3D model printing?

category: gfx [glöplog]
Has anyone here tried printing a 3D model in Shapeways or a similar service? If so is it good enough to render christmas presents? :P
added on the 2011-12-11 04:23:51 by xernobyl xernobyl
yea, I've done that - was quite surprised by the high quality. Some of them even print in colour :D Straight from .obj
added on the 2011-12-11 04:51:01 by hornet hornet
I've uploaded a test model and I've noticed the preview 3d render had visible flat faces. Is that too noticeable on the final thing?
added on the 2011-12-11 05:11:42 by xernobyl xernobyl
dude, you have a makerbot at altlab that you can use.
or are you looking for something big?
added on the 2011-12-11 05:32:10 by psenough psenough
It's not really for me.
added on the 2011-12-11 06:34:34 by xernobyl xernobyl
I know an artist who uses them and has been pleased

Also got an assemble-your-own robot model for a friend there and he liked it.
added on the 2011-12-11 08:29:08 by metoikos metoikos
Good enough? Sure. Enough time to get it printed and shipped to you before christmas? Hell no :)
added on the 2011-12-11 16:09:06 by gloom gloom
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demoscene 3d model printing
added on the 2011-12-11 17:18:57 by 4mat 4mat
what gloom said - you're too late bro :( printing takes like ages.

if you are crazy enough, get yourself "pepakura" and fold your models by yourself :) (like suggested by 4mat, but in any complexity ;)
added on the 2011-12-12 11:26:01 by pro pro
pro: what do you mean, "complexity"? Just do what the demoscene does best: make LOTS of cubes! :)
added on the 2011-12-12 12:41:23 by gloom gloom
oh wait, you wanted that by christmas?

Go find a hackerspace.
added on the 2011-12-12 14:07:46 by metoikos metoikos
Go find a hackerspace.

Those makerbot things usually only print in plastic. And chocolate.
added on the 2011-12-12 17:53:38 by xernobyl xernobyl
maybe you could make it out of gingerbread and icing : D
added on the 2011-12-12 21:53:23 by metoikos metoikos
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added on the 2011-12-12 22:47:24 by xernobyl xernobyl
Printing services?! People insists in giving the fish instead of the fishing rod. Damn capitalists. :(
added on the 2011-12-13 12:52:33 by Danguafer Danguafer
Damn capitalists! :(

I hate it when firms give people the services they want.
added on the 2011-12-13 12:58:32 by skrebbel skrebbel
In related news, I *hate* fishing.
added on the 2011-12-13 13:00:41 by skrebbel skrebbel
Good point Dangaufer. But if I were giving my mom a present, for example, I'd give her the art, not the means, because she has no time for that. Well, except beading, and she chooses her own beads . . .
added on the 2011-12-13 14:00:32 by metoikos metoikos
Just saw this shapeways-site and would like to order a model for my desk at the office - maybe the cube from 'fr-041: debris.'?
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Maybe one of the Farbraush guys can upload it to that site?
added on the 2012-08-10 15:31:51 by Steel Steel