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 Topic: Get a Handle!
Get a Handle! [message #19410] Tue, 19 October 2010 18:53 UTC
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My latest design to make your life easier http://www.shapeways.com/model/166773/get_a_handle.html?gid= ug8552


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 Topic: Halloween Cat
Halloween Cat [message #18625] Fri, 01 October 2010 21:57 UTC
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Hi,

Since Shapeways evidentally is hoping to make some Halloween sales, I thought I'd help by offering "Sparkle Cat", whose colors are appropriate, I think. It should make a nice little Halloween trinket for a girl.

index.php?t=getfile&id=5291&private=0

http://www.shapeways.com/model/160724/sparkle_cat.html?gid=u g28511

 Topic: 62 Dice designs in 1 month
62 Dice designs in 1 month [message #18592] Fri, 01 October 2010 00:09 UTC
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Hey Shapers,

Just realized now while uploading new dice designs that this category in my shop has now
62 Dice designs and i designed them all in the last month, Sept 2010 ! Shocked

Almost all of them have actual real pictures showing how they turned out in 3D printing.

Some more high-res pictures can be viewed at this thread:
http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=3307&a mp;start=0&


Thanks every one who ordered them - i will do my best to excel further at this interesting niche.

index.php?t=getfile&id=5284&private=0




Cheers,
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 Topic: I Ching pendants
I Ching pendants [message #16985] Tue, 31 August 2010 01:04 UTC
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Hey, guys. Here's my latest set of designs; my first foray into jewellery (thumbnails are clickable for larger versions).

http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab218/DrawnSteelHero/th_i-chingpendants01.png

They're hexagrams, for fans (is that even the right word?) of the I Ching.
The hexagrams shown above each consist of two halves, an upper trigram and a lower trigram. There are eight trigrams (with upper and lower versions, totalling sixteen models). Any upper trigram can be worn on its own, or it can be threaded alongside a lower trigram for a combination of up to 64 hexagrams.

Above, from left to right, we have upper and lower versions of:
Chi'en (heaven/sky), K'un (earth), Chen (thunder), K'an (water), Ken (mountain), Sun (wind), Tui (marsh/lake), and Li (fire)

Below is an example of how the pendants go together. Here we have a Chen upper trigram and a K'an lower. By threading the Chen trigram on top of the K'an, we get the hexagram Chien (Removing Obstacles).

http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab218/DrawnSteelHero/th_i-chingpendants02.png

http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab218/DrawnSteelHero/th_i-chingpendants03.png

Hopefully I'll be test-printing a pair very soon, then uploading the full set! Smile

Andy
 Topic: rims for my 1:5 scale project car (trike)
rims for my 1:5 scale project car (trike) [message #16882] Sat, 28 August 2010 15:17 UTC
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index.php?t=getfile&id=4761&private=0

the body is already cnc-mild out of foam laminated with glass fiber. Modeling the rims now to be printed in 3d.

this is a project for school modeling a 1 to 5 model of a self designed transport vehicle. It will be a 2 seat(sitting behind each other) trike of witch the back part gen tilt in the corners (up to 20 deg)

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 Topic: Gladiator miniature #2 (Retiarii)
Gladiator miniature #2 (Retiarii) [message #15108] Fri, 23 July 2010 07:47 UTC
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Here's the next character in my gladiator miniatures set. I started with the Secutor which is finished and uploaded. Now I'm half way done the Retiarii. I'm working on the hair, then I'll finish with the body's clothing. I'd just like a lil' feedback and comments, thanks. Smile

(If you need anymore screens at better angles just say the word.)

index.php?t=getfile&id=4259&private=0

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 Topic: Barefoot Pendant
Barefoot Pendant [message #14749] Wed, 14 July 2010 22:40 UTC
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This was inspired by the now infamous barefoot bandit. He got his start near where I live over 2 years ago. (Google him, he's all over the news). He was "seen" barefoot, and also started leaving barefoot drawings in places he "visited". So I thought I'd create a pendant and some earrings for those who want to feel as free as Colton Harris-Moore is no longer.

