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Forum: Feature this!
 Topic: Miniature vehicles HO scale (1:87)
Miniature vehicles HO scale (1:87) [message #114112] Sun, 19 April 2015 01:51 UTC
avatar NikkruGadgets  is currently offline NikkruGadgets
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Hi, here are a few vehicles

This one is a convertible Bentley 4,5L http://shpws.me/GQoV
index.php?t=getfile&id=97530&private=0

There are also fire trucks as modules that I was commissioned to design https://www.shapeways.com/shops/srnjm420
index.php?t=getfile&id=97533&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=97534&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=97535&private=0

And this one painted by John Mayes soon to be turned into a modular design https://www.shapeways.com/designer/jbmayes?li=pb
index.php?t=getfile&id=97536&private=0

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Organic, miniatures, visualization and animation http://www.nikkrugadgets.de/home/home-eng/
Forum: Official Announcements
 Topic: Announcing Frosted Extreme Detail (or FXD), our highest resolution 3D printed plastic ever
Re: Announcing Frosted Extreme Detail (or FXD), our highest resolution 3D printed plastic ever [message #114113 is a reply to message #113891 ] Sun, 19 April 2015 01:54 UTC
avatar rstargrove  is currently offline rstargrove
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Hi,

Thanks for all the feedback on these issues, and it's good to hear that people are excited and starting to try to print stuff. Sorry for the confusion and frustration. We're aware of the issues that have been mentioned, and I wanted to provide some context:

Models are Not Printable, No Reason
This was a bug that we encountered during this launch, and was resolved late friday afternoon. Any models that were coming up as Not Printable, but there was no reason should now be printable. If you run into additional models that still have this issue, please contact customer service and they can help you to reprocess the models.

Design Rules vs Bounding Box:
Apologies on the confusion there. We don't generally think of max bounding box as a design rule, and didn't mean to trick anyone with the our initial claims for the same design rules. We realized it might be confusing, and updated it in later communications.

Small Bounding Box:
This material is incredibly slow to print. 50mm models take about 48 hours, 100mm models about 96 hours and 200mm about 192 hours. That's 8 days. The risk of machine crashes increases right alongside print time, as does the cost of the crash, especially if its late in the build. We've launched with 50mm because of these risks, but will work with our manufacturing teams to monitor the reliability of prints, and assuming everything goes well will likely be able to expand the bounding box (although not to as large as FUD) relatively quickly.

Bounding Box of Multi-Part Files
With this launch we've uncovered a bug in the way that we're limiting the printability of multi-part files using the max BB. While min BB is calculating per part as it should, max BB is checked against the overall model BB not the individual part ones. This means that if you have a file which is 200 x 100 x 50 mm, and is made up of 4 parts, each of which is 50 x 50 x 50, this file should be printable in FXD and unfortunately right now is not. We understand the frustration this can cause, and that it limits the number of models that you can print in this already restrictive bounding box. We're working hard on a solution to this, and will keep everyone updated.

Success Rate
We mentioned it in the email, but it's definitely a bit confusing: We're going to update printability so that FUD and FD prints count towards FXD success rate when we deprecate FD on the 29th. Until then, your FXD models will have no print history. After that, success rate of models that have been printed and FD and FUD will be set, and models will automatically be moved out of first to try when appropriate.

Best,
Raphael


Physical Product Manager | Shapeways
Re: Announcing Frosted Extreme Detail (or FXD), our highest resolution 3D printed plastic ever [message #114120 is a reply to message #114113 ] Sun, 19 April 2015 09:22 UTC
avatar fx  is currently offline fx
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Well, there is still a big number of models that are unprintable -red-cross- in fxd, despite the fact they were printed several time in FUD. The models are all green in the model preview (wall-thickness,bounding box,...). The problem isn't solved.
one example: https://www.shapeways.com/model/1229204 I can't list everything, it's just to show the problem isn't gone.

[Updated on: Sun, 19 April 2015 09:24 UTC]

Forum: Suggestions
 Topic: Is Shapeways safe for your models?
Is Shapeways safe for your models? [message #114121] Sun, 19 April 2015 09:22 UTC
avatar panguver  is currently offline panguver
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Is Shapeways safe for your models?[ 0 vote(s) ]
1.Yes 0 / 0%
2.No 0 / 0%

Hi,

My 15-year-old son create e-mail letter for hack any site or e-mail during several seconds. He create it during several minutes on the base of public hacker's resources. It's work with account on Shapeways. Anyone can receive similar e-mail from hacker and login and password to Shapeways will stolen. Then your models can downloaded for sales or public on torrents.

Now please vote about safe of Shapeways site.

[Updated on: Sun, 19 April 2015 09:23 UTC]

Forum: 3D modeler needed
 Topic: Help Needed
Re: Help Needed [message #114118 is a reply to message #114090 ] Sun, 19 April 2015 08:05 UTC
avatar Venustas_Studio  is currently offline Venustas_Studio
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It help thank you. :)
Re: Help Needed [message #114122 is a reply to message #114090 ] Sun, 19 April 2015 09:26 UTC
avatar panguver  is currently offline panguver
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Hi,

You can open part of Inventor in 3Dmax and coloring it there. Then you can export vrml correctly.
 Topic: key ring opener
Re: key ring opener [message #114125 is a reply to message #113523 ] Sun, 19 April 2015 10:04 UTC
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Forum: 3D Design
 Topic: 3d printing colour sandstone unable to process
3d printing colour sandstone unable to process [message #114119] Sun, 19 April 2015 08:36 UTC
avatar oneillsarah111  is currently offline oneillsarah111
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Hi Im trying to prepare a file for 3d printing in colour sandstone.Everytime I upload it it says "We're unable to process this file. Check your file for errors and click 'Update File' to upload a new version".I have checked it and i cant find any problems. I have also looked at all the tutorials on uploading vrml on your website.I even tried a basic cube to test on a simple model before trying my more complicated ones and it still isnt working.I am using Blender

thank you
sarah

[Updated on: Sun, 19 April 2015 08:38 UTC]

Re: 3d printing colour sandstone unable to process [message #114123 is a reply to message #114119 ] Sun, 19 April 2015 09:27 UTC
avatar kaadesign  is currently offline kaadesign
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...possibly choosen the wrong name of the png-file?




