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Forum: 3D modeler needed
 Topic: GUIDELINES: Modelers Needed
GUIDELINES: Modelers Needed [message #14771] Thu, 15 July 2010 13:30 UTC
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Have an idea but need help?

We see many requests come into Shapeways via email and forums for people needing help realizing their ideas with 3D printing. Sometimes they have a sketch, sometimes they have a photograph, sometimes they have a 3D model they have started but can't get to the 3D printing stage.

If you are looking for a modeler, the acceptable way to contact the modeler about a job is through PM or email (if provided by the modeler). There are a couple reasons for this, but it is primarily to keep the playing field fair for all modelers for hire.

If you are shopping for the best price, then the modeler needed section is for you. Of course you could PM every modeler for hire, but you can just create a thread in the modeler needed section. If someone is interested in doing your project, they'll contact you.

Now for your own benefit:

Have a good idea of what you would like designed!
Familiarize yourself with our materials and the requirements of these materials.
The more information you can convey to the designer, that happier you'll be with the end product.

Lastly, while this thread is a great place to find a modeler to help you, we also have an official Shapeways Designers for Hire Directory
These are experienced 3D modelers who have been vetted by our team.[/url]

Note: Please use your own discretion when entering into agreements with other users. Shapeways is not liable for any transactions that take place between users.

Thanks,
Mike


[Updated on: Mon, 02 February 2015 16:50 UTC] by Moderator


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 Topic: i need your help
i need your help [message #10563] Mon, 08 March 2010 17:22 UTC
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Hello everyone...

My name is Bar Avital, Im studing for B.A Technologic Marketing, and for my final project I did a survey, and i need people who use or may use 3D printer in the future to answer me....

I add the survey here, and you can send it back to my
E-mail: baravital.isr@gmail.com

thank's alot & best regard

Bar Avital

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 Topic: Need Your Help
Need Your Help [message #10562] Mon, 08 March 2010 17:16 UTC
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Hi everyone.

My name is bar avital, and im student for B.A. Technologic Marketing.

For my final project, I did a survey, and i need people who may use this printer in the feature to answer this survey...
I add the file here, and you can send it back to me to my E-mail: baravital.isr@gmail.com

I really appreciate it
thank's alot

Bar Avital

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 Topic: SKULL JEWELS
icon14.gif  SKULL JEWELS [message #10220] Fri, 26 February 2010 11:14 UTC
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I want a collaborative prototypes for rings and pendants with skull
subsequently conduct in silver
The skull should be natural and not stylized
can also respond on suto@inwind.it
Thanks


[Updated on: Mon, 06 June 2011 16:11 UTC]

 Topic: Yet another non-manifold...
Yet another non-manifold... [message #10091] Sun, 21 February 2010 14:34 UTC
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Morning everyone-

First-time shaper here. I've got a fairly simple model that I made in SketchUp, which I'm trying to have printed as part of a gift for my sister. I took pains to build it soundly and responsibly, but apparently it wasn't enough - non-manifold errors, of course. It should be a simple fix, would anyone like to take a look at it?

I've attached an exported DAE, but of course could also send native SKP.

Thanks in advance,
joe

 Topic: Bike needs fixing..
Bike needs fixing.. [message #9918] Sat, 13 February 2010 13:23 UTC
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GOt a bit of an issue that i cant fix on this one - seems to be a perpetual hole in it "non-planar" issue means i cant close it no matter what i try (in sketchup pro).

meshlabs doesnt help either, so a tad stuck.

if anybody can clean it up and fix the hole it would be appreciated.

.dae file attached

[Updated on: Wed, 17 February 2010 16:06 UTC]

 Topic: I need a 3D modeler, will pay Shapeways coupons
I need a 3D modeler, will pay Shapeways coupons [message #9596] Thu, 04 February 2010 21:37 UTC
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I need someone to 3D model some stuff for a small Shapeways project we are doing. There won't be exposure for you connected to it nor will there be models that you then may be able to sell. I also can not pay cash but I can compensate you in Shapeways coupons. email me at joris@shapeways if this is something for you.

 Topic: Normal/manifold clean up help needed!
Normal/manifold clean up help needed! [message #8735] Tue, 05 January 2010 03:57 UTC
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Hello people, I'm a typographer by trade but know some basic Cinema 4D. I've created a pretty simple model of some extruded text but have no idea how to correct the errors now I have uploaded it.

