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Everything posted by kmanstudios

  1. For the geometry, I used a mixture of 3DS MAX 2016 for the basic geometry and 3D Coat for detailing, distressing and adding other details. In full disclosure, I did not make the skeleton parts that are in there (arm) and will be there. But I did greatly modify them. Printed on the S5 and UM3E in PLA. Painting is being done with brushed on acrylics over a primer. The acrylics are a combo of washes and dry brush.
  2. Good grief, I am slow. It took almost a full week to paint the books for the bookshelves. I also did a bit of starting to clean up the roll top desk.
  3. So, spent a majority of the day painting the Bookshelf and roll top desk. First, I disassembled the bookshelf and books that go into it. I had to be careful to take the books out in order since it took a while to get them into the proper place after printing them. So far, the bookshelf and roll top desk have just some basic washes on them with a bit of work to bring out detail. I still have to make the bookshelf a bit more 'wood grainy." But, I needed to see how it worked against the wall and floors. Who knows how long it will take to paint all those books, let alone the stuff that goes on the desk.
  4. So far, this is where I am on this project. I will have to adjust colours as I add pieces. Trying to figure what I will do to get this done is taking a lot longer than I had hoped. But it will be an evolving process. This is the preliminary paint job on the back walls and floor. These are the smaller parts I have painted as well. Again, will probably have to adjust the paint job once it starts getting put together. The arrows point to 'the other side' of the objects themselves as they had additional detail to view. Personally, I like the eyes in the skull crossed, looking up at the axe cleaving into the skull. 😁 Just to show how optimistic I was about the books. I had spent a lot of time thinking up jokey book titles for them. But the book is less than an inch in height. So, oh well, 'tis whut it 'tis........
  5. Way back in the day, Warren Publishing put out a set of black and white magazines. Creepy was one of those magazines and, the mascot was Uncle Creepy. Being the comics fan I am, plus having read the magazines when they were first released (yes....that old) I started this project a while back. This is the concept rendering: And, this is the beginnings of finishing the print. Still moving slow, but improving, so, if you like this, be patient as it has gazillions of parts to paint and assemble. All things printed, just need to be finalized. I had a large 5 sided plexi display case since it is much cheaper to not have them include a premade base. So, I designed the base for the print to sit on, but also let me create a nice 'show' base. This is the Base as it laid within the S5 buildspace. It is big, so it is on an angle. The white is the base and the beige part is a construct to minimize use of PVA. That stuff is expensive and difficult to print with. So, the less of it being used is always a plus. This shows the gap between the PLA construct and the base with just the tiny amount of PVA to deal with. This is the printed piece. I had to reload a material and that is why the divisions in colour. This is the painted base. I will probably do touch ups and refinement as time goes on. Now, for the walls and floor, it was just too big for a single print. This shows the breakup of the model into printable sections. This is how big: This is the main part sitting on the S5 Buildplate. This is the walls and floor assembled and primed sitting on the base. This is how the display case fits over the assembly. More to come as I finish pieces. I have no rhyme or reason for the order of things to be finished. For instance, I have painted a few small objects like the Coat of Arms shield. Not much, but, just out of order of parts finished to start building the piece of the whole.
  6. 👍 Gots a ways to go.....But, thanks :)
  7. Thank you :) . I am still working on getting the whole 'thing' together with getting the brain engaged, eye hand coordination, painting and the actual digital sculpting. I am so slow these days.......
  8. Took me forever to do this. And it is still rougher than I would have liked. 3D concept rendering: Finished piece:
  9. I am thinking that this has to do with which axis the program of origin has set as its 'up axis'. Cura uses 'Z Up'. Many programs use 'Y Up.' Check to see if Solidworks uses 'Y Up.' It is also possible to just rotate the object to proper orientation in Cura to compensate for this. Also, Solidworks may allow an export to 'Z Up.'
  10. Tried throwing a dart to see if landed. While I tried it a long time ago with the X-Strand, I have printed with PP and had no issues, but then, I was not pushing design boundaries. I was using compact, vertical designs in both X-Strand and UM PP. I can say that I remember making sure the plate was super duper clean and a very thin film of PVA. I was also in a very climate controlled room with low humidity.
  11. Thanks @cloakfiend 🙂 The surgery was back in January, but troubles persist. I cannot tell you how many prints are made, but due to fine motor control issues, I have not been able to finish them. Kinda hard to paint without fine motor control. Kinda makes sanding and finishing a bit difficult. Lots of issues that myself and the medical team are working to find ways to help things out. Just gotta remap the brain, if possible..... But, that print looks awesome :) Glad to hear that the 3D pen is working for you.
  12. This is a work in progress. Since surgery, I am working with some side effects (still) so, I am slow and having to work bunches to get around them. Printed on the S5. This is the model on the build plate. Still not finished. Gotta really sharpen details and work a bit more on the overall bust. Sliced, you can see the details disappear..... Print is rough as hell....After years of no PVA issues, getting them now... ☹️
  13. I do not know Tinkercad, so I ask about importing, or creating a vector line and just extrude without all the booleans?
  14. Maybe @fbrc8-erin may have some reference material she knows of.
  15. On a technicality, I would disagree about the manual leveling not helping. In a broader sense, it is good to do a manual leveling periodically to correct for the buildplate 'settling' by way of many things. Basically, the more level the buildplate the less correction the active leveling process goes through.
  16. I love it when our community does thins like this. 😁It is so nice to see people look after others that have different printers. Makes me feel like this is a real community. Though I do not have the printer, I really like this participation 👍
  17. It is also better for you to create your own profiles rather than depend on a blanket profile when it comes to materials as different manufacturers version of a material does vary as well as the machine it is printed on as well even the colour of the material.
  18. Note that I did not say that you changed anything. What I did mean, is that the printer definition in the supplied Cura with your product may not be the same as the definition that comes with Cura available to the masses. Nothing to do with what you are doing. The product's manufacturer just may have something in their supplied version that is different from the basic Cura available to everybody. I just think it may be the thing to look at due to the ginormous 'grey area' seen in your image. The .3mf file would let people see if it is indeed the skirt issue @ahoeben mentioned. Otherwise we are just guessing. I am sure this is frustrating to you when you do need a more solid answer.
  19. This sounds like a printer definition that is different from the the supplied copy of the program and the wide release of Cura. The greyed area referenced by @ahoeben seems to show this with the image you supplied. Edit: A supplied .3mf file would help in this as it would contain all the information of the Cura setup used.
  20. Supplying a project file would be very helpful. Otherwise, we are throwing guesses out there.
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