wiki

Discussion in 'Bug Reporting' started by goncalopp, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. goncalopp
    goncalopp New Member
    Right now, there's a lot of useful info on this forum - details about the materials, painting and sanding models; however, it's kinda hard to know what has or has not been discussed before - sure, you can search the threads, but it's a pain, really.

    Wouldn't a wiki be a better way of managing this kind of information? The forum would be used for support and discussion, and the wiki would hold... well, the universally 'useful info' :D

    Maybe it'd be a good idea to put the tutorials there too, and let people create new ones?

    Just thoughts :)
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2009
  2. robert
    robert New Member
    Interesting idea!

    What would good topics on the wiki? I can think of material finishing, modeling tips, 3D export howtos, anything else?

    Is a wiki easy enough for all / most people also participating in the forums?

    Cheers!

    Robert
     
  3. Whystler
    Whystler New Member
    I'm definately ineterested in seeing and posting to a Shapeways wiki!

    MATERIALS

    description of ...
    -SWF
    -White Detail
    -Black Detail
    -Transparent Detail
    -That other one nobody uses :)

    CONSTRUCTION

    Building Details
    -wall thickness
    -detail/strength

    File Types Comparison
    -collada
    -stl
    -wavefront
    -etcetera

    Software Comparison
    -to buy
    .....3ds max
    .....maya
    .....etcetera
    -free
    .....blender (blech) ;)
    .....wings
    .....sketchup
    .....etcetera

    SHIPPING

    What to expect
    -duties etc
    -...

    POST PRODUCTION

    Gluing
    -by material
    -by glue type

    Painting
    -by material
    -by paint type

    Dying
    -commercial dyes
    -natural dyes

    SHOPS

    Appearance
    -banner creation
    -product titles and wording
    -product photography

    Promotion
    -shapeways promotional tools
    -self promotional techniques


    Just a start :)

    -Whystler
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2009
  4. bvicarious
    bvicarious New Member
    Having a wiki is a great idea. You could put all the tutorials and material info already on the site in it, and of course we could consolidate all of our discussions into wiki form. I'd certainly contribute! Look into MediaWiki. It's what wikipedia uses, and it is very very easy to edit.
     
  5. robert
    robert New Member
    Yes, MediaWiki is nice and scales very well. Good suggestion.

    Thanks Whystler for your extensive list of topics.

    Robert