"Engraved" fine detail

Discussion in 'Design and Modeling' started by phoulx, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. phoulx
    phoulx New Member
    I've seen a number of dice and rings and such with small lettering "engraved" on them here at Shapeways. What is the smallest or shallowest one can go with such small detail? Is there any certain material that is substantially better suited for this?

    I'm thinking more along the lines of etched detail like scrimshaw, a snakeskin pattern or the markings on a ruler.
  2. denali3ddesign
    denali3ddesign New Member
    Frosted Ultra Detail is the best material for this. You can go as small as 0.1 mm detail for engraving. See the design guidelines.