Useful things... by kaadesign
 Topic: Printing a Swiss Army Knife
Re: Printing a Swiss Army Knife [message #114127 is a reply to message #113800 ] Sun, 19 April 2015 12:23 UTC
avatar mygadgetlife  is currently offline mygadgetlife
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It's a nice idea, but 3D printing in metal [that is strong enough] isn't there just yet because of all the issues Stony mentions.

I think a steampunk Swiss army knife with bizarre brass fittings would be awesome - not very practical - but very cool. Shapeways 3D printed brass uses a wax casting method I believe and while you may not make a blade as such (read the Ts&Cs) the finish is more what you will get from any of the steel products.

As an example of steel, see the image below. This is a closeup of the tip of my bottle bit design next to a standard Philips screwdriver bit. See how the surface is textured the edges are 'rounded' and the chamfer to the tip is heavily stepped? Compare that to the machined screwdriver bit. The difference is more than the 11 dollars it cost to make one of them (guess which...). The machined part is probably within 1/1000" tolerance, the 3D printed part, not so much, which will make it hard if not down right impossible to get moving parts (pliers, scissors) to mate up the way you want.


Good luck with it anyway!


Steven

index.php?t=getfile&id=97573&private=0

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Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: Mathematical art pendants
Re: Mathematical art pendants [message #114128 is a reply to message #114110 ] Sun, 19 April 2015 12:44 UTC
avatar GeorgeBell is currently online GeorgeBell
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shawn_halayka wrote on Sat, 18 April 2015 22:08

Those pendants rock. A nice spin on the Platonic solids.

What software did you use to make your shapes?


Thanks!

I use openSCAD. Although it also involves python, because I have python programs which generate the openSCAD programs.

Forum: General Discussion
 Topic: Download and edit 2D to 3D model?
Re: Download and edit 2D to 3D model? [message #114114 is a reply to message #78110 ] Sun, 19 April 2015 03:25 UTC
avatar jenniferchalek  is currently offline jenniferchalek
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I see this is an old thread, and when you download a model you made using 2d to 3d wizard, you still only get x3db files, which I have not been able to find any free software to open. There are tons of free 3d modeling software packages out there, and not one of them seems to be able to open this file. Theoretically, they would be able to open stl files. I have tried MeshLab, Blender, and a couple of others, to no avail.
Re: Download and edit 2D to 3D model? [message #114115 is a reply to message #114114 ] Sun, 19 April 2015 03:26 UTC
avatar denali3ddesign  is currently offline denali3ddesign
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@jenniferchalek Use Netfabb basic


Pssst! I wrote a book to help you quickly get your Sketchup models ready for printing. Click here to get it on Amazon
Re: Download and edit 2D to 3D model? [message #114116 is a reply to message #114115 ] Sun, 19 April 2015 03:30 UTC
avatar jenniferchalek  is currently offline jenniferchalek
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OK I had clicked on netfabb before and only saw paid versions. I finally found basic. Thanks.
 Topic: Anyone have any questions about fractals?
Re: Anyone have any questions about fractals? [message #114117 is a reply to message #114084 ] Sun, 19 April 2015 07:59 UTC
avatar stop4stuff  is currently offline stop4stuff
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Nice print!

I bet it would look awesome with some colour and done in Full Colour Sandstone.

I've been playing with Mandelbulb 3D (http://www.fractalforums.com/mandelbulb-3d/) recently - free software, with voxel stack capable output. I've not utilised the voxel output yet as I'm still learning the ropes with creating the actual 3D fractals.

Paul
Re: Anyone have any questions about fractals? [message #114124 is a reply to message #114117 ] Sun, 19 April 2015 09:59 UTC
avatar shawn_halayka  is currently offline shawn_halayka
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I'm working on an x3d exporter right now. My aim is to make fractals with per-vertex colouring, similar to the screenshot I've attached. :)

index.php?t=getfile&id=97564&private=0

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Re: Anyone have any questions about fractals? [message #114126 is a reply to message #114124 ] Sun, 19 April 2015 11:40 UTC
avatar shawn_halayka  is currently offline shawn_halayka
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Tada!

index.php?t=getfile&id=97572&private=0


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[Updated on: Sun, 19 April 2015 11:59 UTC]

 Topic: iPhone cases
iPhone cases [message #114129] Sun, 19 April 2015 12:56 UTC
avatar Michael_Teiniker  is currently offline Michael_Teiniker
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Does anyone here have a standard iPhone 5 case STL that I can remodel. I don't want to measure things up and design from scratch. :)
Forum: Shapeways Shops
 Topic: Extended description no longer under the banner?
Extended description no longer under the banner? [message #114130] Sun, 19 April 2015 13:10 UTC
avatar GeorgeBell is currently online GeorgeBell
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Anybody else noticed this change? In the past week or so (since the problems) my shop "extended description" no longer appears under the banner. Instead, it has been moved so that it is under the "description".

The new format produces a very long description in a narrow column. I preferred the old way where the "extended description" was not restricted to the lefthand column.

I am viewing my shop in Firefox, perhaps it looks better in other browsers ... right now the description is so tall it extends past my models.

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