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 Topic: "Care Guide" on Bronze (and other metals?) - Great!
"Care Guide" on Bronze (and other metals?) - Great! [message #94324] Sat, 19 July 2014 01:26 UTC
avatar PeregrineStudios  is currently offline PeregrineStudios
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Hey Shapeways,

My last few prints in polished Bronze have come with a 'Care Guide' attached to them, and I want to say that this is a fantastic idea, and please don't ever stop! Since I pass these models on to customers, the care guide includes everything they'll need to know about taking care of their new jewelry, and for one-time buyers on Shapeways, the same holds true. Please keep including these care guides with every semi-precious and precious metal!

That's it really, just a two-thumbs-up post.
 Topic: Login Main page difficulties
Login Main page difficulties [message #93684] Thu, 10 July 2014 04:31 UTC
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This has been resolved,..thanks.

The pop up login from the main page is not working. The screen pops up, but the authentication doesn't work. I've tested its functionality in two different browsers. Can your IT support people look into this?

[Updated on: Thu, 10 July 2014 15:31 UTC]


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 Topic: Shop owners app for smartphones
Shop owners app for smartphones [message #92575] Mon, 23 June 2014 11:42 UTC
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I think it would be extremely helpful if Shapeways could in fact create a Shop owner app for Shapeways shop owners. It would be really cool and useful to have a tool at hand from which you can arrange and manage your shop.

I'm specifically thinking of:
1. easy access to forums and discussions for shop owners
2. Managing the products in the shop
3. Modifying the product prices
4. Editing the products and materials offered for sale.
5. defining the order of the photos for a product.
6. Easy access to your notifications
7. Easy access to ordering 3D print
8. Easy access to account settings and shop settings
Etc.

In general standard website pages are loades really slow into smartphones when filled with lots of photos like Shapeways. Therefore it would be brilliant to have this app that would ONLY be dealing with the content of YOUR shop and not the entire Shapeways site. It would save us time and I believe more people would be engage in discussions and forums.

Michael C. Poulsen / Inspired By Architecture


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 Topic: Weekend contest: Nationalism weekend
Weekend contest: Nationalism weekend [message #92438] Fri, 20 June 2014 20:19 UTC
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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Here in America, we had a Maker Faire at the White house this week, and shortly we'll be celebrating our independence on July 4th. So maker pride, and plain old country pride is abundant. With the World Cup going on, pride in one's home nation is displayed globally. So this weekend, we want you to show us your maker national pride!

https://images4.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_1477323_1605759_1384130686.jpg
Obama Riding Raptor with Machine Gun by kspaho

Rules:
1) An original design that shows off your national pride to be printed in any of our materials.
2) Put a picture of it in this thread, along with a description of what the design means to you and your country.
3) Have fun! and try to have it up by the end of day Tuesday June 24th.

Prize:
Swelling of National pride
Perhaps some Shapeways dollars?


Your friendly neighborhood Moderman
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 Topic: Materials
Materials [message #91523] Sat, 07 June 2014 21:05 UTC
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Can I get stuff printed in "siliconei'm usingis skin safe"?

Find a Putin buttplug, but I cant find that material here?

Would also have something elastic platsic for doing my own disc, (frisbee)
 Topic: New Upload Process and SW Site
New Upload Process and SW Site [message #90062] Wed, 21 May 2014 07:50 UTC
avatar Cad_Rat  is currently offline Cad_Rat
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Does anyone else find the new process from upload to pricing cumbersome. The old way was streamlined and fast. Upload model, fill out description and upload photos. Then just check desired materials and set prices. BOOM DONE!!!

Don't fix it if it isn't broke! Now it takes 3 times as long to go through the pricing and selecting materials. I have numerous complaints from customers that I draw for that says the constant move toward the "FOO FOO LOOK" is a pita to navigate and use.

