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New competition

Post by benn » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:13 am

A quick little competition to the end of January. Your goal is to do a clay render of an object about 5cm x 5cm that it suitable for printing on a 3d printer.

There will be only one winner for this prize, and they will recieve an Indigo Competition Winner badge. Plus, they may also win a 'secret surprise'.

Entries will be judged on their modelling, and studio scene setup.

Some ideas:

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Re: New competition

Post by StompinTom » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:32 am

Sign meh oop.

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Re: New competition

Post by PureSpider » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:01 am

Count me in!

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Re: New competition

Post by Jambert » Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:51 pm

We should use same material? It sounds like a modeling competition

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Re: New competition

Post by fused » Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:19 pm

Jambert wrote:We should use same material? It sounds like a modeling competition
bascially it is one :)

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Re: New competition

Post by SaphireS » Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:07 am

What criteria makes a model 3D-printable?
Obviously no holes and normals pointing outside, but what else?
I suppose details < 1mm are not printable? Or what is the minimum size of details to be printed correctly?
Anything else to take care of?

Other than that I really like the idea of having a modeling-competition! :D
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Re: New competition

Post by Jambert » Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:50 am

I've made some few model for printing, details are 0.1mm.
Then, it depends of the material used, there are differents qualites... for cylender, don't use <2mm

Maybe a small doc with different materials (density, rigidity...) would be nice.

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Re: New competition

Post by Zom-B » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:04 am

Maybe a Material should be posted for everybody to use here!
Maybe something Zbrush style :)
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Re: New competition

Post by djegoo » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:13 am

wow
You mean this object mesuring 5x5x5 Cm approximatively is meant to be able to be made?
Does it have some modelling restrictions? not too smooth, not too square :lol: etc...
I hope i ll be able to do something interesting!

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Re: New competition

Post by benn » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:11 pm

If there is a secret prize of getting something 3d printed, I could not mention that. That'd be secret. And you'd spoil the freaking surprise.

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Re: New competition

Post by djegoo » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:10 am

ya, obviously, it would have been too easy to guess!! Hmm Secret prize!
No, the point of my question was that :
A quick little competition to the end of January. Your goal is to do a clay render of an object about 5cm x 5cm that it suitable for printing on a 3d printer.
but i have never seen a 3D printed stuff so even in modelling i don t know if what i am modelling is suitable for 3D printer :oops: (oh i feel so ashamed )

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Re: New competition

Post by StompinTom » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:30 am

Can be whatever you want as long as it's watertight! And depending on the material, detail shouldn't be less than like 0.5mm or so... Other than that, in my experience, anything goes!

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Re: New competition

Post by PureSpider » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:54 am

Check the materials at http://www.shapeways.com/materials/
Bottom right on the "more details" pages they tell you the minimum detail size 8)

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Re: New competition

Post by djegoo » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:59 pm

WOW thank you guys this is so useful!

oH by the way, "clay render" means that the object has to be in the "clay" preset material for example? or that the whole scene has to be in only one mat? or for example i could have the object trying to simulate one of the plastics from the link above, and it could be on some wooden table or etc...?

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Re: New competition

Post by dakiru » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:41 am

As the Bender is one of the funniest guy in Zombobox (TV). :mrgreen:
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Guys, where are your submissions? :)

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