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Forum: Introductions
 Topic: Hello from Idaho!
Re: Hello from Idaho! [message #109340 is a reply to message #109009 ] Sat, 31 January 2015 02:22 UTC
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After my mishaps with the various coatings on the plastic print I've received in not bringing it to a true black color after my denatured alcohol fade I had going I thought the Shapie Expert might like to know a black permanent Sharpie pens (I might start calling them my Shapie pens) color should hold fast after a nice even coating of Varithane to seal it. The Varithane hasn't been applied yet but being alcohol based and the carrier evaporating away I'd think I should be good to go into the true black Houston.
I did really like the blue color it came in but between my efforts of the clean up and buttons not making it after the print had been run through the checks I made brass buttons which the black contrasts better in my opinion, so black it is.

[Updated on: Sat, 31 January 2015 02:30 UTC]

Forum: Work in progress
 Topic: Tree In Cross Pendant - Dali's cross
Re: Tree In Cross Pendant - Dali's cross [message #109353 is a reply to message #108952 ] Sat, 31 January 2015 09:10 UTC
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Printed the Cross in silver

http://i.materialise.com/forum/uploads/monthly_01_2015/post-785-0-88800000-1422695092.jpg
Forum: Shapeways Shops
 Topic: "Choose Your Default Material" bug in shop display..
"Choose Your Default Material" bug in shop display.. [message #109357] Sat, 31 January 2015 12:35 UTC
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hi

i hope it s right to post that here, if not sorry for that..

for few days all my obects were suddenly displayed in the shop in the default white hardware render..
i was able to force few of them to return in the rendering art choosen in "selling", "Choose Your Default Material"
but some are reluctant to be changed in the allredy setted render style (nickel or else) and just appear in low white hardware rendering.

ife you should have a look that would be great..

greetings


NORSQ
Forum: 3D modeler needed
 Topic: Urgent 3D model needed!
Re: Urgent 3D model needed! [message #109338 is a reply to message #109234 ] Sat, 31 January 2015 02:08 UTC
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Hi Troice

I'm in Dallas.

I have a scanner and can help you

Jeffrey Opel
 Topic: PC Case
Re: PC Case [message #109339 is a reply to message #109184 ] Sat, 31 January 2015 02:14 UTC
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Private message sent
 Topic: 3d modeler for resizing
3d modeler for resizing [message #109341] Sat, 31 January 2015 03:16 UTC
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I need a 3d modeler for resizing of a model job should be quick. I need it taken down a few inches.
Re: 3d modeler for resizing [message #109349 is a reply to message #109341 ] Sat, 31 January 2015 07:03 UTC
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Can you post a picture and the file format, please? Otherwise it's a bit vague and probably what anyone interested would ask of you.


Organic, miniatures, visualization and animation http://www.nikkrugadgets.de/home/home-eng/
 Topic: S Scale (1/64) stairs and deck railing
S Scale (1/64) stairs and deck railing [message #109376] Sat, 31 January 2015 15:22 UTC
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I'm looking for someone to design s scale deck and stair railing for me. Just the sections that go in between posts. The simple spindles with top and bottom railing. In need of this asap. Thanks
Re: S Scale (1/64) stairs and deck railing [message #109399 is a reply to message #109376 ] Sat, 31 January 2015 18:14 UTC
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http://www.deckspecialists.com/_borders/DSCN3616b.jpg
http://extbp.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/rail.jpg
Hope this picture comes up but this is the type of railing I'm looking for.
Forum: General Discussion
 Topic: 3D Designer
Re: 3D Designer [message #109355 is a reply to message #109292 ] Sat, 31 January 2015 11:36 UTC
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We also sometimes do modeling for free if you have an interesting project. :)





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 Topic: I have just made 2 years of Shapeways :)
Re: I have just made 2 years of Shapeways :) [message #109347 is a reply to message #109332 ] Sat, 31 January 2015 06:20 UTC
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On your product http://shpws.me/E4iP try to make it 2 mm thick overall and give on other parts 1 mm when needed to cut. Strong & Flexible it is strong in practice only after 1.6 mm thickness and it is strong enough to cut a finger at 3 mm.

Happy blending! :)
TGAW wrote on Fri, 30 January 2015 22:14

Congrats!!! I was just thinking about Shapeways anniversaries. My very first order was placed on February 15, 2014. : )


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Re: I have just made 2 years of Shapeways :) [message #109348 is a reply to message #109334 ] Sat, 31 January 2015 06:27 UTC
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Every kid has his little steps in life ... :))) is valid to any entrepreneur too.

