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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #60 on: March 20, 2012, 09:23:08 pm »

Wow, it does look fantastic! This is really cool.
Looking forward to the timelapse.

And a shame about the cut-off, but at least you found a way around it. ;)
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #61 on: March 21, 2012, 01:46:32 am »

$imon: Thanks :) As for the load, it'll be a little heavy and it should be enough, but I don't have the info to compute if it would fail or not. This is basically the laziest, worst sort of engineering ;) I'll test it before the build is set in stone, however, and I have a few options in mind to fix some potential problems with the green part being connected to the chassis in that manner.

3Dgeek11, thanks! Assuming it happens again, which seems inevitable in some way, I'll try to "rig" it to resume printing from where it left off.

I've finished the timelapse:


Future timelapse vids should look a lot better in resolution once I switch to just taking pictures every X seconds.
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #62 on: March 24, 2012, 07:33:25 am »

Ok, finally got the next piece prepped and ready. I figured what the heck, I'll do the worst first. Below is the layer shot. The back doors panel will be glued onto the top. As you can see, I'm completely shelling this piece to save time and filament.


Unfortunately, the back part of the wheel opening *might* not print out well due to violating the angle rule. Dunno, we'll see on the 13th hour of the print :P

I'm trying out some new timelapse software for my phone, so hopefully it'll be a lot more consistent with better picture quality this time. No more live webcams, though.
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #63 on: March 25, 2012, 11:25:11 am »

I'm not too happy with this print. I had reduced the extruder output by a fraction to see if it would fix a possible problem with layer height, and it's slightly on the sour side of having too little extrusion: a lot of threads and garbage, and possibly less structural integrity. It's still good enough quality though, and can be cleaned up, so thankfully I won't be reprinting it. I did however discover that there is a slight warping effect that occurs during the cooling stage, which seems to only happen for large prints, so the two large pieces don't quite mesh together to make seamless connection; rather, there are some gaps at the edges. So I'll probably be doing a patching and painting job on it after all.

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Timelapse:
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I've got to remember next time to rotate the model so that it'll print with the more interesting view pointed at the camera ;)
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #64 on: March 25, 2012, 12:00:21 pm »

Despite the warping, I think it still looks amazing!  Great to see the details on the side are kept so well..

It seems like it's worth it to print it shelled instead of solid, saving a lot of filament.

Awesome project, Raxx! :)

It's up to you how far you would like to take it with patching and painting ;) It'll be awesome either way!
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #65 on: March 25, 2012, 09:16:33 pm »

Thanks $imon. I'm ever the perfectionist so I'm not going to be satisfied until it looks like your rendering of it ;) I'll probably do a timelapse of the assembly process too, but I probably can't start it until next weekend.


Currently printing the back doors panel (only a 5 hour job). Once that's done, all that's left is the front wheel mechanicsm, mirrors and handles, license plates, and the wheel shafts!

By the way, siragin, assuming you read this post...I've tried all sorts of methods to resample and remesh your model but it's just not working. Since you've converted the subdivided model into a mesh and violated all the specifications for a successful print, I won't be able to fix it without losing my sanity. Please either fix it yourself, give me the original unsubdivided model so I can fix it myself, or choose a different model for me to print. Thanks!
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #66 on: March 25, 2012, 10:43:53 pm »

Say, how much did it take to build your reprap Raxx?
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #67 on: March 26, 2012, 02:21:12 am »

cooldude234: Too much for someone on a college budget ;)

Ok, the print finished. But much to my dismay, it turns out the X-Axis is reversed! All these prints and tests I've done, and not one of them has been asymmetrical until now. Figures. I kind of worried about it but I hoped for the best in this one :P Depending on $imon's verdict I may have to reprint it if the license plate location is critical. Rest assured I'm going to fix the issue with the printer asap.


I did run into some hiccups. Namely my computer went to sleep and the print halted while I was grocery shopping. However, I managed to dive into the existing g-code and adjust it so that it picked up from where it left off, so it's all good ;)

Youtube Timelapse:
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #68 on: March 26, 2012, 07:14:05 am »

Haha that's fine Raxx, a minor detail that doesn't really matter. Looking great though :) I like the small details on the back there.

It's amazing to see it come together in the timelapses too!
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #69 on: March 26, 2012, 11:33:34 pm »

Man, Raxx, I must admit I've been watching the progress of this thread of the past coupla weeks, and MAN, that's some sweet stuff. Cool to see $imon's model (looks to be) coming out so well, at least to me. The timelapses certainly do help visualize the whole process. Really sweet, dude, I'll definetly keep up with the progress on this thread!
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #70 on: April 20, 2012, 06:41:47 am »

Yay! Now that I'm on break and my body has rested from a bloody term I can think of what model to print now...

I'll just have to figure out what. I kind of want a character to be printed but, what would that entail Raxx? Is it better if I try to model and post it in such a way for it to come out in one piece or is it more efficient for it to be done in parts?
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #71 on: April 20, 2012, 06:55:10 am »

If it's near the proportions of a human, it is probably a lot more effective for it to be provided in parts. Not only does this mean it can be printed at a larger resolution, but appendages are tricky and doing it in pieces ensures that you can use almost any pose possible.

Be careful with the hands and other extremities or tiny details that stick out a lot. Try giving the character rock or paper hands, not scissors (if you get what I mean). Make sure everything is manifold. That is, one mesh with no overlapping polygons or holes.

It's a lot of specifics, but that's just how it is with this kind of printer ;) By the way, I've had to take a break from it due to school and some enhancements I intend to do to the printer before I begin printing again. Once summer break comes up in two weeks, I'll be on a roll!
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #72 on: April 20, 2012, 03:22:25 pm »

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. ;)

Very cool model 3Dgeek11. Would it be okay to modify and use your model for my Battlezone video game? It looks like it would make an awesome aircraft type for BZII. Let me know okay? Leroy.
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #73 on: April 20, 2012, 09:40:59 pm »

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. ;)

Very cool model 3Dgeek11. Would it be okay to modify and use your model for my Battlezone video game? It looks like it would make an awesome aircraft type for BZII. Let me know okay? Leroy.

Yeah, it's modeled after the game series Star Fox so it's not like I hold any rights.
So feel free. I bet an Arwing would be cool in BZII!
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #74 on: April 20, 2012, 10:41:15 pm »

 :) Thanks 3Dgeek11, BZII recently added AI support for the aircraft class, so the computer team can fly and operate the models. It's always best to ask for permission when using other artists work. I'm beginning to produce more advanced models with Anim8or, and getting myself used to the modeling tools. I'm thinking that I'll use A8 in conjunction with TS for some of the work like UV mapping, and possibly animating my models; it's awfully hard getting completely away from using Truespace. I may eventually write some sort of TS COB or SCN exporter, so I would be able to import my Anim8or models directly into TS. Currently, I can import A8 models into TS using several A8 supported formats including the X exporter that Raxx fixed up for me; 3DS and OBJ are also supported.
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