Besides a 3D printed piece of artwork is better than a stupid T-Shirt right? Very Happy

http://www.shapeways.com/model/136774/barefoot_pendant.html

http://www.shapeways.com/model/136790/barefoot_earrings.html



[Updated on: Wed, 14 July 2010 23:48 UTC]

 Topic: My SIGGRAPH2010 entry
My SIGGRAPH2010 entry [message #14236] Thu, 01 July 2010 22:54 UTC
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It took a lot of sweat and pain to get this one ready in time, but I give you :

Eyjafjallajökull

index.php?t=getfile&id=3995&private=0

An ode to that beautiful volcano that gave us a Europe without planes and with clear blue skies, for a while anyway Very Happy

It consists of three parts :


  1. 1 An intricate network of two separate gyroid shapes, printed in color sandstone, with bright but subtle earth colors which serves as a base :
    http://www.shapeways.com/model/132491/eyjafjallaj__kull_base .html

  2. 2 In the base stands an Alumide (or S&F) Smoketree.
    http://www.shapeways.com/model/133549/eyjafjallaj__kull_smok e.html

  3. 3 And on the tips of the tree : anything Shapeways wishes to display or hang up for grabs : pendants, rings, bracelets, thingy's.
    Preferably from a wide range of Shapeways designers :
    http://www.shapeways.com/themes/jewelry
    And a handfull of summer bracelets of course Wink
    http://www.shapeways.com/model/130911/cubichain_bracelet.htm l



Hope you like it !

Stijn

Sidenote : The tips of the tree might be fragile in Alumide, but I wouldn't mind if a few pieces broke of, every seen perfect trees ? Wink

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[Updated on: Fri, 02 July 2010 21:38 UTC]


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 Topic: A ballpoint pen
A ballpoint pen [message #14094] Tue, 29 June 2010 19:24 UTC
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A simple ballpoint pen based around a Standard Ballpoint Pen Refill. Printing it now, hopefully the mechanism will work Embarassed , if so more designs to come. Cool
index.php?t=getfile&id=3976&private=0

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 Topic: Fractal Pendant
Fractal Pendant [message #12902] Sun, 16 May 2010 21:34 UTC
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Hi all,

I was wondering I could try to print to try Gold Plated Stainless Steel.
I have been quite unfortunate these last times, with the new rules for Stainless Steel. 95% of my stainless steel designs cannot been printed anymore.
So I decided to do something new with 3mm thickness (yes, I know... it's big).
Here is the result : the fractal pendant.
index.php?t=getfile&id=3588&private=0
I hope it will not infringe the spaghetti rule of any other exisiting or non-existing-yet rule.
I will order it tonight and will let you know.
Bye.

[Updated on: Sun, 16 May 2010 21:37 UTC]

 Topic: Inverted Mime
Inverted Mime [message #11738] Tue, 13 April 2010 14:59 UTC
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A parallel universe would have a box pretending to have a mime trapped in it.

http://www.shapeways.com/model/110662/inverted_mime.html


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 Topic: Stainless Steel Clip Ideas
Stainless Steel Clip Ideas [message #11670] Sun, 11 April 2010 14:35 UTC
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So im building this frame that I want to be able to hold multiple inserts.

For example: its a keychain that is printed from stainless steel. Then, you buy several different inserts (WSF, Color, etc) that you can just pop into the keychain. This way, you have a strong case (Stainless Steel - Also an investment) and several different inserts so you can change your style at a moments notice. (WSF, or Color - Cheap)

My problem is keeping the inserts in the Frame at all times, while keeping it as simple as possible for a customer to order it and start using it with the least amount of work on their part.

Here is what im trying to make:

index.php?t=getfile&id=3233&private=0

Thoughts:

Can I use a machine screw that goes into a hole in the stainless WITHOUT a threaded insert?

Could i design a quarter turn screw in stainless steal as part of the model? (the 3mm wall thickness is killing me on this one...but i can work with it)

Could it be a sliding clip?

Any ideas/ experience with Stainless would be extremely helpful!