People want fast, efficient, streamlined shopping and usability, not "FOO FOO"! Maybe just FF on the selling page and streamline they designers side to be fast and intuitive.



[Updated on: Wed, 21 May 2014 07:51 UTC]


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 Topic: Questions on a concept
Questions on a concept [message #89614] Tue, 13 May 2014 17:03 UTC
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Hello-

I don't wear earrings, but I would like to adapt one of my pendant models to become a set of pierced earrings (the kind with the pins integral to the main body).

What would be your recommendations for the technical specs on this adaptation (length and diameter of the pin, angle of the point, etc.)?

Assuming the item would be made of suitable material, would there be any problem with Shapeways supplying a pair of the backs (for a slight fee) with each set? That would mean that Shapeways would control the consistency of the pin specs.

Or would it be better so that (like the pendants where the buyer has to supply the chain) the designer/maker has to make it clear that the buyer has to supply the backs?

It's just an idea right now, thanks for your consideration.

Ken Forst
 Topic: Tutorial on creating Rings in 3DSMax or Maya?
Tutorial on creating Rings in 3DSMax or Maya? [message #89612] Tue, 13 May 2014 16:20 UTC
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Hey guys,

Is there any tutorials floating around to create Rings in 3DSMax or Maya? I know how to model, I'm mainly looking at how to get measurements done for a ring in a program like Maya or Max. Any help would be appreciated!

Shammy
 Topic: 5 years later...
5 years later... [message #89496] Sun, 11 May 2014 16:08 UTC
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I noticed something strange today.

The first object I designed (and ordered) was the Cubosphere. It was uploaded on Feb 28, 2009 and its model number is 19,646. I wanted to check that it was possible to print object with moving parts.

Today I uploaded (and ordered) the SphereMaille x4 (don't ask me the purpose, I will let you know you if it works when I will receive them). Model number is 1,961,232.

We are approaching the 2 million mark for the number of objects uploaded at Shapeways.
Wow...


So many things to design, so little time...
 Topic: Disney's Principals of Animation
Disney's Principals of Animation [message #89285] Wed, 07 May 2014 21:24 UTC
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This doesn't have (a lot) to do with 3d printing, but I thought it might be helpful to anyone doing character modelling....
http://player.vimeo.com/video/93206523


Patience, Persistance, Politeness - the 3Ps will help us get us to Perfect Printed Products
 Topic: blogs to increase advertisement
blogs to increase advertisement [message #88953] Thu, 01 May 2014 21:37 UTC
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hiya peeps, I decided to simply share the idea I had of making a blog to use for advertisement. I started my own blog and it helps move a lot more traffic through my shop. I suggest using blogspot.com they make it easy to biuld a good looking blog for yourself. Here Is a list of things you can do once you have your blog

1. set it up to mach your shop

2. make a link to your shop from the blog on your blogs side bar

3. use key words in your posts and post titles so people will be more likely to find that blog

4. use Google+

I also would suggest to putting a link to your shop in every post ( or at least most of them). If any one else has a good advertising suggestion please leave a comment.

P.S my blog is http://3dlifetime.blogspot.com/

[Updated on: Thu, 01 May 2014 22:46 UTC]

 Topic: Give life to your 3d printing projects
Give life to your 3d printing projects [message #88310] Wed, 23 April 2014 11:27 UTC
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Printoo is a platform of paper-thin circuit boards and modules. It gives makers an open-source, lightweight, flexible, and modular Arduino-compatible platform to create just about anything you want!

Printoo is now on kickstarter!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1030661323/printoo-pape r-thin-flexible-arduinotm-compatible-m
 Topic: I am available to answer design or prototyping questions
I am available to answer design or prototyping questions [message #88096] Fri, 18 April 2014 21:03 UTC
avatar lymanbishop  is currently offline lymanbishop
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Hi,

I am a mechanical engineer with over 15 years experience in new product design and development. Feel free to contact me by phone or email with any questions. I can advise on issues regarding design, prototyping, mechanical engineering, manufacturing, licensing, distribution or provisional patents.

