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    Default Lowering the Topology for Printing and Exporting

    Here are two more image tutorials. One on using Decimation Master to reduce the polycount of the model for printing (I hope everyone already knows how to do this ;) ) The second covering using the 3D Print Exporter to export out the SubTools as separate *.STL files that are all scaled correctly :)

    Hope these help!





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    what kind of paint did you use to get the metallic effect?
    thank you for all the awesome tutorial images too!

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    This is awesome Joseph!! Thanks for sharing your pipeline to 3D print in Zbrush. Already learned some tips!

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    I liked your technique. Excellent job.

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    Well deserved TOP TOW!
    Thanks for sharing all this tips and workflows!


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    Once again, good job with that man! Makes me wanna buy a 3d printer for sure... and have a kid! Hahahaha
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    @marcus_civis, enishi, TonimaAkter, ][-][4Z4R][)): Thanks!

    @Marco Splash:
    Hah! You need to start 3D printing for sure! (and I recommend the kid aspect as well; it's a blast.)

    @spaceboy412:
    Here is an image of the items I used for finishing (I will be creating tutorial images covering the process.)



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    a video of you making that helmet after being printed would have been great nice piece
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    Thanks Piggyson for the materials list. I've been using Mr.Surfacer 1000, sanding to 12k and then using Alclad and Future over Shapeways WSF so its always nice to see alternatives to that.

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    Amazing work!

    What setting did you use to get the ZModeler crease tool to give you those nice bevels? Whenever I use it, it just tends to force my edges into the sharpest possible 90 degree angles.

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    Joseph, are you using the paste wax for final polish on the metallic paint?
    never tried in my workflow, just curious if it is something i should try. thx
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    Very well done!
    All of them. Helmet, print & kid for sure
    Thanks for presenting this detailed workflow.


    Btw. If you wanna go crazy in sanding, look for "micro mesh" (no joke ) pads. These are between polishing wax and sanding going up to 12000! Awesome. Use it here for even polishing clear parts.

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    Thumbs up What a ...

    ...Tutorial!

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    This is great! only tried small 3D prints but this has inspired me to try something bigger would love to do a helmet thanks for the tutorial
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