[Updated on: Sun, 11 April 2010 14:36 UTC]


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 Topic: Band
Band [message #11521] Wed, 07 April 2010 14:38 UTC
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Yesterday my fiance purchased me a titanium ring. I wanted to see how much it would cost in stainless so I drew it up. It would have cost $75 less in stainless Razz. But I like the simplicity of it, so I made it a co-creator. http://www.shapeways.com/model/109237/ring_copy.html#templat e-details


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 Topic: I'm such a card
I'm such a card [message #10774] Mon, 15 March 2010 17:15 UTC
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I was thinking a deck of transparent detail cards would be cool. I've seen a deck like it but it still has solid backs so you can't see what card it is from across the table. Not only that but the cards would have to be small cause 52 times any size card would probably get expensive quick. So then I thought, I have a full house, why not make a full house hand of cards with my family on it. So tada http://www.shapeways.com/model/102141/full_house.html#templa te-details . Before that though I made this http://www.shapeways.com/model/101928/cards.html because not only am I a card (which I really didn't know I was until I looked it up on Google. If you're called a card it means your a funny character), but I'm also a Joker. I hope they print as awesome as the renders look.


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 Topic: Sketchup Pro 7.1 Manifold issues recurring
Sketchup Pro 7.1 Manifold issues recurring [message #9938] Sun, 14 February 2010 05:07 UTC
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Just checking to see if anyone else is having issues with Sketchup files lately. I use the Sketchup->Meshlabs->Acutrans pipeline and have created models for print successfully, but now I'm getting manifold problems even when loading up a previously successful model. Checking/cleaning with Meshlabs and Accutrans shows watertight meshes with correct normals and no-manifold or verticies issues. Checking with Blender produces either a clean manifold report or the whole thing is non-manifold (Blender isn't my strong suit so might be dorking that up, though I did follow the tutorials).

I know there isn't a file attached, but I have sent one of my files to Shapeways to look at (maybe I'm just cluing out on something), so I'm looking for others who might be having the same issue recently or who have concocted better solutions.

Thanks!
 Topic: Making my animations real
Making my animations real [message #6797] Thu, 24 September 2009 09:40 UTC
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Ive been learning how to animate using blender and after about 1.5 months staring at my characters onscreen I decided to get one printed, just ordered it today Very Happy

For anyone interested, here's a link to the first part of the animation :

http://www.vimeo.com/6663345

Im having the camera printed - its a simple model but Id like to have it sitting on my desk while I animate it Very Happy

[Updated on: Thu, 24 September 2009 09:42 UTC]

 Topic: Anyring
Anyring [message #6436] Fri, 11 September 2009 12:36 UTC
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Am I the only one developing things? lol jk

So Anyring
http://www.shapeways.com/model/51260/anyring.html
I've been working on the idea the last few days. I was thinking of joints and axles. I wanted to make something that could move in all directions except where the joint was attached. I started with 2 rings and 2 barrings. I thought this will work great... till I looked at it from the side. Not only would the barrings roam free if the rings were aligned, but the rings would more then easily slide apart. Then I went with an idea I had a few years ago. an idea I call a moving surface. It involves a globe rotating around another globe, which would probably work, but way too much surface area, and removing the build material in between would be difficult, and cause much friction. So I came to this design. Same idea as the globes but took it down to rings. 3 rings with 2 barrings. At first I noticed when the rings were aligned the barrings would roam, so I attached them together. They can't escape the inner and outer rings because they are in a groove in the rings that closes in on the top. Then I thought the barrings would be able to not only roam but rock back and forth now that they are not just spheres, so I joined the 2 sets with a ring. So (to be tested) the inner ring should be able to face any direction (didn't include axles so no limitations on rotation) and be able to spin. Now (if it works) all I have to do is figure out how I would robotically move the center. I'll put images on the item seeing max files per message is now 1?


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 Topic: Bracelet in Stainless
Bracelet in Stainless [message #6383] Wed, 09 September 2009 13:14 UTC
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Well seeing I've sold more of my bracelet then anything else, I made it to be printed in stainless. http://www.shapeways.com/model/50760/bracelet_stainless.html Would go well with a Stainless Mayan Calender Pendent, which comes out to $24 something in stainless.


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 Topic: Thermal Engine
Thermal Engine [message #5684] Wed, 05 August 2009 14:35 UTC
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I just noticed today someone ordered my thermal engine. Well 2 copies of it Very Happy. If this person would so kindly let me know how it comes out when they get it. I haven't had a chance to print it yet, besides it's on my stainless wish list for high heat testing. Plus it is a theory of my own that it will work. Haven't seen anything like it out there. But if my noggin is working right than so should it.