Advice is always free and I like to do what I can to assist start ups and creative people with good ideas that need to be explored. If you need to discuss details of a proprietary project I am happy to provide an NDA.

Lyman Bishop
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 Topic: Milan Design Week: here we are!
Milan Design Week: here we are! [message #88080] Fri, 18 April 2014 16:13 UTC
avatar disegnouno  is currently offline disegnouno
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As you may know, the Milan's Design Week (Italy) is one of the most important events in the world about design.
We were there, of course with our Shapeways products!!

It would be nice to see Shapeways as an exhibitor at the next 2015 edition!

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 Topic: Selling products using Shapeways' API
Selling products using Shapeways' API [message #87888] Tue, 15 April 2014 14:54 UTC
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Is it possible to sell a product through an web application without a user having to login with Shapeways? I see mixeelabs and it looks like you can generate your figurines without registering with Shapeways, so I guess it is possible. However. looking at the API example it seems that the ordering needs to be handled via Shapeways (with the user having to authenticate).

Is my understanding correct? if not, what would be the best way to proceed on the back end? ie use my user account?

Thanks for any pointers.
 Topic: 3D Printing Research - The competitive advantage the technology offers manufacturing
3D Printing Research - The competitive advantage the technology offers manufacturing [message #87739] Fri, 11 April 2014 15:21 UTC
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Hello,

I am currently conducting research for an academic paper regarding the competitive advantages 3D printing can offer manufacturing. I have prepared a short survey to help with my research. If you are willing to participate please could you get back to me as soon as you are able.

I look forward to hearing from you,
Joshua Mudway
 Topic: Conducting study on 3D Printer communities
Conducting study on 3D Printer communities [message #87606] Wed, 09 April 2014 22:13 UTC
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Hello Everyone,
I am a researcher with the University of Texas and I am working on a project about 3D printer communities. I would really appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to answer my 15 question survey about why you share knowledge in a community, such as this one. The survey can be found at the address below.

utexas.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eIFptklvCEfGRfv


Thank you
 Topic: Temporary Change in Ceramics Lead Time
Temporary Change in Ceramics Lead Time [message #87583] Wed, 09 April 2014 19:08 UTC
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Here at Shapeways, we do our best to deliver premium materials at the fastest possible lead time to as many countries as we can to serve our community across the globe. We do our best to deliver good news as often as we can, while holding honestly and transparency close to our core values.

Last November we announced a ceramics pricing change that made the vast majority of uploaded products in the material considerably cheaper. This empowered many of you to print more and experiment with ceramic products and the results have been stunning.

We track order trends very closely and have noticed that some of you have recently experienced late delivery of your products and we're committed to streamlining the process. While we optimize, please forgive us for a temporary extension of existing ceramic lead times to 18 days. As you also know, we check every model that you upload, and have been experiencing a backlog in model checking in ceramic as well. We hope to reduce this lead time soon and appreciate your understanding.

Be assured the product delivered to you will be of the same great Shapeways quality you have come to expect.We are working with our ceramics production partner to reduce this lead time soon and appreciate your understanding.


Savannah, your Shop Owner Coach/Global Community Manager
 Topic: Museum of Art and Design scan data
Museum of Art and Design scan data [message #87176] Thu, 03 April 2014 02:05 UTC
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Hi, I recently had myself scanned at the Museum of Art and Design in NYC and was wondering if I could download the 3D model of me. I am new to the world of 3D modeling/printing and would love to practice on myself. :)
 Topic: Car Miniature Duesenber Model J- Ready to Order
Car Miniature Duesenber Model J- Ready to Order [message #87097] Wed, 02 April 2014 02:56 UTC
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Duesenberg Automobile & Motors Company, Inc. (sometimes referred to as "Duesy") was an American manufacturer of luxury automobiles. Founded in Des Moines, Iowa, United States by brothers August Duesenberg and Frederick Duesenberg, the company's principal place of operations moved to Auburn, Indiana. Duesenberg was active in various forms from 1913 to 1937. A distinctive feature of the Duesenberg was the "bowtie" style front bumper, which used two pieces of steel, with the top piece bent to resemble a bowtie.