Pretty sure it's nothing more than a ten minute job for someone who know about this kind of thing. Anyone willing to take a look?

Perhaps I can trade you one of my prints or something as a thank you?

Craig Ward /
Words are Pictures
 Topic: Need 2D Image Made Into 3D Model
icon7.gif  Need 2D Image Made Into 3D Model [message #8356] Wed, 16 December 2009 17:00 UTC
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hi i need someone to turn a 2D image into a 3D model so that i can make a pendant. The pendant itself consists of 13 parts, a tag (large yellow part pictured in attachment), 11 crests (the coloured slides pictured in the attachment) and a transparent screen (loacated in the front of the tag pictured in the attachment)

the dimensions of the tag need to be 3.25in x 1.5in wide X .375in deep

the dimensions of the crests need to be 1in high X 1.5in wide X .125in deep

i have no idea how long this would take but please send me a bid and if i can afford it i'll hire you Smile

thanks

[Updated on: Thu, 17 December 2009 09:56 UTC]

 Topic: 3D modeling, fixing, and shelling services
3D modeling, fixing, and shelling services [message #8146] Tue, 08 December 2009 10:25 UTC
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Hello,

I am a character modeler using zbrush and maya. I found this site a few weeks ago, and am thrilled to have joined the community. If anyone needs a model, help with a model, or needs shelling, feel free to contact me. I will price fairly depending on the complexity of the project, and of course what the artist is willing to spend.

I am attaching an image of my latest project where I worked on an 8". Initially the character was around $344.00, and after shelling got it down to $34.65.

index.php?t=getfile&id=1965&private=0

Here is some more of my work if you would like to check it out.

CGmodeling.net- Portlio
CGmodeling- Shapeways Shop

All the best,
mike



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 Topic: modeler living in Paris
modeler living in Paris [message #8078] Fri, 04 December 2009 16:33 UTC
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Je suis sculpteur et débutante sur blender, je cherche un graphiste 3d sur Paris qui puisse rendre imprimable les projets que j'ai commencé et m'aider à en terminer d'autres.
Merci


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 Topic: 3D modeler needed - Jewelry / Accessories
3D modeler needed - Jewelry / Accessories [message #8021] Wed, 02 December 2009 00:19 UTC
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I am an independent graphic designer who is starting my own clothing & accessory line called Fresh St. Apparel. I am looking for a skilled jewelry maker to do limited number quantities of rings, necklace pendants, belt buckles and possibly some charms. If all works out, I plan to grow my line from these designs that would give you a lot of business. I want to work with a skilled individual who works closely with my line.

Here's a sample of our logo to give you an idea of what we're working with: http://www.FreshST.com

So what I'm thinking, to start things off, is to get a necklace pendant created of just the logo...in black. I'm not really sure what material to use...something inexpensive yet will last. I'm also thinking of getting a logo ring to match as a set (also in black) which will go on (2) fingers at a time.

Here are a few examples of what I'm looking for:

LOGO NECKLACE: http://www.karmaloop.com/products.aspx?ProductID=64274&V endorCode=KRW

OTHER NECKLACE: http://www.karmaloop.com/products.aspx?ProductID=65138&V endorCode=SUP

BELT BUCKLE: http://www.karmaloop.com/products.aspx?ProductID=72939&V endorCode=KRW

If you could send me a quote at your earliest convenience I would appreciate it greatly.

Thanks for you time!

Jeremy "Syms" Symons | Owner of Fresh ST. Apparel | info@FreshST.com
906.869.2595 Direct | www.FreshST.com
 Topic: iPhone Case/Cover modeler needed
iPhone Case/Cover modeler needed [message #7983] Mon, 30 November 2009 17:34 UTC
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Hi - I'm looking for an industrial designer who has experience modeling cases/covers for mobile phones. I already have sketches to go from, just need someone who can create mechanicals for the factory.

tks! jen
 Topic: To divide model in four pieces !
To divide model in four pieces ! [message #7558] Sat, 31 October 2009 19:03 UTC
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Hi
I am looking for CAD modeler who is able to separate existing model in mash file by parting lines and tthen every single part to extrude 3mm of ticknes in orther to prepeare for 3D printing.
Please contac me for further details.
Steve
sdinic@gmail.com

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 Topic: 3d Character needed-Basic.
3d Character needed-Basic. [message #6282] Sat, 05 September 2009 08:16 UTC
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Hi, I need someone with experience who can do a 3d model of the character 1-rover-1 from Battle-of-the-Planets for me.
It is for my husband's personal collection.
Provider needs to have experience with this site as I'll need it to be a certain size (of course.)
index.php?t=getfile&id=1255&private=0

More pics available. I will pay fair price through PAYPAL. Thanks for your time.
Rosie.

