Valve + Shapeways Tutorial: 3D Print Your Video Game Models

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Valve+Shapeways: Converting 3D assets for video games into 3D printable design files. This tutorial is designed to help you asses 3D video game models and adjust aspects of them to make them successfully printable in the various materials Shapeways offers. From 3D render to 3D print.

Shapeways hosted its first DIY 3D making party!

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” “My friend and I had a lot of fun at the Shapeways maker party,” said Ruth Gallogly, a communications and marketing consultant who works with creative brands like Shapeways.

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Your First Shapeways Print: Tips and Tricks for Success

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Dhemerae will never forget her first Shapeways print: It was 2012, and the print was a sculptural cross between origami and Platonic solids that I had already printed large-scale on my university’s ProJet 660 sandstone printer and would later evolve into my college thesis.

Shapeways Education Grant Stories: Edu Fiorin’s Bespoke Guardian Jacket

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Read on to learn how Shapeways helped expand Edu’s product development process behind the Guardian Jacket. Want Shapeways to sponsor your school project? 2D Render of the Guardian Jacket.

Time to Apply: Shapeways Education Grant Deadline Is Mar. 25

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Applications for the Spring 2018 Shapeways Education Grant are ending on Sunday, March 25th — that’s this week! The team at Shapeways is excited to support the next generation of 3D printing innovation through our Education Grant Program. 25 appeared first on Shapeways Magazine.

ShapeJS 2.0 Real Time Development Just Got Easier

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Shapeways releases version 2.0 and can be rendered in real time. The new renderer is server-based to protect the author’s content from being borrowed and reduce the client side requirements. Image-based rendering. of the ShapeJS language and development environment.

12 More Gifts for the Sophisticated People In Your Life

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We think it’s possible to find the perfect gift for everyone at the Shapeways Marketplace. This human-designed and 3D printed gem echoes the real formation of the desert rose crystal , rendered in rainbow hues. Browse the Shapeways Marketplace for more unique statement gifts.

Triton Dynamics: 3D Printed Swimming Flipper for Amputees

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Thankfully, with the help of 3D printing and Shapeways’ EDU program , Shawn Jones, a former design student at Northeastern University, has been able to take that concept and make it into a reality. My first goal was to create an entire prosthetic leg and flipper,” Jones told Shapeways.

5 Awesome Beginner’s 3D Design Programs

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3D printing your creations with Shapeways is easy, but designing your 3D models can get a little bit tricky. For all of its strengths, Sculptris still lacks the power to fully render 3D models like a fully-fleshed-out program a la ZBrush could.

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Introducing Improved Product Discovery

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Today, we are proud to announce that we are further improving the way shoppers can discover great products on Shapeways. From the beginning, Shapeways has allowed users to upload a 3D model and see it become a 3D print. Community New Features Product Shapeways

12 More Gifts for the Sophisticated People In Your Life

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at the Shapeways Marketplace. This human-designed and 3D printed gem echoes the real formation of the desert rose crystal , rendered in rainbow hues. Browse the Shapeways Marketplace for more unique statement gifts. Get a head start on 2019 gift shopping (or treat yourself!)

Scanning Stories: Making 3D Selfies with Itseez3D for iPad

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When you have access to wifi, select Cloud Processing, and in 15 minutes you’ll have a stunning high-definition render. The post Scanning Stories: Making 3D Selfies with Itseez3D for iPad appeared first on Shapeways Magazine.

With the CHIL-DISH Project, Kids’ Designs Jump off the Page

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That’s why, every year, we sponsor the CHIL-DISH Project , a chance for kids to see their 2D drawings rendered in 3D by designers, then printed by Shapeways. Geplaatst door Shapeways op zondag 23 oktober 2016.

How I Made the Ring That Made Her Say Yes

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Yes, I did that because I work at Shapeways and have access to amazing technology and talented people, but also because I wanted my wedding to have custom touches, to be meaningful for my family and friends and not just a commercialized, cookie cutter event.

Thanks to You

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Together, we’re shaping and bringing these ideas to life, from 3D renders to amazing finished products — many of which would never have existed without digital manufacturing. We wouldn’t exist without you, our makers.

