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A World full of questions. [message #56640] Sun, 11 November 2012 19:01 UTC Go to previous message
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Heya guys,
I'm not new to 3d software, but I am new to shapeways and the concept of 3d printing.
I am currently working on a school project called 'Memory' which I hope will result in a 3d-printed sculpture.
But I've got a couple of questions I hope you can help me out with.

The project consist of two characters, in a romantic pose. And in the final version I would like them to rise up from a web of neurons(in relation to the theme 'memory'). But before I can do that I must know a bit more about the requirements to make this print properly.
- Must I after joining the objects also make it into 1 mesh? (for example would I have to modify the fingers in relation to the body?)
How does Shapeways handle that intersecting geometry?
- How thick/big must the statue be for the fingers, strands of neurons (still to be added) to be strong enough?
- What is the realistic price/size I am looking at when printing this?
I am (probably foolishly) hoping to print it between 5 and 20 cm high?
I have no need for fancy materials, a simple white plastic would do.

All advice is appreciated.

3D art is a medium to unlimited freedom.

[Updated on: Sun, 11 November 2012 19:05 UTC]

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