[Updated on: Wed, 05 August 2009 14:36 UTC]


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 Topic: the Steam Gondela
the Steam Gondela [message #4592] Sun, 24 May 2009 20:11 UTC
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this is what i have so far, its meant to be a steam punky style air ship. but with a fantacy twist.


should i put the lasting and stuff on the top (the same as the back fins) or is that gonna be to much for the over all look?

also any ideas for a figurehead



just hope i get some responces this time

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 Topic: South Pointing Chariot
South Pointing Chariot [message #4511] Tue, 19 May 2009 20:40 UTC
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Hi,
I'm working on a south pointing chariot (ignore the wheels, they're not finished).

index.php?t=getfile&id=742&private=0

Ideally I want this to be printed in one piece, i.e. with the gears already on the axle. I have two ideas to achieve this.

1. Have the gears located in their correct position with sufficient clearance, so that my model doesn't become one solid piece (but not too much or the gears will become 'sloppy').

2. Have the gears positioned away from their normal position, further along the axle with the axle reduced for greater clearance. After printing the gears would be moved into position on the thicker part of the axle, and maybe locked in place with a clip on ring of some sort.

I would welcome any thoughts, ideas or comments!

Best regards, Ian.

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 Topic: Click-together and frictional parts?
Click-together and frictional parts? [message #4508] Tue, 19 May 2009 17:31 UTC
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Hello,

What are the design specifics for designing click-together parts in WSF?
Also how does it held up to friction?
Are all designed clearances about 0.2mm?

Also how much for given thickness and mm2 does the WSF flex? I have designed my parts with 2mm thickness and 60mm long and I hope it to flex, when pressed, about 2 to 4mm.

I want to design a ribbed outer click stop ring around a tube that drives/moves another tube inside it and I want it all to click together.
I´m designing an optical gadget that will have diopter correction in btw.

Thanks,
T

[Updated on: Tue, 19 May 2009 17:34 UTC]

 Topic: Gear Heart
Gear Heart [message #4421] Thu, 14 May 2009 20:52 UTC
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Hi Shapies,

Here is my latest piece, Gear Heart; an extension of the Gear Ball project and Maker Faire contest entry.

It is also a tribute to papercraft artist Haruki Nakamura's kinetic sculpture, Gear's Heart.
(His amazing YouTube video can be seen here: Gear's Heart)

Gear Heart
http://www.kilbit.com/gear_heart.jpg

A sample of what it looks like when rotated.
http://www.kilbit.com/gear_heart_rotated.jpg

It looks good in red. Smile
http://www.kilbit.com/gear_heart_red.jpg

I started this topic because the 2+ pages of comments on the product page can get a little confusing.

Here are some answers to a few of the questions I've received:
The model has been ordered and is currently being printed. I will definitely post pictures (and video!) to the "It arrived!" forum when it arrives.
It uses the same core/connectors as the Gear Ball, so I don't anticipate any mechanical problems.
All 13 parts are hollow to a thickness of 2mm.
I do plan on acid dying it red, so I'll be sure to share that experience, too. Smile

The product page can be found, here:
http://www.shapeways.com/model/29355/gear_heart.html

I hope you all like it. Smile
If you do, please give it a rating!

Thanks!
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 Topic: First model
First model [message #3948] Fri, 17 April 2009 09:45 UTC
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So, I saw all of those wonderful mathematical knotty things and thought I'd try the same:

http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/8074/3curved.jpg

My inspiration for the shape was the mathematical figure, "Compound of 5 Tetrahedra." It took quite a while faffing around in blender to get that thing right. I had a pretty well-defined picture in my mind already, so the first step I did was create the outline of the shape except, instead of letting the wires follow the tetrahedra, I had them start at the vertex then angle down into the five-pointed star. This produced a messy, angular shape, which I had intended to use as a jump-point to a more pleasant version.
So I rotated the intersections points a bit and put some more resolution in the arms. At this point though, there wasn't the interlocking of adjacent strands you see here. I also had to figure out exactly how I was going to duplicate the single component across the entire model, since there was no way I could work with the whole thing at the same time! In the end I had to use 4 array modifiers, producing 3, 2, 2 and 5 copies each, for a total of 60 copies of the initial piece. After some fiddling I got the merging working nicely and I increased the rotation to obtain the interlocking.
Deciding that using simple subsurf wasn't going to cut it, I replaced the old arm with a new one made of a beveled curve to get a more uniform appearance. After converting it and manually filling in faces/vertex pushing to get it to merge at the intersections, and you have what you see here!

