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Talk detail with me ;) [message #60936] Mon, 28 January 2013 14:35 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Mamastoast  is currently offline Mamastoast
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Hello hello!

Through a random string of interwebs coincidences I ended up here, and boy am I glad I did. Allright, so am I 3d student, and like any other creation addict, I'd absolutely love to have my favourite creations standing around me, singing my praises.

Now! I've been browsing through the apparently endless gallery of 3d models and prints on this website, and must say that I am conflicted. At one point I find this masterpiece, and am of course very excited at the possibilities. The details here are very well done and it seems that the model has come out exactly how (I imagine) the 3d model must've been.

Then however, I come across something like this. Here the details are entirely washed out, and quite frankly useless, if you wanna display a piece of art.

Now, I realize that the top one is of a different material than the last one, but I'd like to know to expect. Can I expect similar detail levels to the lovely bandstand if I chose the same material?

Also, I've noticed that the frosted detail plastic seems to have a higher detail level than white detail plastic(the bandstand is a perfect example). I've also been reading "horror stories" of printing layers being very obvious in the white detail plastic.
Now, this kinda bothers me, because as a display material, having it semi transparent isn't really what I'd be looking for, but on the other hand, I really want the best possible surface finish.

I realize this is a lot to take in, but as a student I can't really afford to make uninformed choices, so I hope you can bare with me. I'm very excited that todays technology is at the point where this is possible.

Quick edit: hm this one seems to be in white detail, and has fine detail definition. Boy am I conflicted Razz.

[Updated on: Mon, 28 January 2013 14:50 UTC]

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