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 Topic: Best way to apply vibrant colors to Full Color Sandstone
Best way to apply vibrant colors to Full Color Sandstone [message #94634] Thu, 24 July 2014 00:18 UTC
avatar BrettWoodard  is currently offline BrettWoodard
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I have been printing some models in Full Color Sandstone (FCS) and have a couple of questions about the best file format to export the models. I am from a computer aided design background, currently working with ViaCad9 and have no experience with UV color maps. To apply color, I have been setting the color of individual parts that make up the model and exporting using VRML2 (.WRL) format. Similar to the Radioactive Barrel posted below.


Assuming that I am not interested in more complex coloring (like gradients), are there any advantages to importing the model into other programs and creating UV color maps?

Sometimes, I feel like the colors I print do not always seem as vibrant as some of the colors done by other modelers on Shapeways and I was wondering if it was related to not using color maps.

I am willing to learn UV mapping, just not sure if it is a good idea for simple color schemes of parts. Appreciate any thoughts or suggestions.





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