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 Topic: Need basic model done based on cartoon character
Need basic model done based on cartoon character [message #6281] Sat, 05 September 2009 08:08 UTC
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Looking for someone to do a 3d drawing for me to be submitted to be made into a toy on this site for my husbands personal collection.
Pretty simple character: 1-rover-1 from Battle of the Planets.
You can see from picture he is pretty simple (antennae not needed but will need raised eyes). More pics available.
Willing to pay good money through PAYPAL. Provider must have an understanding of the processes of this site as I need it to be a certain size.
Thanks for your time.
Rose
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 Topic: iPhone holder for the car
iPhone holder for the car [message #6183] Mon, 31 August 2009 02:17 UTC
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I have an idea. I've been fiddling with Blender but I just don't have the time. So, I'm looking for help.

The iPhone holder would be 2 pieces. One is a carrier that is car specific. My first unit would be a rectangular shape about 22x88x110mm. This part's pretty straightforward.

Second piece is the arm with the iPhone holder part. This piece would be a little more curvy and would key into the first part.

I can provide specific dimensions and a hand drawing (digitized) of what I'm looking for.

Could someone provide me a quote for this?

Thanks!
 Topic: All purpose gun for hire
All purpose gun for hire [message #4816] Mon, 08 June 2009 14:44 UTC
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Hi there,
i am doing 3D work for ages (started on amiga), and between archtecture, charakters and packaging design there is almost nothing where i have no experience.
All this knowledge is watertight 3D print proofed, since i am into that now also for a long time now.
Examples of my work you can find here:

www.weltundbild.de

Sorry, all in German, but you want to check out Illustrations and Schnittmuster. The pictures speak for themselfes.
I am also available for any other kind of graphic work.

Best regards
Heiner
 Topic: 3D modelere wanted to fix a can't print file !!please
3D modelere wanted to fix a can't print file !!please [message #4495] Tue, 19 May 2009 07:00 UTC
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thanks to Michael I'm helped out with my problem !! so no need anymore to email me about this model problem. kind regards

[Updated on: Fri, 22 May 2009 08:19 UTC]

 Topic: ASAP 3D modeller wanted to fix existing file that can''t be printed.
ASAP 3D modeller wanted to fix existing file that can''t be printed. [message #4480] Mon, 18 May 2009 15:12 UTC
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Please contact me by email sammy.bruggeman@telenet.be not by this forum. I noticed in the past I got many messages in the forum but not by email. by email is the fastest way , and we need someone fast Sad(.


 Topic: Hi y'all!
Hi y'all! [message #4414] Thu, 14 May 2009 14:13 UTC
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I have about 3 years of experience with blender now, and even though i'm still learning how to animate and make some special effects, i can make about any shape i want to!
So if you need some help with a model, feel free to ask!
I'm 31 years young, male, from Holland and all about 3d!index.php?t=getfile&id=694&private=0

 Topic: Modeller wanted for personal project
Modeller wanted for personal project [message #4356] Mon, 11 May 2009 13:49 UTC
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I'd like to see if it's possible for someone to model my character from a video game. I've attached some screenshots (in a zip) to hopefully give an idea, and let me know if it is possible. I'm only interested in a one-shot deal, for personal use. I'm guessing anywhere from 3" to 6" tall is fine, and I don't care about the material, although I will paint it. And I don't care if solid or hollow.

So enough of my ill-knowledgeable babbling.

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 Topic: Modeling service
Modeling service [message #3402] Tue, 17 March 2009 22:30 UTC
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Hi I'm a surface modeler based in UK, please view my folio at http://www.flickr.com/photos/vjp/sets/72157601321561404/

Contact me if you need any modelling.
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 Topic: search a 3d modeler..
search a 3d modeler.. [message #1813] Wed, 29 October 2008 14:57 UTC
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i will buy a 3dModel ...

