How Cool is this? [3D plastic model of a mesh from your game]

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  1. cliffski

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  2. princec

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    That is indeed very cool.

    Cas :)
     
  3. Nexic

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    How did you get that made? I'd love to get something like that for my desk :D
     
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    Yeah, I want something that cool too. So how expensive is hell?
     
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    That is amazing :)
    I'm making the list of things I want to do ... actually I would want to have the printer machine :O

    Will you paint it?
     
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    Very cool Cliff. I'd also like to know how much it cost and where you got it made.
     
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    Got one of those machines at work. Pricy though as you say.

    Nice model.
     
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    about $80 as I recall. Plus more for the little stand it sits on.
     
  9. Desktop Gaming

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    That all? Thought at least a couple of hundred.
     
  10. Nexic

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    Wow that's actually pretty cheap, considering a model of that size would probably set you back a good $100 or more if you wanted it from the Games Workshop. And this one is custom!

    EDIT: Nevermind, it's a bit smaller that I thought it was. Oh well, still pretty decent for a custom model.
     
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    Can you please make a video of you flying it around your office going pew pew pew?
     
  12. PoV

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    I 2nd this!
     
  13. FlySim

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    Nice model!
    You can get custom models built here:http://www.shapeways.com/

    They can even do metal. The price is based on volume.
     
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    The metal ones are way more expensive though :(
     
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    That's far cheaper than I thought. I'd have bought that for 50 quid.
    I wonder if they can do volume discounts? (Like, 50% off for a run of 100)

    Cas :)
     
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    I suspect not, because with 3d printing there is no mould, so the costs of 1 vs 1000 are pretty much the same, but I could be wrong.
     
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    I noticed a few people mentioned merchandising on your blog cliffski.

    Is it something you could do on mass? Wonder if you could you get the models made cheaply enough for it to be worth your while..
     
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    Cool! And not pricey, considering the tech is pretty cutting edge (no pun intended… it probably isn't 'cut' anyway...). Looks pretty intricate.
    Fans love these kind of unique items. Prizes in a (customer) draw?

    Collectors editions seem to be back in fashion. Assassins Creed contained that model character.

    Anyone remember the old Spectrum game 'Gyron' - gave away a Porsche to the first person to complete it. But, nowadays that would just be a hacker contest, so that might not work :rolleyes:
     
  19. FlySim

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    The volume of the model is how they price it - so hollow models are the way to go. I doubt multiple runs of the same model would save much - maybe some set up time.

    I saw one of the machines in action 20 years ago. The process was called stereolithography. Basically it was a big vat of polymer and a laser to cure it. They sliced up your model, cured one slice with the laser then dropped the model down to cure the next slice.

    These machines are getting cheaper - hope to have one in the garage some day :)
     
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    Does it look like the same quality you'd get with an injection mold? Or does it looks like it was cut as very thin "slices"?
     

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