Here is the uploaded model page Initially I tried to upload a 3-level subsurfed model - oops - 600,000 or so triangles >_< Just 160k with level 2, thankfully.

[Updated on: Fri, 17 April 2009 10:50 UTC]

 Topic: Puzzle shop - price drop
Puzzle shop - price drop [message #3728] Fri, 03 April 2009 09:15 UTC
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Now that I have a range of puzzles on offer I have decided to rationalise the price list and offer you some top quality items with minimal mark-up.
The larger puzzles warrant an order of their own, whilst the smaller ones make great fillers when you need to top that order up to $25.

Catalogue at 3rd April 2009
http://www.shapeways.com/shoplogo/105.jpg

  1. Steady State Cube - 2.4 cm - $25
  2. Happiness Cube - 2.1 cm - $20
  3. Cubed Burr II - 2.1 cm - $20
  4. Primary Gain Cube - 1.6 cm - $10
  5. Tertiary Gain Cube - 1.6 cm - $10
  6. Inside Out Cube - 1.5 cm - $9
  7. The Seldom Seen Cube - 1.5 cm - $9
  8. World's Smallest Cube Puzzle - 0.75 cm - $2

Treat yourself to a challenge.

[Updated on: Fri, 03 April 2009 09:29 UTC]


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 Topic: Justice has a gatling gun
Justice has a gatling gun [message #3615] Sun, 29 March 2009 13:03 UTC
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Current work in progress:

Lady Justice with a cigar and a Gatling gun...
I present to you the Gatling gun, the rest will follow.

[img]index.php?t=getfile&id=428&private=0[/img

Once it's finalized I'll have it printed.
Comments and advice are welcome,

 Topic: quick doodle, but maybe a next print
quick doodle, but maybe a next print [message #2983] Sun, 15 February 2009 14:48 UTC
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A quick one from last night.
It could be considered my first real try at a face, so the anatomy is probably totally off haha.

Still have to make a small stand for it and then the printing fun can begin.

http://i40.tinypic.com/2dbtdhj.jpg
 Topic: Ancient Time Piece
Ancient Time Piece [message #2329] Mon, 29 December 2008 17:45 UTC
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Hello folks,

I thought I might show you a work-in-progress that I have entered into the 3d metal print contest.

It's called a Nocturnal ... or sometimes a Nocturlab. This is an ancient device that mostly sailors used to use to tell time at night when you could see the stars in the Northern Hemisphere. It works very nicely as a pendant.

http://www.shapeways.com/modules/udesign/utils/openfile.php?id=12075&f=photos/photo928.jpg

It works on the principle that the north star (currently Polaris) sits in the centre of the night sky, while the rest of the stars revolve around it. In truth, it's the earth that is revolving, and Polaris is the closest star aligned to our north pole so it remains mostly stationary.

Since the rotation shifts throughout the year due to the earth's position around the sun, the Nocturnal has special dials to compensate for this.

The first dial, which rotates around the edge, is used to point to the day of the year that you are viewing the sky. The months are indicated in letters around the edge. Then, you hold the Nocturnal in front of you, until you locate the star Polaris (our current north star) through the hole in the middle. Next, you use the long pointer to point to the two aligned stars at the end of the bowl of the Big Dipper. Once this is all done, you look a little lower on the long pointer to see that there is a smaller pointer embedded in it. This smaller pointer points to a roman numeral, which itells you the time. If it points to the beginning of the circle which holds the numeral, then it reads on the hour. The further along the circle the dial points, the later in the hour it is (ie. in the middle of the numeral would read half past).