A Socket or something else with the company Logo
and the Text "10 Jahre"
and the Text "Ing. Felix Viehauser"

Description: The 10 Year Company Award for the Person: Ing. Felix Viehauser - one of the Owner of the Company SEC

optimized for Shapeways..

I will pay 50 Euro for the finished 3d Model per Bank Transfer.

About me:
Erich Wanker
Griesgasse 6
5630 Bad Hofgastein
Austria
wanker@sec.at


.. i need it very fast Wink I need the finished Product 14.11.2008
 Topic: search a 3d modeler
search a 3d modeler [message #1812] Wed, 29 October 2008 14:54 UTC
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i will buy a 3dModel ...

A Socket or something else with the company Logo
and the Text "10 Jahre"
and the Text "Ing. Felix Viehauser"

Description: The 10 Year Company Award for the Person: Ing. Felix Viehauser - one of the Owner of the Company SEC

optimized for Shapeways..

I will pay 50 Euro for the finished 3d Model per Bank Transfer.

About me:
Erich Wanker
Griesgasse 6
5630 Bad Hofgastein
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wanker@sec.at


.. i need it very fast Wink I need the finished Product 14.11.2008

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 Topic: search a 3D modeler
search a 3D modeler [message #1811] Wed, 29 October 2008 14:53 UTC
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i will buy a 3dModel ...

A Socket or something else with the company Logo
and the Text "10 Jahre"
and the Text "Ing. Felix Viehauser"

Description: The 10 Year Company Award for the Person: Ing. Felix Viehauser - one of the Owner of the Company SEC

optimized for Shapeways..

I will pay 50 Euro for the finished 3d Model per Bank Transfer.

About me:
Erich Wanker
Griesgasse 6
5630 Bad Hofgastein
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wanker@sec.at


.. i need it very fast Wink I need the finished Product 14.11.2008

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 Topic: ..searching a 3D modeler
..searching a 3D modeler [message #1810] Wed, 29 October 2008 14:51 UTC
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i will buy a 3dModel ...

A Socket or something else with the company Logo
and the Text "10 Jahre"
and the Text "Ing. Felix Viehauser"

Description: The 10 Year Company Award for the Person: Ing. Felix Viehauser - one of the Owner of the Company SEC

optimized for Shapeways..

I will pay 50 Euro for the finished 3d Model per Bank Transfer.

About me:
Erich Wanker
Griesgasse 6
5630 Bad Hofgastein
Austria
wanker@sec.at


.. i need it very fast Wink I need the finished Product 14.11.2008

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 Topic: searching a designer
searching a designer [message #1809] Wed, 29 October 2008 14:39 UTC
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I will buy a 3D model of a little socket with the Logo of my Company (3 Letter´s: "SEC") and the Word "10 Years"

Forum: Post Production Techniques
 Topic: How to produce high gloss finish with S & F Plastic?
How to produce high gloss finish with S & F Plastic? [message #134166] Wed, 20 January 2016 04:07 UTC
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Since I'm new to 3D printing I need all the help I can get. What do I need to do to make the S snd F plastic have a very smoth high gloss finish comparable to masd produced commercial products? If there is an article about this, please post the link. Thanks
 Topic: Finishing for Transparency?
Finishing for Transparency? [message #132202] Sun, 10 January 2016 03:46 UTC
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What (and how) do I need to do to make both the Transparent Acrylic and the Frosted Ultra Detail models as transparent as possible? I need detailed instructions. Thanks.
 Topic: Make Sandstone dirt-proof?
Make Sandstone dirt-proof? [message #131549] Thu, 07 January 2016 09:08 UTC
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I have a white sandstone model, but is gets dirty after a while. Is it possible to make it more dirt-proof? Maybe with a clear varnish spray? (I do not know if that term is right, I mean the one you use after you have spray painted something to protect the paint.) Thanks!
 Topic: Gluing FUD and FED
Gluing FUD and FED [message #129841] Thu, 17 December 2015 13:16 UTC
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Any suggestions? Parts are clean, need to glue them together and also re-attach some small pieces that broke off. While I'm at it, I'll be gluing other materials to the FUD and/or FED so anything different there?
Thanks.
 Topic: DIY Spray On Chrome kit @instructables.com
DIY Spray On Chrome kit @instructables.com [message #123848] Fri, 09 October 2015 15:31 UTC
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http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-...On-Chrome-kit/


a system for very small 3d prints coming soon, you will be able to deposit Silver, Copper and gold without having to break the bank(for under $100)
 Topic: Part comparison between Strong and Flexible and Frosted Detail.
Part comparison between Strong and Flexible and Frosted Detail. [message #123418] Mon, 28 September 2015 19:43 UTC
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Hi people from the future... :)

