|Hello from France [message #49279] Fri, 01 June 2012 13:41 UTC
My name is Emmanuel, I am a freelance graphic designer, I live near Paris, France and I produce images and 3D animations for communication, advertising and event-marketing agencies for quite some years now, but this is the first time I attempt to make "real" objects.
So far my work only exists as pixels on a screen or ink drops on a sheet of paper. Now, with 3D printing, I have the opportunity to turn my ideas into real and solid objects, the kind you can hold in your hand, it is very exciting !
There are other sites that offer 3D printing services, but I think that Shapeways offers the best choice, there is a wide variety of very good quality models. Also the forum is very reactive, this is very helpful for a beginner like me.
For my work I mainly use Cinema 4D, and from time to time ZBrush and 3DCoat, but for modeling objects to be printed I rather use MOI (Moment Of Inspiration, http://moi3d.com/) which is better suited for this type of work.
Here is the address of my shop: http://www.shapeways.com/shops/cinemo
There is only one object at the moment (shipped last week), a pencil holder formed by the first 500 digits of Pi coiled on a spiral, but I have many projects underway : decorative objects, desk accessories, phone cases...
See you soon