In full color sandstone for ur viewing pleasure.

Its 15 cm Long. Its available in my shop. Enjoy!

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With Shapeways License Plate! :D
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 Topic: Custom Heads for MOTU
Custom Heads for MOTU [message #87031] Tue, 01 April 2014 06:22 UTC
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Hi, i just found this site through a review on youtube (pixeldan) and am already finding some cool weapons for using in customizing the MOTU classics line. I've searched for this subject but found nothing...does any one here make heads for MOTU figures..like say if you wanted a sculpt of a celebrity. I've seen a few of those but they are for the 1/6 scale.
 Topic: We are on Pinterest!
We are on Pinterest! [message #85871] Thu, 06 March 2014 10:52 UTC
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Hello Everybody!
We are on Pinterest, a really nice social network for Shapeways Artists and Designers.

Hope to meet you here!
http://www.pinterest.com/disegnouno/

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cheers, Disegnouno



 Topic: Our new FB Group ;)
Our new FB Group ;) [message #85603] Fri, 28 February 2014 12:29 UTC
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Dear All,
this post to show you our new Facebook group on our 3d printed designs!

If you like it, please LIKE it! Thanks!

index.php?t=getfile&id=53278&private=0
https://www.facebook.com/disegnouno

(sorry for this shameless spam!)

[Updated on: Fri, 28 February 2014 12:33 UTC]



 Topic: History Of 3D Printing
History Of 3D Printing [message #85483] Wed, 26 February 2014 20:17 UTC
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I found this great article and video on reddit
http://www.imaginethat-3d.com/#!history-of-3d-printing/c1n7p

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFU5d2Iz3Ag

[Updated on: Wed, 26 February 2014 20:19 UTC]

 Topic: 3D printing survey, call for participation
3D printing survey, call for participation [message #85408] Tue, 25 February 2014 07:51 UTC
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Hello,
Calling all those who wish to give a little boost to my postdoctoral research on 3D printing.
I posted a little survey open to all:

http://3dprintlab.fr/survey/index.php/494663/lang-en

Thank you to those who take a few minutes to answer!

Good printing !
www.3dprintlab.fr


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 Topic: Article about 3D printing in newspaper
Article about 3D printing in newspaper [message #85144] Thu, 20 February 2014 15:17 UTC
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http://www.fredericknewspost.com/arts_and_entertainment/the- art-of-d-printing-a-q-a-with-tony/article_88eec0aa-77b0-5b14 -b536-5ced396c2118.html

This article was picked up by the AP newsfeed and appeared in a number of papers both here and in Canada, including the Washington Post.

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 Topic: Charmr
Charmr [message #84746] Tue, 11 February 2014 16:17 UTC
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A little late for Valentines day, but it's never the wrong time to give a gift of love. 123D has released Charmr. Pick a design and upload an image to have a personalized pendant created. From there, click 3D print. Cover the left half of your screen, and you can print through Shapeways or download the file to print yourself!


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 Topic: Like & Win 3D printed Full Color figurine !
Like & Win 3D printed Full Color figurine ! [message #84627] Sun, 09 February 2014 20:18 UTC
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! Like our Facebook page & Get a chance to win !
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Shipping included all around the world !!

[Updated on: Mon, 10 February 2014 10:57 UTC]


 Topic: Forget the Rubik's Cube - This puzzle designer has taken Shapeways by storm
Forget the Rubik's Cube - This puzzle designer has taken Shapeways by storm [message #84081] Wed, 29 January 2014 22:46 UTC
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Article I wrote for 3DPrint.com about one of Shapeways' talented users.