Or how Pete of Shapeways say (loosely reproduction) "Do what elephant do , when it sees a tree and want to put it down ...slow pushing it!" :)

From "one today" , "few tomorrow" , "even more over time". :)

stonysmith wrote on Fri, 30 January 2015 23:14

My first sale was Feb 28, 2010

"A few" more since then :)


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Re: I have just made 2 years of Shapeways :) [message #109359 is a reply to message #109348 ] Sat, 31 January 2015 12:40 UTC
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Congratz Florin! :D





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Re: I have just made 2 years of Shapeways :) [message #109363 is a reply to message #109347 ] Sat, 31 January 2015 13:20 UTC
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numarul7 wrote on Sat, 31 January 2015 06:20

On your product http://shpws.me/E4iP try to make it 2 mm thick overall and give on czother parts 1 mm when needed to cut. Strong & Flexible it is strong in practice only after 1.6 mm thickness and it is strong enough to cut a finger at 3 mm.

Happy blending! :)




Oh shebam! Thank you for your feedback! I will give that a try. Even with its current flaws, that little thing has managed to earn its keep at our house It's still ticking and helping us compost about 48-56 K-cups a week. Thanks again for your feedback. I appreciate it!

P.S. Almost all Blendering is Happy Blendering. I love it! :)
 Topic: New 'My Models' - Terrible!
New 'My Models' - Terrible! [message #109395] Sat, 31 January 2015 16:50 UTC
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Hi Shapeways,

Simply put, using Shapeways has just become immensely more difficult for me.

Not only is the new 'My Models' page terrible from a user experience point of view, but the sorting doesn't even work. When I sort my models by 'Newest', I get some of my OLDEST models showing up first, followed by some newer models, followed by some older ones again. Time was, I could simply click on 'Design' up top and be immediately brought to a screen with all my most recent models. Now, I can't even seem to FIND a recently uploaded model!

In short, it doesn't work and has made Shapeways that much more difficult to use for me.

[Updated on: Sat, 31 January 2015 16:51 UTC]

Re: New 'My Models' - Terrible! [message #109396 is a reply to message #109395 ] Sat, 31 January 2015 17:08 UTC
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Well, whatever the problem was, it now appears to be working fine. I still preferred it better before the filters were migrated to the Shop Inventory page, that nobody uses and doesn't accomplish anything.
 Topic: Is it cheaper to 3D print first in Castable Wax then cast in Stainless Steel?
Is it cheaper to 3D print first in Castable Wax then cast in Stainless Steel? [message #109362] Sat, 31 January 2015 13:05 UTC
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Hi everyone. I'm new here! I made my own 3D design and now i want to make it real from stainless steel. How is it more affordable for me to do this? I saw that i can print it in Castable Wax. My question is if i print it in wax, does shapeways will cast my model in Stainless steel? Is it this method cheaper than print directly in Stainless steel? Sorry for my english (it's not my first language). I would appreciate if someone could give me an advise.

[Updated on: Sat, 31 January 2015 13:09 UTC]

