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About cloakfiend

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    Lord of Acetone
  • Birthday 01/01/1969

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  • Field of Work
    R&D / Exploration
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    GB
  • 3D printer
    Ultimaker 2 with 35w heater PLA and acetone

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  1. Now I just use zephyr free. I dont need much more. 50 photo limit is plenty! My scans came out great here is a door knocker raw scan..
  2. Im in Barcelona at the moment checkin out Gaudis style. Did a few scans we'll see how good they come out when I get back!. Also finally started to paint my nakedish lady. Will post pics soon. Doing some concrete molds as well looking good. Shame I have a job to do.... just not enough hours in the day! Keep it up k-man always an inspiration!!
  3. What material is that just out of interest? Looks a bit like CF Dutch Orange?
  4. I hear you about the motor skills, It taken me many years just to gain the ones I have at the moment. Given time brains luckily tend to remap themselves so fingers crossed for you!! Will be posting some pics for your entertainment soon!!!
  5. Hope the surgery went well @kmanstudios! and wishing you a speedy recovery!! I need some of your inspiration. I've been mainly working on speed optimized support structure generation for my models. But I've also done tons of scanning and finally used my 3D pen for urgent work!!! To those without 3d pens, If you have big holes or massive welds to do, there is no better tool! I printed replacement arms for my model because elements on the others were wrong, so rather than printing the entire thing again, I simply reprinted the arm and helmet and then welded them together using the same colour filament in a few mins, then dremelled it down and a touch of filler and job done. only using filler this would have taken way too long and no glue was used at all.
  6. I agree, as some people may think they need to subscribe to something and just not bother clicking. The word 'Join' may frighten them away. I didn't click on it because I thought well I don't want to join because I am already a member? but maybe thats just me! lol.
  7. Made this model to go into space! Yay! Makes a change from my usual black background! The black of space!!!
  8. Phone cams tend to be better for photogrametry as there tends to be more in focus. Its the moving subject thats the main issue. Thats why masking is key plus some basic pointcloud cleanup. Makes a world of difference. Dont forget that even breathing will ruin a scan to some extent hence using masks to separate. Try to do it on a plain backgrounc if your gonna be masking... just goes a lot faster.
  9. It was tricky before but now its easy and free and even offline. I used zephyr lite. It has a limit of only 50 photos but seeing as that is plenty for a bust its fine. There is also an included mask maker, so you highlight the subject and separate it from the background. Its super quick and easy, even though it still takes a bit of time doing it 50 times, but its so worth it. I wish Autodesk had a free small photo limit. But the masking makes a massive difference. Ive used tons of these proggies and this one has it all. But sorry PC only.
  10. Thanks! Im going paint a few now. I scanned half my museum! Lolz. Filament is a bit poor. Too old ?? Who knows.
  11. Just thought I'd try to print some glasses on a model rather than adding ,(my photogrammetry scanned cousin). Glasses were scanned separately on a table by the way. Printing worked great but made the eyes harder to clean up being behind the glasses. Default support settings. Sprayed white. I'm starting to experiment with paint now... Pooh brown colorfabb at 0.06 Hopefully ill have a model in space by Monday, fingers crossed.
  12. That is a very good scan indeed!! Im so used to touching up scans now its usually faster to just model the darn things from scratch, but that always add 'artistic' elements. I only scan using photogrametry. Yours looks much higher res. Out of curiosity how much is that scanner? Im assuming its very expensive? I always try and justify buying a 3d scanner... yet to find a real case which photogrametry cant answer. If I couldnt model a laser scanner would be my only option but until now exact scae hasnt been required. The benefits of Photogrametry is that its essentially free assuming you have a camera, or camera phione. and crappy cameras with 9-16Mp sensors produce better scans imo. But again a great scan and a great print!!
  13. I was just looking today and I also noticed this! I couldnt find it at first. I think it could be more visible, but I also understand you wanting to keep your own advice on the headings as the main point of reference!
  14. Id try to weld them together. The question is if there is a 3d pen that would work with that filament. Ive had great luck in bonding pla with a 3d pen. Not sure if it will be as good for pp though? I preffer welding to gluing as its less visible after a quick sand.
  15. Just used my oldskool um2 after a looong time away due to having newer printers. It prints as good as the day I bought it!! Still one of best or the best in my opinion. Havent got a um2+ but cant imagine it being any better for my purposes.
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