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Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: The simplest form of multiple functions
Re: The simplest form of multiple functions [message #120589 is a reply to message #120229 ] Wed, 05 August 2015 02:18 UTC
avatar mckevins  is currently offline mckevins
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All of your ideas continue to show a great deliberation of beautiful form follows function. Much success!



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Forum: Introductions
 Topic: Hello everyone
Hello everyone [message #120591] Wed, 05 August 2015 03:11 UTC
avatar yedp  is currently offline yedp
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Hello everyone,

I'm pretty new to shapeways, I don't know if I will print things in the future but I am pretty interested in 3D printing as I am a 3D artist hobbyist.
To follow the great guidelines questions to introducing oneself:

1) What brings you to Shapeways?
We had a DIY 3D printer at work and I learned a lot the hard way:

- first (if everything works in the first place), that the first print is never a success
- second it needs quite the polishing, which brings me to shapeways which looks like an amazing creative and sharing platform I would like to join!

2) Where are you from?
Originally France and Canada, but I moved recently to Shanghai (China) for work.

3) What are your interests or hobbies that you plan on using Shapeways for?
I am a 3D generalist and a jack of all trades type of person, I want to improve myself in 3D and share my work and who knows, maybe one day make someone happy with my models, which would be the greatest reward for me :)

4) Your software (Don't have one? Look here for a list of known compatible software!)
I use Maya as my main modeling software and Zbrush for polishing or adding details mostly

5) Your experience level
I only played with 3D printers a few monthes, consider myself not experienced at all!


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Forum: Work in progress
 Topic: Iron Man mk39 Gemini
Iron Man mk39 Gemini [message #120592] Wed, 05 August 2015 03:13 UTC
avatar yedp  is currently offline yedp
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Hello everyone,

I am pretty new to this forum and website in general, I just started recently to build a model of the IronMan III mk39 Gemini helmet.
All pieces are separated but I uploaded a beta version merged.

This was hard to model because the references I used were either blurry or not detailed enough. Let me know what you think.

http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/yedp/Various%203D%20works/mk39_Helmet_zpscosncdbz.jpg~original

Thank you!


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Forum: Shapeways Shops
 Topic: Image Order
Re: Image Order [message #120588 is a reply to message #120585 ] Wed, 05 August 2015 02:16 UTC
avatar MadAsU  is currently offline MadAsU
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My order seems to stick, but the number 1 picture is not displaying as the default image, what is happening?


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Re: Image Order [message #120593 is a reply to message #120585 ] Wed, 05 August 2015 03:27 UTC
avatar MrNibbles is currently online MrNibbles
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For me the image I choose to be the default image generally sticks but the image bar doesn't seem to stick. This is most noticeable when the default image ends up not being the first image in the image bar. I generally don't set more than the first few images anyway and if the old Shapeways gray render is present I might set it to be the last image. I was assuming this new feature would be in flux for a year or so until all the bugs were worked out.
Forum: 3D modeler needed
 Topic: New here Convert 2d drawing to 3d file for output. cylindrical object
Re: New here Convert 2d drawing to 3d file for output. cylindrical object [message #120590 is a reply to message #120568 ] Wed, 05 August 2015 03:02 UTC
avatar geotrick  is currently offline geotrick
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6mm. Yes I have made that mistake before.

I added the inside taper to give the handle a little more strength.

I have one of the originals. I will pull it out to recheck the sizes. The outer dimension is less crucial.
I need to decide if I need the thicker wall.
Re: New here Convert 2d drawing to 3d file for output. cylindrical object [message #120594 is a reply to message #120590 ] Wed, 05 August 2015 03:33 UTC
avatar UniverseBecoming is currently online UniverseBecoming
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Ok, sounds good.





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Forum: General Discussion
 Topic: Advice For a Noobie?
Advice For a Noobie? [message #120595] Wed, 05 August 2015 04:18 UTC
avatar uthumk88 is currently online uthumk88
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Greetings,

Just want to get some advice on how to make my 3D Printing goals a reality. I understand 3D modelling from a software perspective as I've been modelling for video games for over 8 years now. I've used several platforms including 3D studio, Blender and Milkshape, I am currently training on Z-Brush. But I want to take my modelling abilities to the next level, I want to actually start printing some of my creations and ideas. In particular I want to start making 3D printed 1/6 scale objects as I am also an avid 1/6 scale action figure hobbyist. Take a look at the following images:

http://s6.postimg.org/rvn43uykx/image.jpg

http://s6.postimg.org/awe5olndd/head.jpg

These are the kinds of things I'm hoping to print....weapons, headsculpts and other accessories. I guess you can call them miniatures as most of these things will only be a few inches in length. My vision is to make these prints highly detailed and realistic. I am looking into commercializing my creations and I'm hoping that the realism factor can help me create a strong brand.

So I have just one question really, and that is, can somebody give me an idea of what kind of a machine I would need to create these high-quality prints? A friend of mine suggested a SLA printer like the Form 1+. Would I absolutely need a SLA printer to achieve the kind of quality I'm looking for? Are FDM printers out of the question?

Also I came across the EasyArts Ares crowd-funding project. You can take a look here:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ares-an-affordable-all-in -one-3d-printer#/story

They claim their printer is a "multi-function" 3d printer that can print, CNC-mill, laser engrave and scan. I would love to have a machine like this, are there any such machines on the current market that are reliable and proven? Don't want to invest in the Ares at this point because it looks like it is still a prototype.

Thanks for reading and looking forward to any support or guidance. Have a nice day.

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