fix this? If needed I can link the files i have right now
 Topic: How best to generate discrete RGB spectral values for Shapeways specific printers?
Re: How best to generate discrete RGB spectral values for Shapeways specific printers? [message #96741 is a reply to message #96659 ] Fri, 22 August 2014 04:35 UTC
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Here we go, a bead-like thing with a spectral color surface design. This is the standard Shapeways color render. It's time to sign up for the color plastic access and see how this turns out!

index.php?t=getfile&id=69009&private=0

I could have gone with more layers but that's a lot more work. I don't think there's a way within Tinkercad to add colors to an object via their internal scripting but it might be worth a check to cut down on typing.

 Topic: netfabb cloud - i can't seem to download the repaired file
netfabb cloud - i can't seem to download the repaired file [message #96742] Fri, 22 August 2014 05:07 UTC
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Hi...

Any idea what I'm missing here?

I upload a .stl file to https://netfabb.azurewebsites.net/. The file uploads, and the repair icon turns white, pauses, turns back to gray, then download icon turns white. I click the download icon and it _instantly_ turns back to gray, without even asking for my desired local destination.

I look under the History tab at netfabb, and see my file listed with status "success", but when I click on it netfabb says "The resource you are looking for has been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable." I've tried History again after 15 minutes, a couple of hours, and 24 hours. Still have same error message.

A few weeks ago I had the same problem, but _eventually_ one, and only one, of my success files in History actually was available. Seems like black magic to me.

Aargggh! 8^)

Thanks tons,
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Re: netfabb cloud - i can't seem to download the repaired file [message #96752 is a reply to message #96742 ] Fri, 22 August 2014 08:41 UTC
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Oh... I should have mentioned, I've tried both Firefox and Internet Explorer (Win 7), no joy with either.

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Forum: 3D Printing
 Topic: flexible fabric (like neoprene)
flexible fabric (like neoprene) [message #96735] Fri, 22 August 2014 02:01 UTC
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Hi all,
Looking for a flexible garment like fabric that is similar in feel and stretch to neoprene which is wetsuit fabric.
Any ideas where I can obtain something like this from?
Best :)
Re: flexible fabric (like neoprene) [message #96755 is a reply to message #96735 ] Fri, 22 August 2014 09:15 UTC
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This thread seems to be related to your quest.
Forum: Bug Reporting
 Topic: Twitter-button doesn't work + I do not see comments when logged in...
Re: Twitter-button doesn't work [message #96749 is a reply to message #96691 ] Fri, 22 August 2014 07:18 UTC
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Hey, thanks Brett!

That was the madel I wanted to Tweet (already did manually) and had problems with.

I tried another model now and there it seems to work.

If it is that model only I will be OK, curious what caused it though... :)

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 Topic: Renders not generating for a Model
Re: Renders not generating for a Model [message #96754 is a reply to message #96687 ] Fri, 22 August 2014 09:13 UTC
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Ok...

And the Renders?
Re: Renders not generating for a Model [message #96756 is a reply to message #96754 ] Fri, 22 August 2014 09:18 UTC
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I wonder if they are creating renders for "for sale" models only (or preferentially) for now.
Re: Renders not generating for a Model [message #96758 is a reply to message #96756 ] Fri, 22 August 2014 09:41 UTC
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By George I think you've got it!

Set the Model to be for sale, and asked for renders to generate. Then set one material to be available and that render now seems to be loading.

What a blinking palaver...
Forum: General Discussion
 Topic: How EXACTLY do you print in Full Color Plastic?
Re: How EXACTLY do you print in Full Color Plastic? [message #96737 is a reply to message #96696 ] Fri, 22 August 2014 02:44 UTC
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Yes, texture baking is a must in some cases. For example when you assign procedural textures to an object, like 3D marble, and want that look get to the image map. If you don't bake, the model will only have the marble look when rendered with the same (or compatible) program.
 Topic: Soldering prints
Soldering prints [message #96746] Fri, 22 August 2014 06:33 UTC
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Is it possible to solder earring posts to the metal prints? If so which metals are the best to solder to? Do any metals deform the print fast when heat is applied?

