|Portal 2 FCS print, a bit disappointed at the quality [message #61033] Tue, 29 January 2013 20:41 UTC
Edit (15/04/2013): Problem solved, the reprint came out great: Click here to see|
Hi Shapeways community,
My latest order arrived today and this was my first print using full colour sandstone (FCS from here on out). When I saw this, I couldn't help but feel disappointed with my print as it seemed to have very heavy frosting/noise and I was hoping any veterans using FCS could advise me before I contact shapeways customer service.
As mentioned, it's my first print in FCS so it's possible I'm setting my expectations too high, but when I look at other people's pictures, it seems to just make me think this isn't quite right.
For instance, nervousSystem posted up this recently ( http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=12598& amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp;start=0&).
There's also this one by Ad-Edge ( http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=11846& amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp;start=0&).
The colours are very nice/consistent throughout and there is far less "frosting" than I see on mine (even in the dark areas on their models it seems).
Below are some pictures and little blurbs that highlight what I am trying to illustrate in the picture. I've included some hi-res links also so you can get a better look if you need it. The noise/frosting does come out fractionally more in the pictures I do have to say, but it's not wildly out from what it is like in real life.
Scale is approx 10cm x 10cm x 1cm
Lot's of "frosting" throughout the model. Especially noticable on the dark areas.
Another angle, just for comparative reasons. Again showing the heavy frosting all over the model.
In this picture I wanted to try and photo the angled edge on the red portion of the model. I'm not sure if the picture picks it up, but in real life, it has a somewhat yellow tinge to all that frosting/noise on the angular side of the red portion.
This is more focused on the flat red portion
Finally, a shot of the entire model.
I really appreciate any feedback anyone has on this.
[Updated on: Mon, 15 April 2013 20:45 UTC]
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