Post by cowboyleland on Jan 19, 2016 4:58:00 GMT -9
Definitely not for hobbyists at that price and the products aren't durable enough to use as working parts. Unless it takes off as an art form of its own I think oldschooldm is right. It is technology, so the price could come down.
On the other hand, maybe it's the herd that is crazy.
A ream of paper for every model? How many knives does it take to make one of those models?
... and then there's the adhesive and it's applicator - we've never had problems with those. :-)
I predict a swift death for this approach.
Actually, compared to the cost of true high-end rapid prototyping technology this one gives excellent results at a fairly reasonable price and it will result in a full-colour model that is not only dramatically sturdier than the current alternatives, but far more detailed. This probably won't catch on with the average home user, but I don't think it's meant to anyway. It will be used by firms in architecture, industrial design, engineering, mining and surveying and I imagine it will be hugely successful in those markets if nowhere else.
I like that it is using paper and not plastic. I agree with Kevin, it will be a great product for designers to visualize their ideas but not affordable for home users at that price (and size).
All the samples of 3D printers I have seen so far looked rough as you would always be able to see the slices. Not sure how thin paper would improve this.
But in general I think this is the future. I believe that soon even major toy brands like Hasbro etc. will start to think about selling 3D files for at least (upgrade) parts or even full products that will be printed at home.
woosh: also, where can i find cool ships and mechs? im looking particularly for any spider tanks or spider mechs. ive seen the site with all the mechwarrior papercrafts and ive made a couple of those but none of them are especially spider-like
Apr 7, 2019 12:38:49 GMT -9
woosh: ebbles sent me here when i asked about his ud41 utility dropship, and that hed seen a mod that had 4 engines, which id like to try
Apr 7, 2019 12:37:22 GMT -9
woosh: i was typing up a thread and it said it was too big. soooo whatever
Apr 7, 2019 12:36:03 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sorry, long day yesterday ...
Apr 7, 2019 4:37:09 GMT -9
woosh: is anyone currently online?
Apr 6, 2019 19:10:30 GMT -9
woosh: hello! i am new. im currently typing up a thread in the 'say hi' forum
Apr 6, 2019 19:09:52 GMT -9
okumarts: ANYONE can do it!
Apr 2, 2019 9:46:48 GMT -9
chiefasaur: Sweet tutorial! Now I know how to make paper minis ;P
Apr 1, 2019 19:15:04 GMT -9
oldschooldm: Yup. More power to anyone who tries it. It will only whet the appetite for people who want paper minis that were designed to be paper minis. :-) Fronts and Backs FOREVER! :-) [... it's bait, don't bite it! ... ]
Mar 25, 2019 8:13:22 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Now I have seen it. It doesn't advance our hobby, but anyone with half a brain who wanted 2nd rate figures could easily figure this out for themselves so I guess he isn't doing any harm.
Mar 19, 2019 17:53:59 GMT -9
berneart76: well, this is fun, (not) transferring all my papercrafting sets into the cloud. The stuff I got from DriveTrhruRPG was simple with their library desktop app,but my other stuff, sometimes with multiple duplicate copies is entertaining.
Mar 1, 2019 15:44:32 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King I usually use a mix of drybrush/watercolor/photocopy and occasionally posterizing at different levels of opacity.
Feb 26, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King, that's similar to the enhancing that I do on my texturing. I've found that sometimes I need to scale up or scale down the image (usually by 50 or 25 percent down or 200 or 300 percent up) to make get the enhancements to look "right"
Feb 26, 2019 20:44:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: On the zebras, I did multiple enhancements and cartoon filters and used them at 100%, and they still didn't look that different than the photos
Feb 26, 2019 12:27:26 GMT -9
Vermin King: When I make a figure or terrain piece based on a photo, I clean it up and align things to look 'right', then I create another layer and do enhancing and cartoonizing on it. I then adjust opacity over the photo image until it looks good. On the zebras,
Feb 26, 2019 12:26:35 GMT -9
Vermin King: berneart76, do you mean giving them green or purple manes and tails? and a few piercings? maybe a cig hanging out of their mouths?
Feb 26, 2019 12:24:18 GMT -9