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    Simon, this depends on the software that makes...

    Simon, this depends on the software that makes the toolpaths (CADCAM) for the CNC machine. The service you are mentioning probably wants a nurbs (CAD) file instead of a mesh.

    If the nurbs file is...
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    Thanks for that info. I understand if you...

    Thanks for that info.

    I understand if you can't comment where you work, but I'd like to have specific examples of services that are milling from meshes next time I get someone telling me it can't...
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    Thanks for sharing those Travis. The CAM...

    Thanks for sharing those Travis.

    The CAM system for the CNC stone cutting machine could accept triangulated files ...?

    I've had some limited contact with manufactures in that industry that...
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    Many CAD apps make poor meshes from nurbs...

    Many CAD apps make poor meshes from nurbs surfaces and I have seen others using ZBrush to retopo CAD meshes for various reasons, including better rendering.

    I am hoping for a new surface geometry...
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    "I use a lot of CAD in this project. Here, for ...

    "I use a lot of CAD in this project. Here, for example, a few pictures of executive drawings i'm working on. Quite a messy. But i just want give a "hand made" touch to it."

    I am trying to...
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    "In a dome the scheme of building is a bit more...

    "In a dome the scheme of building is a bit more sophisticated. But anyway this is obviously that there is to challenges - build the hi-poly dome, and build a low poly dome. And as soon as the...
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    Sculpterra, it appears you have a 3d model and...

    Sculpterra, it appears you have a 3d model and some renderings of the dome. I am confused about what you mean by "visualise", since it appears you have already visualized it

    What more do you...
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    Great stuff Mark, I have enjoyed your work over...

    Great stuff Mark, I have enjoyed your work over the years and there are not many that I have seen such as yourself that create images that transcend the tool(s) used to make them.
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    Matt, you mentioned you are moving away from...

    Matt, you mentioned you are moving away from Freeform. How are you now converting your meshes to nurbs, or are you using Geomagic for that?
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    Joseph, This script goes a long way toward...

    Joseph,

    This script goes a long way toward addressing many of the same issues I have run into with using ZBrush to make bas-reliefs with absolute dimensions. Congrats on that:D

    The troubling...
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    Alan, you could contact...

    Alan, you could contact https://www.vectorart3d.com/ if you are not aware of them. I don't know how they work with artists. You work is certainly equivalent or better quality than what is shown...
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    Thanks for that link, definitely have to watch...

    Thanks for that link, definitely have to watch those a few times.
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    Did you create a poly group for each side?

    Did you create a poly group for each side?
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    There are some ripples or dimples in the surface...

    There are some ripples or dimples in the surface I notice in the purple image (6), but I don't see these in the photos of the finished piece.

    How did you remove or smooth those out? Or perhaps...
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    I love the design and detail. I understand why...

    I love the design and detail.

    I understand why you would choose ZBrush for the ornamental detail. Did you use another program for the shell or structure?
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    Not a new invention, photopolymer is used in many...

    Not a new invention, photopolymer is used in many signage applications
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    Photosensitive resin? ... by projecting an...

    Photosensitive resin?

    ... by projecting an image (heightmap/displacement map) onto the liquid resin so that it cures as shown in your photo?
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    Very nice, the details are wonderful There's...

    Very nice, the details are wonderful

    There's an image that looks like the finished piece. Was it CNC milled and then coated or sprayed?
  19. Hi Scott, I like your style, and from what I...

    Hi Scott,

    I like your style, and from what I see here you are fairly free to produce really complicated shapes in your process.

    I am curious though, because I don't see any work here that looks...
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    Hi Zealouse, I have spoken with a few people...

    Hi Zealouse,

    I have spoken with a few people who are using ArtCAM or Type3 and found them limiting in creating true 3d models. ZBrush can do things ArtCAM or Type3 cannot; however, 3d modeling...
  21. Thread: .OBJ organizer?

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    Deep Exploration at...

    Deep Exploration at http://www.righthemisphere.com will generate thumbnails from many different formats, including OBJ. I know $149 is not cheap, but it is primarily a file converter.

    Here's a...
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    Yeah, its pretty funny, and I think they could...

    Yeah, its pretty funny, and I think they could add some stuff on avoiding flame wars. Like one should have a certain sensitivity to the feelings of others in the forum before you go posting something...
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    Hi Malloc, Carrara4Pro has a lot of bang for...

    Hi Malloc,

    Carrara4Pro has a lot of bang for the buck, and the Carrara plugin development community is growing. I decided on Carrara because I simply did not have the budget for Max or Maya and...
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    Deep Exploration will export an STL that has...

    Deep Exploration will export an STL that has worked just fine in my machining application, DeskProto, which will handle surfaces as well as solids. The potential issue with STL format is that some...
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    Hi sshark, Good work on the skull, you'll have...

    Hi sshark,

    Good work on the skull, you'll have to post more photos when you get other ZBrush models printed.

    Deep Exploration www.righthemisphere.com is also a good translator for polygonal...
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