So I made some parts with my projet and I ordered the same part from shapeways in Strong and Flexible. Now I fully expected it to be a bit grainy, but I am perplexed as to why the small extrusions are way smaller. In the image the projet part is on the right and the Strong and Flexible is on the left. I can see inn the shapeways render that the lugs are not resized. The size of the nut is .05" and the bolt is .03". Thanks in advance for any help received from people in the future.

index.php?t=getfile&id=118300&private=0

 Topic: A neat tutorial I found on making a DIY Silicone mold
A neat tutorial I found on making a DIY Silicone mold [message #123385] Mon, 28 September 2015 01:15 UTC
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Silicone molds can be expensive, I found this tutorial on reusing silicone caulking you can buy at your local hardware store to make a mold.

I don't have anything that I'm ready to mold yet, but let me know if you find this helpful.

~Andrew


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 Topic: Coloring Stainless Steel
Coloring Stainless Steel [message #123366] Sun, 27 September 2015 13:45 UTC
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Hello, I just printed my first ring in stainless steel. It would be nice if I could get a dark color in the recessed areas so the details would pop out. I've heard of using liver of sulfur XL Gel to do this on silver, but I'm not sure how that would work on steel. Any suggestions?

-Kurth
 Topic: Ultimate dying machine ;-)
Ultimate dying machine ;-) [message #122100] Wed, 02 September 2015 08:13 UTC
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It heats and stirs, unfortunally the temperature is only 60°C
Maybe i have to mod it so it's heats a bit more and keeps stirring.

Don't worry, we don't use it anymore for milk.

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 Topic: Polyamide Water Absorption
Polyamide Water Absorption [message #122032] Tue, 01 September 2015 02:03 UTC
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Hey hey :)

Here is a crazy and probably ridiculous question:

I've read that polyamide (strong and flexible plastic) can sometimes absorbs moisture but I was hoping to make a silicone rubber mould from my print (I can't really print in other materials because it is a large and intricate form). Is there something that I can treat the polyamide with to seal it and how flexible is the material? Would it just warp under the weight of the silicone (the model has a wall thickness of abt. 2mm?

Thanks heaps!
 Topic: Best surface to paint
Best surface to paint [message #121830] Thu, 27 August 2015 23:25 UTC
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What is the best material that has the least amount of prep work for painting/finishing?

We have used the strong and flexible material but it requires a lot of finishing? Would other material work better. ie smoother finish, and easier to paint.
Which kind of paint is the best? I've heard acrylic and a pre wash of an epoxy solution that can be brushed on.

we are printing a microphone head frame, approximately 7.25" h x 5" wide and the arches that make up the frame is about .27". it's a large piece but not a lot of surface area.


any suggestion? is that a facility/place that specializes in this kind of finishing in orange county CA?
 Topic: Need help casting/adding articulation to 3D model
Need help casting/adding articulation to 3D model [message #119466] Fri, 17 July 2015 21:27 UTC
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[size=4][b]I hired someone to make a 3D model of my favorite Nintendo villain, King K. Rool. The model looks amazing! He is adding articulation to it, based off of the video I posted on YouTube, but there is a problem. When Shapeways 3D prints my model, won't that affect the joints and articulation? Is there a way I could print the model is separate pieces, cast each part in resin, & then put together the figure myself? What kind of resin do I need? I am aware that I need to make a mold of each part, but what kind of resin do I pore into the mold afterwards? I'm interested in making the figure out of resin because the strong & flexible plastic I was going to 3D print my figure on, Shapeways is not sure how durable it will be. I am using the printed model for stop-motion animation videos so I will be posing & moving him around a lot. I really appreciate the help and could use a reply ASAP! Thanks!

Also if anyone is experienced In how to add joints and articulation like I show in the video I attached to this, let me know!


Articulation Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aa8kbEMd3-w

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