Forget the Rubik's Cube – This Puzzle Designer Has Taken ShapeWays by Storm

Quote:

ShapeWays has become the go to marketplace for designers who wish to create a 3D design and have it brought to market. Over the past couple years, the site has really taken off, and has gotten a lot of media attention.

One man, by the name of M. Oskar van Deventer, has been a member of ShapeWays for close to 5 years. In that time, he has built up an incredible storefront where he sells over 250 different puzzle games, most of which are considered to be, by many 'Rubik's Cubes on steroids'.

These puzzles range in price from an affordable $15.62 to a staggering $1,625.80, and believe it or not many of the expensive puzzles actually sell quite often.


Entre article at http://3dprint.com/forget-the-rubiks-cube-this-puzzle-design er-has-taken-shapeways-by-storm/

Hope you don't mind me post this here.
Eddie


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 Topic: VAT for intra EU orders
VAT for intra EU orders [message #83962] Tue, 28 January 2014 08:23 UTC
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Hi, i'm new to shapeways, I have a question about the VAT.
I have a EU VAT number and i would love to buy without VAT from shapeways since most of the produts will come from europe.
I would like to know if is possible to have then an INTRA EU VAT invoice.
Ceers.
 Topic: gold plated brass wear
gold plated brass wear [message #82971] Fri, 10 January 2014 15:47 UTC
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It appears the gold is wearing off in spots of one of my Honey Rings, it's worn by a friend about 1-2 days a week and was bought last August.

Any one else see this issue? I already contacted customer service to let them know of the issue.

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 Topic: Help for my thesis on 3D printing!!!
Help for my thesis on 3D printing!!! [message #82708] Tue, 07 January 2014 15:34 UTC
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Hi guys,
I'm Pierfrancesco Telesca a student of Bocconi University doing his final dissertation about 3d printing. Would be great if you can help me with a simple survey.
http://inflameschained.polldaddy.com/s/3d-printing-online-co mmunities
Thanks in advance to anyone is going to help me and I catch the opportunity of making you my wishes of good new year.
Pierfrancesco Telesca
 Topic: Has anyone made a pin back?
Has anyone made a pin back? [message #82539] Sat, 04 January 2014 15:21 UTC
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I am trying to find a pinback model that I could download that I could put on the the badge model I made which would allow the badge to be pinned on a jacket. Has anyone seen one?

This is the only good image I could find as to what I am talking about.

http://www.manyhorses.com/store/hatpins/pinback1inGP2404FNB. jpg
 Topic: Animation of a double-lidded box shows how it works
Animation of a double-lidded box shows how it works [message #82213] Sun, 29 December 2013 17:27 UTC
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Shapeways doesn't seem to allow embedding of a video, so here's a link:

http://artzen2.com/artzen2-0242.htm

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Art and the Zen of design: http://artzen2.com
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Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/tonykarp/art-1/
Shapeways shop: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tonykarp?sort=name

[Updated on: Sun, 29 December 2013 18:01 UTC]

 Topic: Space Fantasy Toyline chat
Space Fantasy Toyline chat [message #82094] Fri, 27 December 2013 02:58 UTC
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Greetings Shapeways. I am designing a Space Fantasy toyline and I was hoping to talk it out with some other 3D toy enthusiasts before proceeding.

Ultimately, I want to create a continuity universe which can be applied to multiple media, including toys, games, animation, books and so on. Hopefully something like the Star Wars or Star Trek universes, or even like the modern My Little Pony line. My plan is to start by making a few (or a lot of) toy prototypes and send them to established toy companies for evaluation.