The App That Tricks the Eye

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This will provide you with a render of your design as well as an estimated quote. Once you are satisfied with the design, you may save your design for later or upload directly to Shapeways.

How Our Etsy E-Commerce Integration Helped Grow Cityscape Rings’ Business

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The Shapeways X Etsy E-Commerce Integration is a seamless way for Etsy shop owners to manage their orders and fulfillment directly on Shapeways. Below is her Shapeways story. IT ONLY TAKES SHAPEWAYS 2 TO 3 WEEKS TO CREATE AND SHIP THE SAME AMOUNT.

Card Holder Design Challenge

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But where are you going to put all those plastic tickets to Shapeways, Applebees and Amazon? Create an accessory compatible with any standard gift card or credit card, then share the render and link in our forums. Upload Your Design to Shapeways.

idesign Challenge 2016 : Get $15 towards prototyping

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All Submission are due by Sunday October 13th at 12 PM EST. Shapeways Money will be processed the following week. Upload Your Design to Shapeways. Open up a Shapeways shop (if you don’t already have one). In life there are some things you can always count on.

Stacking 3D Models for Bulk Printing

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Shapeways prices depend on many factors, including how much space is taken up in the printers, how much material is used, and other processing considerations. Photos and renders of stacked objects aren’t always the clearest way to show off your product.

Kate Szabone on Giving Jewelry Customers Creative Freedom

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We’re huge fans of the delicately lovely (and totally unique) jewelry in Kate Szabone and her daughter Lexi’s Shapeways shop, Duet Designs. I began selling on Shapeways a few years ago, with my daughter Lexi, through our shop, Duet Designs.

Tutorial Tuesday 2: Full-Color Printing and Character Models

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We’ll pick up where we left off last time, with a second round of design and printing tutorials from right here at Shapeways. There are lots of options for 3D printing in one color or finish at a time, but just one if you want to print multi-color objects at Shapeways: Full Color Sandstone.

Printocracy Quotation Web Application For Your 3D Printing Business

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Printocracy started as a quoting aggregator for 3D printing, uploading and quoting parts through iMaterialise, Shapeways, Scuplteo and other services.

Why 3D Printing Might Be Good for Your Jewelry Business

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3D printing allows for a higher level of connection with your clients, allowing you to better understand their needs and, in a matter of hours, enabling you to show renders of 3D models for instant feedback.

The World at Your Fingertips: Ola Shekhtman’s Cityscape Ring Collection

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Shekhtman’s rings retail on Etsy , Shopify , and Uncommon Goods , as well as on the Shapeways Marketplace. She placed an order with Shapeways, and in two weeks, a prototype arrived at her desk. Shekhtman x Shapeways. Shapeways can produce this amount in 2-3 weeks.

Jorge Rojas’ New Jewelry Collection is Meant To Be Gifted

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Now, with 4 years of 3D design experience under his belt, Rojas is utilizing the state-of-the-art 3D printing services offered by Shapeways to create a new, ultramodern collection which marries organic forms, shapes and elements with cutting-edge technologies to create unique, evocative pieces of wearable art. According to Rojas, when a jewel is gifted, it then takes on an emotion, which becomes a memory, and is rendered an intrinsic part of the jewel.

Tutorial Tuesday 26: Oops, Now Your Photos Are TOO Good!

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So, you read Tutorial Tuesday 20: Taking Better Photographs of Your 3D Prints , and now you have a photo light box and/or a nice clip-on macro lens or whatnot, and your photographs are so good they almost look like renders. The only problem is… now your photos look like renders!

Switching It Up: Accessories for Your Nintendo Switch

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A few Shapeways designers have put themselves to the task of making the game console even better. When you charge the Switch, its bulky charging dock covers the Switch screen, rendering the device unplayable unless you connect it to a TV.

Tutorial Tuesday 16: Mathematica Brings the Mathematical Bling

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One place to find great Mathematica models is Henry Segerman’s Shapeways shop, Mathematical Art. Another great Shapeways shop for models created with Mathematica is MathArtShop by Christopher Hanusa, a mathematics professor from Queens College of the City University of New York.

Brand Spotlight: ALEPHba Jewelry

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I think it started about a year ago when Efthymia and I wanted to get a gift for a common friend and I remember I just had heard of Shapeways at the time and I really wanted to try it out. Render of the collection by ALEPHba.