Re: Is it cheaper to 3D print first in Castable Wax then cast in Stainless Steel? [message #109364 is a reply to message #109362 ] Sat, 31 January 2015 13:45 UTC
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The wax is for ordering when you want to do the cast yourself (or have a local jeweler etc. do it for you).
When you want shapeways to create a silver,brass or bronze object for you, it is just an intermediate step in the process, so you would order the desired metal directly.
The stainless steel is created in a completely different process that does not involve wax or casting at all - small grains of steel are glued together with a binder to form a raw model that is then sintered in an oven, and infused with liquid bronze for stability. (Note that models made in this material can be
much bigger than those from lost wax casting: the wax casting is more appropriate for jewelry, the steel-bronze for sculpture or machinery)
Re: Is it cheaper to 3D print first in Castable Wax then cast in Stainless Steel? [message #109365 is a reply to message #109364 ] Sat, 31 January 2015 14:09 UTC
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Thank you! So i understand that for bronze for example, the castable wax is an intermediate step and the price is included directly. But if i order again, they already have the wax model, so at my second order of the same object, the price will be the same? If i have a mold for my object, it could be reusable for casting? I don't know if what i said here makes any sense, but i'm a beginner in this.
Re: Is it cheaper to 3D print first in Castable Wax then cast in Stainless Steel? [message #109369 is a reply to message #109365 ] Sat, 31 January 2015 15:02 UTC
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Look up "lost wax casting" - the wax model is destroyed when the mold is made (and the mold is destroyed when they remove the metal part from it).
Depending on what your model looks like, it may be possible to create a permanent mold for it if you do it yourself - in that case, you could probably also use one of the plastics materials instead of the wax for the 3d-printed master.
Re: Is it cheaper to 3D print first in Castable Wax then cast in Stainless Steel? [message #109400 is a reply to message #109369 ] Sat, 31 January 2015 18:16 UTC
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Now i understand the full process. The permanent mold was in my fantasy. :)) Now i know that is a posibility. Thank you very much for your help!
 Topic: Question about backfaces
Re: Question about backfaces [message #109336 is a reply to message #109139 ] Sat, 31 January 2015 00:40 UTC
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Hi, by the lack of answers I'm starting to think that Photoshop was a wrong CAD program for creating objects for 3d printing. Looking at the goblet and knowing what I want to achieve does anybody have any recommendations?
Re: Question about backfaces [message #109358 is a reply to message #109336 ] Sat, 31 January 2015 12:38 UTC
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I've never got around to trying to do anything 3D with Photoshop. I went and watched a few videos on it and apparently it is extremely limited in what it can do. I looked at your STL and I see what you mean by the flowers not lining up and not making complete through holes. Looks like Photoshop is simply UV mapping the flower image to the goblet, extruding the image into 3D and solid subtracting the extrusion from the goblet. This would be ok, but to do what you're wanting to do you would need to control how the flower image is mapped on the goblet. I'm sure there is a way to do it in Photoshop, but I'm not curious enough to look into it right now. hehe :p

What you want is Zbrush! There are several ways this can be done in Zbrush to get the result you are wanting. One way I can think of off the top of my head is to take the goblet subdivide it to a few million polygons and then using radial symmetry to apply a mask in the form of the flower you want. You'd use Photoshop to make the alpha of the flower. An alpha is just an image that is usually a 16 bit grayscale image. With radial symmetry on you can apply the flower image radially like you did in Photoshop as a mask to the various areas of the goblet. Then you would use the extract command to extrude the flower into a 3D shape. From there you would convert everything to a DynaMesh and then do a boolean operation of subtracting the flowers from the goblet. That would then give you the goblet you want, which you would then decimate to a million triangles and upload to Shapeways.

I know it sounds complicated, and Zbrush is kind of difficult to learn, but it's worth learning if you want to get into 3D modeling in depth. If you get you're hands on Zbrush, let me know and I'll give you a detailed step by step tutorial on how to make your goblet design. :)





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Re: Question about backfaces [message #109401 is a reply to message #109358 ] Sat, 31 January 2015 19:01 UTC
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Thanks UB. Hi, Yes I saw Zbrush. There are so many products out there that I didn't know which one to focus in on. I will check out Zbrush today. I'm going to also keep learning Photoshop. If I find anything relevant to 3D printing in Photoshop that answers my original question I will post it (I'm quite dogged in my learning style). I'm also going to see what I can get out of Meshmixer. Meshmixer also seems solid, intuitive and the development of the program appears to be in the right direction. Again thank you so much for your time it was appreciated.
Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: Tube Maze by OSKAR
Tube Maze by OSKAR [message #109352] Sat, 31 January 2015 09:04 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Tube Maze is a mechanical maze. The object is to move the ring around the knotted beams and remove it. Both the flag and the ring are asymmetrical. In the start position, the rings hangs under the flag, but it cannot come off. When the ring makes the right trajectory through the maze, it is turned upside down.Only then, the ring can come off from the flag.

Tube Maze is my very first 3D-printed puzzle. The original prototype was printed by George Miller on his Dimension machine in 2003, see here.

Watch the YouTube video.
Buy the puzzle at my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Non-Twisty Puzzles Forum.
Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar
index.php?t=getfile&id=86735&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=86736&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=86737&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=86738&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=86739&private=0

[Updated on: Sat, 31 January 2015 09:07 UTC]

 Topic: Cup cake cupcake maker
Re: Cup cake cupcake maker [message #109361 is a reply to message #109322 ] Sat, 31 January 2015 12:53 UTC
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Put some whiskey in that chocolate.... :)))


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 Topic: Quokka
Quokka [message #109402] Sat, 31 January 2015 20:01 UTC
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Introducing the the latest fascinating animal to my collection, the 3D printed Quokka in full color sandstone. Native to Australia, it has been given the title "World's Happiest Animal". Designed in collaboration with Kostika Spaho: http://shpws.me/Ddct

https://images3.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_3061482_8529985_1422658369.jpg

https://images4.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_3061482_8529984_1422658368.jpg

https://images3.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_3061482_8529985_1422658369.jpg


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Forum: Bug Reporting
 Topic: Co-Creator Not Buyable
Re: Co-Creator Not Buyable [message #109337 is a reply to message #109331 ] Sat, 31 January 2015 02:02 UTC
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In winfox I see the item in the cart if I revisit Shapeways later, but the page does nothing at the time that the button is pressed. It does not immediately update the cart icon if reloaded.