My toyline universe, Rune Star, will feature fantasy races, such as elves, goblins and centaurs, that have gained the "technological" capacity to explore space. I have often wondered what would really stop a magic-capable society from venturing beyond the atmosphere. Magic is capable of anti-gravity levitation to escape the gravity well, and faster-than-light teleportation to cross the distances of space, so all it would take is for the mages to change their magical fortresses into airtight magical ships, and the adventure through space begins. The Rune Star toyline will start at a point in history where great nations and empires have already been established across the stars. Fantasy and Sci-Fi implements have melded together, for example, a laser-gun is actually an advanced magic wand, power cores are actually giant magical crystals and rune-grids, robots are called cyber golems, and so forth.

Each fantasy race is an alien species with its own style of ships and weapons. There are at least 20 different races that I'd like to include in the long-run, but the 5 core races that I'd like to start with are:

Dwarves - Short, stout anthromorphs with rounded features. Infantry prefers melee weapons like axes, hammers and shovels, with heavy armor and shields. Ships are blocky and geometric, as though carved from stone.

Sylves (wood elves) - Lithe and elegant anthromorphs with long ears. Ships and weapons are made from exotic forms of wood, as Sylves have bio-magically engineered plants to grow into whatever shapes they require. Infantry prefers magic and ranged weapons.

Goblins - Predatory anthromorph with claws, fangs and acute senses. Known for producing wickedly sharp blades. Goblins like to psyche out their enemies, so their ships and weapons are designed to look fearsome. Gremlins and Ogres are vassal races to the Goblins' empire (known as The Maw), so goblin toysets may include these other races as well. This is sort of what Rune Star goblins will look like.

Centaurs - Anthromorphs with equine lower bodies. Rune Star Centaurs will have proportions more like those of ancient greek art, as I feel that the modern work-horse centaurs look kind of stupid. Centaur infantry use mounted weapons like lances and cavalry sabers. Centaurs love speed; their ships and weapons have extra engines and wheels and that sort of thing.

Vanara - Anthromorphs that combine features of humans, apes and monkeys. Although you may think you've never heard of them before, Son Goku and the Saiya-jin of Dragon Ball and the pokemon Infernape are based on a Chinese version of Vanara, the anti-hero Sun Wukong. Vanara infantry use bashing weapons like Hanuman's Gada or Sun Wukong's staff. Since humans are absent, Vanara will probably inherit the Generic Human Space Ship aesthetic.

Humans will be absent from the Rune Star universe. Other, eventual races will include Alphar (grey elves), Drow (dark elves), Gremlins, Ogres, Saurians (lizard men), Furrities (furries), Naga, Tengu, Rakshasa, Satyr, Zwergar, Gnomes, Trolls, Antaurs, Bugbears, Psychovores (mind flayers), Dracosapiens, Dryads, Yaksha and others.



Which brings me to the question of what kind of toys should I make to portray the Rune Star universe. I loved the old War Planets toyline by Trendmasters and similar sets, like Zee-Bots or Mighty Max, so I thought I would start by making some sets for each of the core races. I don't know if I would want to try making something like the planet-case from War Planets yet. If I were going to do it, I think I would use city-ships or space cruisers rather than planets, or possibly something like a lunchbox that has a fantasy-alien terrain inside (more like a Mighty Max set). Using spaceships as the toycase could become very limiting in design, since an Enterprise shaped ship, for example, would have a hard time fighting lots of smaller units inside it. City-ships on the other hand should be inherently large and blocky, so that would be less of a problem.

I think I would do more infantry units than War Planets, to get more Fantasy feel to it. So where War Planets usually had only "commanders" and "drones", Rune Star would have warrior, rogue, mage, and some kind of racial specialty, like Sylvan rangers, Dwarven defenders, Kentauroi knights, and so on. In addition to generic race-class minions, I might do a few sets that have a "hero" unit of some sort, who is meant to represent a specific individual. Heros might have titles like Glidbar the Stone Breaker, Dwarven Geomancer, or Metaros the Heavenly Hoofed, Kentauroi Paladinator, and that kind of thing. I'd also like to do powered-armored-exoskeleton units (Powmors) for each race. There might be a few monster units, like an Earthwyrm or Stone Golem for the Dwarves, but I don't have quite as many ideas in this area. Mecha would be limited to a few models per race, in the form of Fighter, Bomber, Panzer(tank) or Anthromech (humanoid robot). Larger ships would either be handled as the toy cases, or as a separate line with a different sense of scale.

