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3D design first time - Doing it right? [message #51973] Fri, 27 July 2012 10:22 UTC Go to previous message
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Hi. I'm a compete first timer, I've got a series of objects that I'd like to have made. It's 6 pieces that fit together to form a cube. I've used SketchUp to generate the outlines of the pieces, and I've done a bit of extra work on the first one (attached). (Any old-school Doctor Who fans may recognise it)

Originally the piece was solid, but that was going to be prohibitively expensive, so I've hollowed it out, and left the internal faces exposed, just to do something different..

So - Before I worsen my RSI finishing off the rest of the pieces, I thought I'd pop in here and check that this is the sort of thing I was supposed to be producing.

On the Shapeways side of things, what do you think the best material would be to form this? I want a polished finish, with nice clean points and edges, so I was considering the fine detail plastic. Does it come in different colours?

Also, if I were to put the six pieces together in one model, a) is that possible, and b) are there any considerations to be made over the fact that they're detached?

Thanks for *any* assistance.

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