The image above points to February 11th at 4pm ... assuming you can see the stars at 4pm! I set it to that time because it looks nicely balanced yet not too symmetrical in the picture Rolling Eyes

A little complex, but useful and low on energy Wink

Here is a link to the product... I have ordered a few to test the item. Once it passes the test, I will offer it for sale.

http://www.shapeways.com/model/12075/nocturnal.html

-Whystler

[Updated on: Mon, 29 December 2008 17:52 UTC]


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 Topic: AWN project, Modern Knight Templar
AWN project, Modern Knight Templar [message #1536] Thu, 09 October 2008 13:40 UTC
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Here is my entry for the AWN thingy... Quite a huge and ambitious object, but this one is also a long time dream of mine (like the Galatean Dream object).

By the way, the head in this object is as big as the Galatean Dream object... I modified the hair meshes from my previous experience with GD. Built a 0.5 mm cube in Blender and then fattened the hair strands to stay within limits...

http://www.shapeways.com/model/6227/modern_knight_templar.ht ml

http://www.shapeways.com/modules/udesign/utils/openfile.php?id=6227&f=6227_large.jpg

I had difficulty to make it printable but managed to squeeze it down the tube by trimming some unnecessary polys... (thanks for the explanations Bart).

I might look at the mesh again as there might be other ways to put more details where they are needed and sacrifice poly where it will not affect the overall structure...

And I will try to hollow the pedestal too...

Let me know what you think of it (and for shapeways staff taking a look, what possibly could Jeopardize the printing of such a huge piece... maybe it's unprintable too aaaugh)

PS : for those wondering, the inspiration comes from a now defunct game named HellGate: London... Quite an interesting universe and game. But hey... because of modern economy and all sort of monkey business... it didn't hit (it busted in fact... anyway... moving on)

[Updated on: Thu, 09 October 2008 13:44 UTC]

Forum: 3D Design
 Topic: Possible or not?
Possible or not? [message #145097] Sat, 07 May 2016 18:59 UTC
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Hey,

I have a little problem, I made a kind of motor with a few parts, and I want to know if this is gonna work?

If I upload the file, There is showed that it's 1 part, and if I count, I see 9 loose parts.

I have checked the minimum space between the parts and I think it is big enough too be printed seperately in plastic. ( 0,5 MM)

Am I right?

Greetings,
KevK

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 Topic: Any of you shapies writing your own software?
Any of you shapies writing your own software? [message #144714] Tue, 03 May 2016 21:49 UTC
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Just wondered whether I'm the only one doing that. After understanding how STL files work, I decided to write a script that creates STL files in the shape I want with no steps in between. Definitely helps if you want to make a Menger sponge with four iterations. (Or five, or six... but those are way beyond the 64 MB limit.)

(Since we do have more complicated fractals here, I'd say I'm not the only one doing this...)

[Updated on: Tue, 03 May 2016 21:50 UTC]


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 Topic: help with watch idea
help with watch idea [message #144213] Sat, 30 April 2016 13:14 UTC
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Hello,

I need help with a detachable watch face that houses a component. The outer housing of the watch would stay on the wrist when the face is removed and the face is locked onto the band by a turning mechanism without any moving parts. There would be a rectangular portal at the top and bottom of the watch face for an led light and a rectangular portal at the back for charging that goes through the band. This face is to house a watch component similar to a smartwatch. So I need a design based on the samsung phase 2 smartwatches housing with a detachable face that is able to be turned to lock in and has three small portals, one at the top of the face, one at the bottom and another in the back for charging.
 Topic: Question on properties of PVA
Question on properties of PVA [message #144159] Sat, 30 April 2016 09:10 UTC
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If I dissolve a 3D printed object made of PVA material in water, does that pollute the water?
 Topic: Need help with model using ZBrush
Need help with model using ZBrush [message #141394] Sat, 09 April 2016 03:18 UTC
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I am having trouble figuring out how I can go from a hollow(2mm wall thickness) model back to having it solid? I hired a professional 3D artist months ago to make me an action figure of a character as he hollowed out the main body, having a 2mm wall thickness. Since the articulation parts on my model did not work as I have planned, I am redoing the a few articulation parts on the model but I need matter, something that is solid to make negative cuts from as I can't do it if its hollowed out like this. I attached a few pictures showing the main body of the model which I want solid again. You can see the 2mm wall, but I need to figure out how to make this piece solid again. I've tried to use the Clay Buildup brush to build up volume in the model for inside but it just makes a mess and distorts the other side.

