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Forum: 3D Design
 Topic: Blender - Matacaps
Blender - Matacaps [message #118672] Mon, 06 July 2015 02:10 UTC
avatar unkerjay  is currently offline unkerjay
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There are some there by default in Blender

index.php?t=getfile&id=106394&private=0

(There's two settings in the dropdown. Not sure
GLSL is required. Matcaps work under either setting.)

It's also possible to do the same thing
using Matcaps either you or others have
created.

The attached picture is an example of the
use of one of these images created using
methods and matcaps from this (and other
sites - try searching for "Blender Matcaps"
(without the quotes):

Here's more info

ZBrush matcap in Blender
http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?174790-ZBrush -matcap-in-Blender

[Updated on: Mon, 06 July 2015 02:27 UTC]

Forum: Introductions
 Topic: LOL Waiting to Have an Upload Analyzed, so I Guess I'll Say Something Here
LOL Waiting to Have an Upload Analyzed, so I Guess I'll Say Something Here [message #118674] Mon, 06 July 2015 04:54 UTC
avatar renay  is currently offline renay
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Namaste,

I have a professional background in Biology and Math, and have always been drawn to the beauty in both of those fields. I started downloading Autodesk programs (God help me) after seeing the work of designers here that exemplify the beauty of both the organic form and the analytical. (I do love the software, Mathematica, for example.)

I've just been fooling around and am making all the classic rookie stuff: a hypercube, a DNA molecule is in the works, etc., etc. But I also just got my first private design printed (vase1), and am AMAZED at how cool it is, how it kind of came alive by being printed and is more than even a rotating image on a computer screen could ever show.

Since I've started learning modeling, this stuff has been entering my imagination both during the day and during the night. Nothing else has entered into that private space so quickly, so yeah I guess I'm hooked.

A little more about me: I do have a background in 2D oil painting and had some paintings shown and sold in local galleries etc. and I make jewelry of a spiritual nature and sell it at Etsy under "yogabangles".

Anything else? Um, I'm too nervous or maybe cost-conscious to own my own 3D printer right now, so I really appreciate Shapeways for that, and this community forum thing is pretty cool, so I am glad to be here. I enjoy reading all of your posts. The ability to print on demand something that was designed by someone like me, a small designer, but across the globe, and have it come in a few days, sans export taxes and customs or getting stuck in wonky patchwork snail mail systems is pretty amazing.

Tomorrow, I get a major Shapeways delivery that includes a bunch of designs from other artists, so I am really looking forward to that, and if the weather is good here in Boulder CO USA, I may make an unboxing video outside on the local picnic bench. Someone else did that and I really enjoyed it.

Thanks for reading,
Renay

[Updated on: Mon, 06 July 2015 05:50 UTC]

Forum: 3D Printing
 Topic: Physical Limitations
Physical Limitations [message #118675] Mon, 06 July 2015 08:15 UTC
avatar Cunnerz7  is currently offline Cunnerz7
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Dear all,

Nice to be here. My name is Mike Cunningham (UK) and I'm in the process of setting up an agency for a variety of manufacturing services, mainly aimed at the LED lighting industry. I spent 10 years in China working as a quality and manufacturing engineering consultant, and have since moved to the Netherlands to set up my new company, for which I hope to be using Shapeways as my primary source for RP. You guys have a reputation that extends deep into the manufacturing veins in China!

Perhaps a strange question, but I've heard all sorts about what can be done with rapid prototyping, but very little about it's limitations. What are they please? Lighting electronics contain a lot of physical challenges, can anyone expand a little on the following limitations:

OPTICAL - many LED lighting firms use injection molded PMMA and PC lenses in their products, these are placed on top of the LED and used to manage the otherwise unmanaged light. PMMA and PC have a very specific refractive index and with the right kind of tooling can be molded at a very high geometrical accuracy. What are the limitations of making lenses by RP? I can imagine high pressure injection is out of the question, so surely silicone is the only option? If anyone could point me towards a case study that would be great.

HEATSINKS - Heat sinks are needed to dissipate heat away from LEDs and most prototypes are machined from pure Aluminium 6063, and either extruded in mass production , or die cast with a silicone mixture to increase fluidity in the mold flow - are you able to print Aluminium? Of so, what is the W-m/k of the materials available? What is the hardness?

GEOMETRY - are there any guidelines available for achievable geometric tolerances for different materials? Most lenses have a parabolic body that creates a total internal reflection. The profile of the TIR is very important, what curve accuracy is achievable by what process and what is the accuracy of the surface profile itself?

A lot of questions I know, but any help that can point me in the right direction on these topics would be greatly appreciated.

Best regards,
Mike
Forum: 3D Applications
 Topic: 3D printing of joined objects
Re: 3D printing of joined objects [message #118676 is a reply to message #118655 ] Mon, 06 July 2015 08:20 UTC
avatar Keymaker  is currently offline Keymaker
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Quote:

Do I need to remove hidden parts (faces) in order to have it 3D printed?