Thanks
 Topic: 3D RENDERING TEMPLATE
3D RENDERING TEMPLATE [message #96750] Fri, 22 August 2014 07:27 UTC
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Hi Shapies,

I've made a 3d rendering template with Blender Cycles Engine, for GOLD and SILVER

Now I share it with you, in case somebody needs it.

I've also uploaded a how-to video on youtube,
here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiWUUnsHby0&list=UU_QcjmW kFUSPmp9e2CNUaBQ

If you like the above render, you can easily get it with this template.

 Topic: Trouble in Blender exporting to X3D
Trouble in Blender exporting to X3D [message #96731] Fri, 22 August 2014 00:40 UTC
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Many times in the past I have successfully exported files out of Blender to the file type X3D which saves color without having to utilize a ZIP file and all that nonsense. In this case, however, I have unintentionally set all of the materials assigned to objects in the Cycles engine instead of Blender Internal. Keep in mind that I'm not using any textures, or vertex paint, just single colors assigned to each object (which intersect to become just one shell when uploaded to Shapeways). When exporting to X3D out of cycles, all color information is lost, yet when I try switching back over to Blender Internal, the materials don't seem to show up there either. When I change the shading display to GLSL, the correct colors appear, however exporting it out still fails to preserve the colors. I'd rather not completely start from scratch in Blender Internal, as I'm working with over a hundred objects.

I'd be grateful to anyone who can offer advice, and if you'd like to see the file I can send it to you individually.


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Re: Trouble in Blender exporting to X3D [message #96739 is a reply to message #96731 ] Fri, 22 August 2014 03:05 UTC
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Report it like a bug here https://developer.blender.org/maniphest/project/2/type/Bug/ and maybe a developer give some solution to it.

That exporter was made when Blender Internal was main use and ...you use it with the new stuff.

Fill a bug report with your problem encountered , because I`m scratching my head too and remember that Cycles it is still new like 1.6 months.


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Re: Trouble in Blender exporting to X3D [message #96745 is a reply to message #96731 ] Fri, 22 August 2014 06:14 UTC
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Can you post a sample x3d file (make it something simple if you do not want to make your actual design public) ? X3D files are readable, so it may be possible to fix them if they contain multiple color definitions or something like that.
Re: Trouble in Blender exporting to X3D [message #96757 is a reply to message #96745 ] Fri, 22 August 2014 09:34 UTC
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It all sounds a bit strange. Cycles (afaik) just controls the way the image is rendered, not how the base information (in this case the colour values for each vertex) are stored. I have seen other posts about problems with Cycles and UV maps, but not with Vertex Painting.

I don't think the Materials are specific to either form of rendering, so I'm surprised at what you report. Have you tried assigning a Material in BI (Blender Internal, aka Blender Render) for one object and making a test export to see if that one object is coloured?

As @mkroeker says, a file or a bit more info might help.

@numarul7, you may be right that it is a bug, but Cycles has been around since Rel. 2.61 in 2011.
Re: Trouble in Blender exporting to X3D [message #96759 is a reply to message #96757 ] Fri, 22 August 2014 09:50 UTC
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Poked around a bit more (using Google search 'blender cycles materials vs internal') and came up with this. The gist is that you need to turn off 'Use Nodes' for each Material. If you have a lot the poster provides a very short Python script. Here's the link:

http://blender.stackexchange.com/questions/13610/convert-mat erials-from-cycles-to-blender-internal-render