The customer reports that he is using Safari on a Mac, and that for him the item doesn't show up in the cart ever: he can't buy this item.

Thanks,


-Bathsheba
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 Topic: View product link doesn't work -- or the product page is broken
View product link doesn't work -- or the product page is broken [message #109346] Sat, 31 January 2015 06:19 UTC
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As the title suggests, the product link / page is not working for one of my products. (same product as my previous post).
 Topic: Product page is not working
Product page is not working [message #109351] Sat, 31 January 2015 08:39 UTC
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https://www.shapeways.com/product/8N78RMAYM?li=search-result s-1&optionId=55147375

First time, I thought that it's my browser can't open it
But then I recieved message it says others can't open it too

Please fix it or tell me what happen

[Updated on: Sat, 31 January 2015 08:41 UTC]

Re: Product page is not working [message #109354 is a reply to message #109351 ] Sat, 31 January 2015 11:09 UTC
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Same problem for me !!
 Topic: Deleting Creations
Deleting Creations [message #109368] Sat, 31 January 2015 14:42 UTC
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Hi everybody, new member here :)

I have a question about my public profile. Yesterday I updated my account that had been inactive for quite some time. I saw that I had an old test piece I had uploaded so I deleted it and uploaded something new I'd like to sell. Problem is that the unwanted piece still shows up on my public profile page under "creations"

Is there any way to delete that or is it just going to be there forever. I reached out to shapeways about it and they told me it was simply a bug but I was hoping somebody here might have a work around.

Thanks and happy modeling!
Anthony
Re: Deleting Creations [message #109375 is a reply to message #109368 ] Sat, 31 January 2015 15:17 UTC
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Just bad timing, your return more or less coincided with a big software update that has caused numerous bugs. Best wait a few days to let the dust settle...
 Topic: View product page not working
View product page not working [message #109378] Sat, 31 January 2015 15:43 UTC
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Hi

3 models uploaded yesterday, the View Product pages only show a dot on the top right of the page. In edit mode the details page does not work also.
Carrying out a search <53> finds 2 of the models and clicking on them only produces the page with the dot.

The models are
53' Semi Trailer Roller Door
53' Semi Trailer Swing Door
53' Reefer Swing Door

Alexander


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Re: View product page not working [message #109381 is a reply to message #109378 ] Sat, 31 January 2015 15:49 UTC
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The same problem !


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 Topic: Model editing page broken
Model editing page broken [message #109367] Sat, 31 January 2015 14:34 UTC
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SOOOOO many people reporting bugs in your system yet again!

New model upload. Editing goes okay until I check off the button to make available for sale (but visible to public button not checked). Save the changes, click on Details tab and an error pops up saying "Oops, try that again!" (That's REALLY helpful!). So I try it again. Nothing. Save it again. Nothing. Try again without saving. Get warned I have to save page but ignore and leave anyway. White page loads and can't go anywhere. Have to exit site and go back in. Same thing happens again.

You guys REALLY need to check things before making upgrades to the site. How MANY times has this happened now?!


Glenn ------ My Website Third Dimension Jewellery
Re: Model editing page broken [message #109382 is a reply to message #109367 ] Sat, 31 January 2015 15:56 UTC
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Page details does not work!


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 Topic: Model editing broken...
Model editing broken... [message #109343] Sat, 31 January 2015 05:37 UTC
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I just uploaded a new model to my shop, and I can use the Model and Selling pages to access it, but clicking to go to the Details page returns a blank screen. The View Product page returns a screen with one bullet point in the upper corner and nothing else. The model has processed properly, as I can see it in my products list.
Re: Model editing broken... [message #109383 is a reply to message #109343 ] Sat, 31 January 2015 15:57 UTC
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The same problem !


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 Topic: Searching
Re: Searching [message #109384 is a reply to message #109228 ] Sat, 31 January 2015 16:03 UTC
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The same problem ! Update does not make sense if do not operate the basic functions !!!


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