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@MealeaYing: Yeah the planning aspect is something I attempt to do at the start; it doesn't always go as planned thou :) If I am just going to do something for rendering I can end up modeling sloppier, use camera angles to cheat things, and not worry about watertight meshes. The Robots on this thread where I was using surface noise would never be able to be printed; and I would basically need to start over on them if they ever needed to be printed. @slothkins: Working on reprinting the first 16 in the Grey Resin then I will be creating images of all of them together. I probably won't start the image process till next week; gonna take a break and go to sleep earlier this week since March is finally over :) Here are the final robots for the month! -Joseph

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Next five :) Down to the last week of the Challenge. -Joseph

  • MealeaYing
    03-27-17
    [TABLE="width: 777"] [TR] [TD]Looking at your tutorial more in relation to how I make things has taught me a lot more than just 3D printing stuff, its taught me that I literally plan nothing before I do it and that's one of the big reasons so many...
  • slothkins
    04-01-17
    For some reason I didn't get an email update on this thread even though I thought I was subscribed? Anyways - great bunch. Do you have a collected group shot for the whole month? Would be great to see!
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@MealeaYing: =) Next five! Getting close to the end of the month :) -Joseph

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Here are the next five :) Halfway though the month! -Joseph

  • MealeaYing
    03-17-17
    THAT was awesome. Thank you!
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@keridan: Thanks for the kind words! Glad to hear the information is of value :) Here are the next five; same process as in the image tutorial. All robots are printed at 33.1mm/1.5in in the longest dimension. They take roughly 4-5 hours at the highest resolution on the Form2. -Joseph

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@slothkins, @MealeaYing: Here is a quick image breakdown of the process :) The main thing for 3D Printing is to make sure any intersecting geometry is solid and intersecting correctly. Then after the modeling is completed I merge all the subtools together then convert them to a Dynamesh. Dynamesh will weld everything together, get rid of the internal geometry, and generate a watertight mesh. After the Dynameshing is done I just check to make sure that it is indeed solid then I decimate it down to around 250k. After that I just export and print. Shapeways/Sculpteo both check with a lot of scrutiny to make sure that the print doesn't fail (since failure is money and time lost for them.) I find that some of the restrictions often times will print fine on a consumer level printer. -Joseph

  • keridan
    03-08-17
    .... valuable and generous post Joseph, a very complete set of many printing tips all in one infographic. This post alone can help anybody, whether their 1st print or 500th. You are amazing. Cheers, Keridan
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It's March again and for some reason I have decided to participate in the March of Robots and create another 31 robots using ZBrush + Keyshot + Printed on the Form2 :) The March of Robots is an Instagram sketch challenge hosted by Dacosta! aka Chocolatesoop (https://www.instagram.com/chocolatesoop/.) The goal is to draw a new robot illustration each day for 31 days (My drawing skills are sub par at best so I go the route of creating the Robots in 3D.) More information on the event can be found here: https://marchofrobots.com/ Each of my submissions to the event are creating inside of ZBrush. I have been sculpting them out in the evenings taking ~ 1.5 hours from start to final color version in Keyshot. After the model is created I send them to Formlab's Preform using the 3D Print Hub (https://pixologic.com/zbrush/downloadcenter/zplugins/) and print them overnight. Printed versions are 38.1mm / 1.5" in the longest dimension. I will be posting these in groups of 5 here on ZBC :) The robots can also be viewed on my Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/piggyson/ March 01 March 02 March 03 March 04 March 05 -Joseph

  • slothkins
    03-06-17
    They're back, better than ever! Please consider recording a demo of your process of creating one of these guys, from start to 3d print. I'd really love to see it! (and I bet lots of others would too!)
  • MealeaYing
    03-06-17
    [TABLE="width: 777"] [TR] [TD]@Slothkins: Yep, I would. I have had no luck figuring this stuff out, I cant be paying a place like ShapeWays a thousand bucks for something Im not even sure I want, and besides, they have rejected every single thing I...