Good luck, if you use the script make sure you have a reliable save!
Forum: 3D modeler needed
 Topic: Need developer for entrepreneurial project
Need developer for entrepreneurial project [message #96738] Fri, 22 August 2014 02:56 UTC
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I am looking for a developer who can create a 3d sketch of a graphing calculator for a product I am trying to create and mass produce. I already have a manufacturer in mind, just need the sketch. I am not only looking for someone to execute a job, but business partner. If interested, please contact me and I will reach out to you. Thanks
 Topic: Need lettering 3D print ready
Re: Need lettering 3D print ready [message #96744 is a reply to message #96711 ] Fri, 22 August 2014 06:12 UTC
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Project completed.
 Topic: Can Someone Convert My 3D File to a Shapeways' Format?
Re: Can Someone Convert My 3D File to a Shapeways' Format? [message #96753 is a reply to message #92599 ] Fri, 22 August 2014 09:02 UTC
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Could you tell me what program I should use to convert Inventor files into Solidworks files? Thanks!!!
 Topic: Architectural Model based on Images
Re: Architectural Model based on Images [message #96761 is a reply to message #95439 ] Fri, 22 August 2014 10:28 UTC
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 Topic: Modeler Needed to Design Cabinet Knobs
Re: Modeler Needed to Design Cabinet Knobs [message #96762 is a reply to message #96319 ] Fri, 22 August 2014 10:33 UTC
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Forum: Shapeways API
 Topic: price api responding with 401
Re: price api responding with 401 [message #96763 is a reply to message #96558 ] Fri, 22 August 2014 10:53 UTC
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I've tried to adding the price parameters in the body of the request as json e.g.
postBody: {xBoundMax=0.01, area=0.0006, zBoundMin=0.01, volume=0.000001, yBoundMax=0.01, yBoundMin=0.01, zBoundMax=0.01, xBoundMin=0.01}


but this only results in a 500 response from the server.

Could someone please give me hint of where the parameters are suppose to be include in the post request?


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Forum: 3D modelers for hire
 Topic: Miniature Designer for Hire
Re: Miniature Designer for Hire [message #96760 is a reply to message #96705 ] Fri, 22 August 2014 10:26 UTC
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Hi, your work is good, can you tell how much you would charge for the models in your example.
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 Topic: 3D modeler
3D modeler [message #96764] Fri, 22 August 2014 10:56 UTC
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I 7 years working jeweler. and the last 4 years doing 3D modeling and design jewelry. I have a lot of ready-made models that can provide them to you. as well as can make your orders and if any.
Forum: Feature this!
 Topic: Check out my new printed models!
Re: Check out my new printed models! [message #96729 is a reply to message #96676 ] Fri, 22 August 2014 00:17 UTC
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Wonderful work!


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 Topic: Mermaid Skull
Re: Mermaid Skull [message #96730 is a reply to message #96553 ] Fri, 22 August 2014 00:26 UTC
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Very whimsical! Reminds me of something Tim Burton would have in a film.

Thumbs up!


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 Topic: Piece of Mind Design | Designs by echodos
Re: Piece of Mind Design | Designs by echodos [message #96732 is a reply to message #96702 ] Fri, 22 August 2014 01:11 UTC
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mkroeker wrote on Thu, 21 August 2014 18:30

I guess it does not help that the majority of his designs, including most of those in your post, are marked "not for sale" for whatever reason.

Yeah, it looks like he only sells his ceramic stuff. Too bad because the rings are awesome. Maybe they were commissions for a client or something.


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Re: Piece of Mind Design | Designs by echodos [message #96740 is a reply to message #96732 ] Fri, 22 August 2014 03:09 UTC
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JoyComplex wrote on Fri, 22 August 2014 01:11

mkroeker wrote on Thu, 21 August 2014 18:30

I guess it does not help that the majority of his designs, including most of those in your post, are marked "not for sale" for whatever reason.

Yeah, it looks like he only sells his ceramic stuff. Too bad because the rings are awesome. Maybe they were commissions for a client or something.


Yep , and use them for portfolio or reprints for the clients ?! That could be some explanations.


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Re: Piece of Mind Design | Designs by echodos [message #96765 is a reply to message #96740 ] Fri, 22 August 2014 11:50 UTC
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The rings are great, very original.


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