I was told by my modeler the following:


1) First make the inner and outer surfaces 2 separate 'polygroups'.
(for that you just need to draw a full round continuous mask between the inner and outer surfaces and make that a separate polygroup by hitting 'group masked button' (with polished value 0). hide that part and then hit 'delete hidden' and then hit the 'Auto groups' button. That will make the whole model 2 separate polygroups, inner and outer.

2) Delete the inner polygroup (second surface) by hiding and hitting deleting and then close all unwanted holes and you will get a fully solid model.

The problem is, how do I make a mask between both surfaces? Whenever I try to mask the inside of the mesh, it shows up on the other side(front surface) & vise versa.


Much help is appreciated. Thanks!


-KreativeKirk

 Topic: Durable, Strong Material and Model Accuracy
Durable, Strong Material and Model Accuracy [message #140788] Sun, 03 April 2016 03:24 UTC
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Hi -

I am new to shapeways and need to have some of my parts printed. I do own a 3D printer so I am familiar to the process of designing and creating objects. However I only print in PLA plastic and it wears down very quickly and some parts don't seem to print correctly. I have a few questions before I order my prints.

- What is the most durable and strong material ShapeWays makes?
- How accurate are the prints from the certain materials? (from question above)

I am printing a shaft for a multipart project and there is a hexagon (pictures below) that fits into the inverse of it. Should I make the dimensions of the hexagon on the shaft much lower than on the inside of the part or am I able to get a accurate print and able to print the exact dimension?

Thanks
Nate

 Topic: Need a Samsung Galaxy S5 phone holder
Need a Samsung Galaxy S5 phone holder [message #139691] Tue, 22 March 2016 23:00 UTC
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I'm looking for help design a 3d Samsung galaxy s 5 phone holder.
 Topic: [BoardGame] Searching for a designer for a Boardgame set of miniatures
[BoardGame] Searching for a designer for a Boardgame set of miniatures [message #139047] Sat, 12 March 2016 15:35 UTC
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Hi all, i'm Marco!
I'm actually working in as a Boardgame developer of a fighting boardgame between mages.

I'm searching for a 3d Designer that can help me in developing the 3d characters for the game and all the creatures involved.

If you want more info, feel free to contact me ^_^

Attached a picture of the prototype.

Cheers, Marco

 Topic: Minifigs Available or M.U.S.C.L.E aka Keshi
Minifigs Available or M.U.S.C.L.E aka Keshi [message #138843] Thu, 10 March 2016 21:45 UTC
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HI everyone I've been working on small collectible minifigs based off of games things that have really never seen the light of day in this format or something I thought that was rare. Definitely going to be working on more. Check out my creation section I am also on Instagram and Twitter my account name on both is otorres54 stop by and take a look.

Thanks all for your time.


Best,
Oscar Torres

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 Topic: More Problems...
More Problems... [message #138049] Mon, 29 February 2016 18:17 UTC
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I have posted recently about Shapeways protocals and how issues always seem to arise on my orders. One of my recent orders Shapeways mixed up two of my items. They look similiar, but are different and one costs more than the other. I thought it was accidental and let it go. Perhaps it was just a "one time" deal. Now, I have 4 pieces mixed up. Again, they look similiar. But all 4 pieces have a different cost. Shapeways has asked me if I could "number" my parts. Shapeways has measure for volume, statistics, costs, etc and you are asking me to number my parts??? I mean, really??? If I am missing something here, please inform me, the community, and shoppers.

I am dealing with the customer service rep. But it doesn't resolve this issue. Whats going on Shapeways? Would like to see Shapeways fix their protocals so orders and product development can me more streamlined.

 Topic: 123D Design materials
123D Design materials [message #137995] Mon, 29 February 2016 00:42 UTC
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Is there anyway to add new materials from the Web to the Autodesk 123D Design library to use on my projects? I know in some other 3D drawing programs like GMax you can download extra materials into thier material libraries.
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