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Author Topic: Free offer to print your model!  (Read 15514 times)

Raxx

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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #30 on: March 11, 2012, 09:35:50 pm »

That's fine, I'll be more than happy to help in that area.

In the end the model gets triangulated before being sliced, so any n-gon will work. But as far as the triangle/poly count there's not really a limit. $imon's tree trunk ran in at 36k triangles. The bull was 10k triangles, the dog was 26k, and just now I tested it on a 190k triangle model with no problems. As far as I know, the software doesn't have a cap on the triangle count.
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2012, 11:55:18 pm »

That's good, I'm not worried about having many polygons, but I do have a lot of triangles in the mesh.
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2012, 07:56:03 am »

Raxx, hm.. I was under the impression that a model like the car would not be printable at all? because of the angles and the fact that its not manifold..
I made the other model too quickly I'll admit and you won't have to print that.. I just don't have time at the moment to make something good.
If you want to mess around with the car model to see how it would print I can send it to you if you want!

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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2012, 08:12:35 am »

I'd hate to take the last place if someone else is planning on taking it… and I don't exactly have a ready model for this, but I will think about it.

Needless to say, this is an awesome offer, Raxx. And everyone's submissions so far look cool and I hope they turn out nice once printed. :)

But I do know exactly what I would have you print, I'd just need to remodel it since it's so outdated and probably wouldn't be up for printing as-is. It'd make my friends jealous if they saw I had a real model of this certain thing…

I'll see what happens. ^^
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2012, 11:22:31 am »

$imon: Sure! I'll take it out for a spin ;) Feel free to email it to me and I'll see what I can do with it.

3Dgeek11: I added you to the list! It's ok to take the last spot, if someone was planning on taking it then they should have posted for it ;)

No more spots left! Good luck with your models, guys. I received the hotend and installed it but I have some other issues with the printer to take care of, so the deadline's still set for Friday as far as I can tell.
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2012, 12:40:07 am »

Busy busy busy ><

Deadline to give you the model is this friday right? What time is the deadliest deadline?

I have this portfolio class I'm working artworks on and I'm actually planning having one of those artworks be my potential model to be printed. But still in the planning stage. Trying to see if I can have a character of mine posed in such a way that it'd be printable. Thought you might like to know my plans since I've been silent the past few days.
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2012, 07:13:21 am »

Okay, here's mine. It is a bit sloppy in some places, and I wasn't actively practicing this "45 degree rule" so it may not be printable, If it isn't, just tell me what's wrong and I'll fix it up.

It may not be final either, so yeah. Just tell me what you think of this. ;)
« Last Edit: March 14, 2012, 07:16:12 am by 3Dgeek11 »
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #37 on: March 14, 2012, 09:07:00 am »

Janro: Well, the way I'm going to work the prints is that if on Friday my machine is fully functional then I will be printing in the order that people signed up. So it'll be $imon, cooldude234, siragin, Janro, Maximillianibus, and then 3Dgeek11. Depending on the print quality it may take up to a day for each print. Also, even though I'll be starting in this order, if someone's not ready when his turn comes up then he'll be placed in the back of the line for more time.

If after everyone else's prints have been done and you're still not ready, the time that I complete your print may be indefinite. I prefer not to be old and wrinkly when this offer's finished ;)

3Dgeek11: Star Fox's ship, eh? Well, your model in its current state isn't printable. The only way I can print it is for me to split it up into pieces and glue it all together, and it's not completely manifold (though I can fix that). For the most part this version of the Arwing has too many things sticking out everywhere so that it can't really be fixed up any other way. In fact, any version of the Arwing will have to be printed in pieces first and then stuck together, so that's really the only option.

If you're ok with that then I'll do it! I can't guarantee it'll be pretty but it'll at least have the proper shape ;) Also, if you want to add more detail to it, you have until Friday (or whenever your turn comes up) to do so.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2012, 09:10:06 am by Raxx »
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #38 on: March 14, 2012, 09:25:14 am »

Okay, well then give me till Friday and I'll either give you a different model entirely, or touch up this one, and/or let you print it in pieces.

I just don't want to make it too much trouble! What you're doing is already very generous, especially shipping the models (which will be hard and long printing) to us. :p
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #39 on: March 14, 2012, 10:03:53 pm »

3Dgeek11: Don't worry about the trouble. This experience will benefit me just as much as you guys, with all the 3D printing and troubleshooting I have to do :P Besides, I figured I'd share the experience of having your art turned into a real-life paperweight ;)

$imon: I received your buggy, and it's doable! I'd do the audi but even though the main chassis is easier to print, it'll take a lot more work to prepare everything. Yours is first in the list so as soon as Friday surfaces I'll begin work and keep everyone updated.
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #40 on: March 16, 2012, 04:06:28 am »

Well, since it's almost Friday I guess you can go ahead and try printing the Arwing I already posted. I can't make it look any better really.

If it's too much trouble, don't bother of course. It's all good, etc… You get it. ;)
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #41 on: March 16, 2012, 11:20:29 am »

here is my model. if you need to slice him or what ever you can
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #42 on: March 16, 2012, 12:20:01 pm »

Only now do I get my 'free time', or the closest I can get. Working on a few studies of this character I plan to print and the possible poses he'd be printed in. Will post it here when I'm done.
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #43 on: March 16, 2012, 07:07:23 pm »

3Dgeek11: I'll do that then. You still have a few days, technically, since it'll take a while to get to yours. So if you change your mind let me know.

siragin: Yours is going to be hard to do, so I'm going to have to try some different techniques to get him printed. He's extremely non-manifold, so I'll try a sampling technique to restructure him automatically into a manifold object. Also, to get the cape down, I'll have to split him in half at the waist and print him in two pieces. So long as I can get the first step done, it shouldn't be a problem.

Janro: Ok!



So, it took a while but I finally fixed all the stuff with the printer that needed work, and calibrated it (hopefully) well enough. Once I finish printing a test piece, I'll get started on $imon's buggy!

I set up a streaming web cam, so you can watch the printer live. It won't be very exciting since it's slow in real-time, but at least you can see the progress as it happens! If the image doesn't load below, then that means the server is down. Otherwise feel free to click on it.

« Last Edit: March 19, 2012, 12:23:51 am by Raxx »
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #44 on: March 16, 2012, 07:20:49 pm »

oowww stupid time. i almost forgot to post my model >_> is it possible to print this? if not i've got a serious problem >_<
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