Vectary Tutorial 2: Make a New Body for an RC Car

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We continue our tutorials for the free, online 3D modeling tool Vectary with a step-by-step guide on how to redesign a chassis for an RC car and 3D print it with Shapeways. At bottom left, switch the render view to Shaded to see the geometry. Confirm your order on the Shapeways site.

Earn $15 for Free: Join the Ornament CustomMaker Challenge

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For this challenge, design a unique holiday ornament, upload it to Shapeways.com, enable CustomMaker to let your customers personalize it and share it with the community to get $15 in Shapeways Money. Upload Your Design to Shapeways. Ornament CustomMaker Challenge!

Materials Explainer: 3D Printing in Cast Metal

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Cast metals at Shapeways combine the cutting-edge technology of 3D printing with the lost-wax casting process developed by humans thousands of years ago. Most cast-metal products from Shapeways are jewelry, given size constraints and the cost of materials.

Get 15$ by completing the Keychain CustomMaker Challenge

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For this challenge, design a keychain, upload it to Shapeways.com, enable CustomMaker to let your customers personalize it and share it with the community to get $15 in Shapeways Money. Upload Your Design to Shapeways. Open up a Shapeways shop (if you don’t already have one).

11 Things to Check Before Sending Your 3D Model for Printing

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But wait – even though your model automatically went through Shapeways’ own printability checks upon upload, there are still a few tests and checks that you can run to make sure your printing is as smooth as possible. If designing for Full Color Sandstone, check that your Shapeways render matches your expectations. The post 11 Things to Check Before Sending Your 3D Model for Printing appeared first on Shapeways Magazine.

Love & Robots: Truly Unique, Customizable Jewelry (Hint: Perfect for Gifting)

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An animated render of the product sits on the left waiting for you to personalize. Share your designs with us @Shapeways, we’d love to see what you make next (from scratch, or with a little help!).

Best of Tutorial Tuesday: Full-Color Printing and Character Models

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We’ll pick up where we left off last time, with a second round of design and printing tutorials from right here at Shapeways. There are lots of options for 3D printing in one color or finish at a time, but just one if you want to print multi-color objects at Shapeways: Full Color Sandstone.

Working With Trademarks

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This is the fourth in a series of posts about different types of rights that could be involved with models and files here at Shapeways. Preliminary artist’s rendering of ShapeBoard. Preliminary artist’s rendering of the ShapeBoard logo.

Holiday Planning Tips: #2 Review and Refresh Your Products This Season

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If you’re not sure how to categorize your products, have a look at the Shapeways marketplace and check out how similar products are labeled. It’s best to use photos of printed products instead of 3D renderings. The post Holiday Planning Tips: #2 Review and Refresh Your Products This Season appeared first on Shapeways Magazine.

Holiday Planning Tips: #3 Attach the Best Images to Your Products

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It’s simple: People love photos and Shapeways’ audience is no exception. Default renders” of unrealized products don’t give shoppers the confidence to make the purchase because they can’t visualize what the actual products will look like. Most of the top selling 3D products here at Shapeways include videos, so it’s clear that going the extra mile certainly pays off in the long run. So you’ve taken the time to review your products and our material cutoff dates. Great!

Tutorial Tuesday 45: Make One Billion Snowflakes With the Snowflake Machine

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Step 4: Upload your snowflake STL to Shapeways. If you want to make a fancy ornament on one of Shapeways’ SLS printers, then go to Shapeways and click “Upload”, then upload your STL file. Here’s how our snowflake looks on its Shapeways product page.

EARN $5 : PHONE CASE CUSTOMMAKER CHALLENGE!

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Design a phone case, upload it to Shapeways.com, enable CustomMaker to let your customers personalize it and share it with the community to get $5 in Shapeways Money. Shapeways will also choose our favorite models to be printed, professionally photographed and included in promotional material.

How I Created The Perfect Engagement Ring

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Find an Experienced 3D Designer with Shapeways. It’s pretty tricky to get a sense of how proportions will work by looking at pictures and renders so it’s helpful to take a look in person if you can, even if it’s a regular jewelry shop.