One thing I'm wondering is whether to make the toys fit with existing size conventions, for example, if I should make the infantry units the same size as D&D miniatures or Warhammer. I think it would be fun to come up with some kind of game that one could play with the toys, but I wouldn't anything to interfere with the toys capacity to just be toys. I always get annoyed when I want to buy a simple dwarf soldier or USS Enterprise miniature to have or play with, but the only things available are crazy expensive because they are game pieces of some kind.
 Topic: White House holiday card is 3D
White House holiday card is 3D [message #82008] Tue, 24 December 2013 16:09 UTC
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It failed the wall thickness test, but printed anyway.

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 Topic: How long does it take for your products to get on google search results
How long does it take for your products to get on google search results [message #81647] Thu, 19 December 2013 02:01 UTC
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Wondering how long it takes to get on google search results I've been waiting for a week lately usually it was quick to get on there.


Hi you can reach me at rasconalex123@live.com.
 Topic: Like a kid on xmass eve waiting for morning.
Like a kid on xmass eve waiting for morning. [message #81407] Mon, 16 December 2013 22:17 UTC
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Ship date for my shot glass feels like an eternity away..lol


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 Topic: Google Analytics: Chaange to Universal Analytics
Google Analytics: Chaange to Universal Analytics [message #81321] Sun, 15 December 2013 09:04 UTC
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Recently I found on my Analytics side a reamrk about the ongoing change to another tracking mechanism.

Due to Goggle all trackings will be changed to the new methode.

For changing that other.js scripts have to be referenced. Due to a quick view I thonk Shapeways uses the old ones?
(ga.js.new one is analytics.js)

Has shapeways already discussed how to deal with that?

(I think the difficult topic is that every single property has to be changed. So all shop owners having to migrate or Shapeways has to use the old method or new nethod based on the Google tag. )

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 Topic: Geared Snowman
Geared Snowman [message #80982] Tue, 10 December 2013 17:44 UTC
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I am 16 year old designer Alex Maund who owns the shop 'Maundy'.

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First off, I understand this post may be regarded as 'spam' and if it against forum rules e.t.c then feel free to just delete it.

I entered a competition a couple of weeks ago to win an Ultimaker 3D printer at the website www.myminifactory.com which required you to design a Christmas themed object and I designed the object 'Geared Snowman' shown above, the winner is is the designer whose design receives the most downloads, as you can tell from the objects in my shop, I would love to own a 3D printer and I would gain a lot of use from it so if you like my design then I will be very grateful if you could please download the design for free before tomorrow at midnight (GMT) here, you can view the other entries here for a fair comparison.

Geared Snowman Description:
'This design is intended to look good and catch everyone's attention, be fun to use, and of course be useful and practical. I have designed a unique and tactile ornamental snowman design which consists of a snowman body with 8 snowflake inspired gears attached (printed separately and attached after) around the body that all mesh with each other resulting in a unique mesmerising pattern produced when any one of the gears is rotated as all the other gears will also rotate. The snowman has unique facial features which consist of holes that travel all the way through the head, this is repeated in a circular pattern around the head to make a total of 4 faces. The snowman has 4 arms (shared between the 4 faces) which extend upwards and outwards from the shoulders that can hold the 'candle plate' (printed separately) which a candle can then be placed upon to make a very unique table centrepiece. Lastly there is a loop at the top of the head which allows a thread or ribbon to be threaded through so (with the 'candle plate' removed) it can be hung on a Christmas tree to make a unique and tactile Christmas tree decoration.'

Thanks

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