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Janro

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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #75 on: April 21, 2012, 02:50:47 am »

@Raxx: How would the appendages be attached together? I presume we'd stick it together ourselves right?

I saw the pictures but I'm curious, is the texture of the printed object like how it looks or is it somehow smoother than it seems?
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #76 on: April 21, 2012, 02:27:37 pm »

Janro- There's a 3D printer in my Engineering class at school. The texture is pretty rough to me.  It pretty much feels like hard sandpaper. Hey that's a good idea, sand it and it might be smoother! (if it doesn't ruin the color)
Edit: actually this is a different kind of printer so it might be different. The one we have is the kind that uses the glue and powder
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cooldude234

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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #77 on: April 21, 2012, 10:10:28 pm »

actually this is a different kind of printer so it might be different. The one we have is the kind that uses the glue and powder

Those ones are EXPENSIVE!! and they take a lot of material.
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #78 on: April 22, 2012, 01:01:31 am »

Must be why we only have one. lol
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #79 on: April 25, 2012, 07:57:35 pm »

Whoops, thought I replied here Janro...yes, you can stick it together yourself, or I can do it, whichever. The texture is pretty much how it looks. It's not extremely rough, but you can run your fingernail across the surface and feel each groove. So the larger the better, though if it's too large then I may not be able to make it ;)

It'll take a little bit of work to give it a decent surface and paint job, but that may be worth it depending on how much you like your 3d art...

[edit] I finally decided to test sanding it down. It turns out that if you use 220 grit sandpaper, you can successfully smooth down the surface so that there aren't the ridges from the layers anymore. It clouds the surface so that it's no longer shiny in the areas that's sanded, but you can always prime and paint it easily using spray paint or an airbrush, thus giving it a consistent surface. You can go over it with finer grit sandpaper after the 220 initial sweep, to give it a smoother surface and therefore better quality paint job, if you're really into it...
« Last Edit: April 25, 2012, 08:09:00 pm by Raxx »
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Re: Free offer to print your model!
« Reply #80 on: May 01, 2012, 06:33:33 am »

Hmmm sounds promising.I guess it's time for me to get back to figuring out what to have printed xD

Good grief, I never knew I could be so indecisive ><
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