No. SW automatic repair system will remove it for you.

Quote:

is there any easy way to do that?


Yes, look for Boolean modifier.
Or if it is one object you can try "intersect" operation in edit mode.


The only thing that limits us is our imagination.
Forum: General Discussion
 Topic: Shapeways urgently needs a box for instruction
Re: Shapeways urgently needs a box for instruction [message #118678 is a reply to message #118669 ] Mon, 06 July 2015 09:02 UTC
avatar innovation8  is currently offline innovation8
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To be honest, that does not make sense, you expect the quality you pay for and I am sure people are going to complain if the parts are wrong. Then they raise an enquiry and it becomes a nightmare for Shapeways with the exchange of messages. On a single issue, I can end up exchanging 10-20 messages. If they accept the quality is not good enough, they have to refund or make the part again. This could be cut down to a couple of messages on most things that could be discussed before making the parts.


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Source-Product-Design/437766742939684?ref=br_rs&pnref=lhc
 Topic: 2D to 3D app 'Could not generate 3D model based on provided file'
2D to 3D app 'Could not generate 3D model based on provided file' [message #118677] Mon, 06 July 2015 08:52 UTC
avatar carlyemma  is currently offline carlyemma
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I'm having trouble with the jpeg I'm uploading to the 2D to 3D app.
It keeps telling me 'Could not generate 3D model based on provided file' but I can't figure out why.
The size is within the recommended pixel size...

Does anyone know what could be causing the issue?

I've attached the jpeg file I've been using.

Thanks

[Updated on: Mon, 06 July 2015 08:52 UTC]

Re: 2D to 3D app 'Could not generate 3D model based on provided file' [message #118679 is a reply to message #118677 ] Mon, 06 July 2015 09:02 UTC
avatar MitchellJetten  is currently offline MitchellJetten
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I don't know why it failed to be honest, but I made a screenprint of your picture and saved it again, it now works fine :-)

I do however recommend to use a higher resolution picture, the picture you have right now is really small which is why the details of the lion won't show up as expected when using the grey scale option.

Mitchell

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Kind regards,

Mitchell Jetten
Customer Service Coordinator
Shapeways
Forum: Work in progress
 Topic: Jack Sparrow Figure
Re: Jack Sparrow Figure [message #118680 is a reply to message #118323 ] Mon, 06 July 2015 09:04 UTC
avatar HappyFox is currently online HappyFox
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My recent progress. Portrait done. I'm happy with the whole of the model. Now there is the hair and a few other detail to finish. Watch in HD. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Pbgn3HGK-w
Re: Jack Sparrow Figure [message #118681 is a reply to message #115731 ] Mon, 06 July 2015 09:06 UTC
avatar HappyFox is currently online HappyFox
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My recent progress. Portrait done. I'm happy with the whole of the model. Now there is the hair and a few other detail to finish. Watch in HD.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Pbgn3HGK-w
Forum: 3D modeler needed
 Topic: Need help designing metal ring/pendant
Re: Need help designing metal ring/pendant [message #118673 is a reply to message #118661 ] Mon, 06 July 2015 02:33 UTC
avatar UniverseBecoming is currently online UniverseBecoming
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Kcarrollw contacted me via email and we discussed it some, but I had to back out since I couldn't find a good way to make it look right. So, if any of you want to give it a try have at it. Also, if any of you do attempt it and are successful, please send me an image of the result so I can see how you managed to do it. :D





Sculptural artist James William Kincaid III
Universe Becoming Jewelry Design
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 Topic: Golden Snitch Engagement Ring Case
Golden Snitch Engagement Ring Case [message #118671] Mon, 06 July 2015 00:07 UTC
avatar Cbcrawford03  is currently offline Cbcrawford03
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I had recently found what I was looking for on this site from a designer; but since after saving enough it has since been removed and I'm trying to find someone who can help me create such an item. It was a Golden Snitch replica that slides open and holds an engagement ring inside. I have a link to a YouTube video of it that I could share with you to give you a better idea of what I'm looking for and see if you were interested or able to help me out with it? It was a 2 piece product that looked like this.

index.php?t=getfile&id=106390&private=0

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bdQXxYwIozI

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[Updated on: Mon, 06 July 2015 00:24 UTC]

Re: Golden Snitch Engagement Ring Case [message #118682 is a reply to message #118671 ] Mon, 06 July 2015 09:20 UTC
avatar philnolan3d is currently online philnolan3d
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I should be able to do that. I've been doing 3D professionally for 12+ years. You can see my website at http://philnolan3d.com

My shop on here is https://www.shapeways.com/shops/philnolan3d

And I can be reached at phil (at) philnolan3d.com

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