Post by mproteau (Paper Realms) on Jul 17, 2014 17:07:14 GMT -9
Quick comments - first, the files look GREAT. I love the ability to turn off the cutlines, and toggle the registration marks. Nicely done.
While it's a nice touch to ship older and newer cutfiles, it's not really necessary, since they're really identical save for the registration mark setting. It's not too unreasonable to default to the newer format - most people with an older machine are probably familiar enough with the process to know what to do.
Just my personal preference, but I like to see score lines and cutlines colored differently. My preference is score lines being blue to match the color they will be when you set the cut settings, and cutlines red. But, FDG standards are somewhat the inverse, and plenty of people don't care one bit.
page 03-04.studio3 has an extra cutline that overlaps a scoreline at the top of the page...
I'm psyched to see this with cutfiles. I didn't have a chance to try out the new cameo tonight - I had to actually redesign my desk so that it would fit - I've got in *under* my printer... Maybe this weekend I'll have time...
Post by mproteau (Paper Realms) on Jul 19, 2014 18:27:31 GMT -9
Almost done building the cloister model. It's really impressive - more amazing in person than in the pictures! Gak I can't wait to see more of what you guys produce! Really wonderful.
EDIT: I had mentioned the one ramp I built didn't come out great. It turns out I put in one piece upside-down, which explains the poor fit on both the top and bottom. Doh! Subsequent pieces came out perfect!
Post by mproteau (Paper Realms) on Jul 20, 2014 9:45:48 GMT -9
Everything tried to get in my way (I had to redesign my desk... I had to flush my printer tanks...) but it is done!
Here's one pic. I posted a couple others at my blog, though it is pretty evident I'm not a photographer...
What a great model. I have to admit I had a hard time assembling some parts, but perseverance pays off in the end. Edge. A lot. Dry-fit the pieces, figure out where there is likely to be a gap, or a fold sticking out, or two pieces that may not align perfectly. It's worth it.
I own a whole bunch of buildings, but NOTHING like this. Two thumbs up!
I'm not much of photographer either as you can see. I'll have to agree with mproteau on his suggestions was a fairly challenging build. Sorry about the quality of the photo I was being attacked by a hoard of house cats jumping up on my table while trying to take a pictures, believe it or not this was the best out of 5 pictures.
mproteau (Paper Realms): rag - the best thing to do is to pull the art out of the PDF and print straight from Silhouette Studio. That way you can ensure you have the registration marks you want, and the cutlines all line up. I have a video showing how to do this easily if needed.
Apr 30, 2021 5:14:39 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I thought they got rid of all their free accounts, but it looks like they re-thought that policy.
Apr 30, 2021 5:06:00 GMT -9
rag: mproteau - The plan is Worldworks' Titan Control. They have the cutfiles but the marks are in the old format - we'll see how it goes.
Apr 30, 2021 3:57:16 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): Oooh... I'm at 256 out of 1000 photos... so, I suppose at some point I'll fall over and look elsewhere... and have to fix up all my product listings! I'll use my space frugally.
Apr 30, 2021 3:46:35 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): I have all my photos on flickr, and have never paid anything...
Apr 30, 2021 3:45:37 GMT -9
Vermin King: I didn't realize Flickr accounts cost that much. Maybe I need to raid the Agence Eureka site and Esben Rasmussen photostream, too
Apr 29, 2021 12:52:47 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I think all the paper model stuff there can be found on this board anyway.
Apr 29, 2021 8:03:50 GMT -9
cowboyleland: In the old days the way to post pics here was through a service like Flickr. These days I have better uses for $8.99 and I am going to close my account www.flickr.com/photos/cowboyleland/ if you want to have a look B4 it is gone.
Apr 29, 2021 7:56:00 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): Also, a fine time to plug my Patreon :-P patreon.com/paperrealms ; I have a LOOOOT of cutfiles available for paper minis. It's all Silhouette compatible, and everything I make has a readme to cover any special considerations.
Apr 28, 2021 9:06:39 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): I currently use a v1 Cameo machine (they're on v4 now) and love it.
Apr 28, 2021 9:05:41 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): The Curio is interesting - it has a different carrier mechanism that enables embossing. Some folks like how it handles scoring more than the other machines (that perforate to make a 'score' line). I recommend the Portrait.
Apr 28, 2021 9:05:27 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): The CAMEO models are a bit pricier, and get you a wider feed, and multiple tool holders. Not essential features, but could be great depending on what else you want to do with your machine.
Apr 28, 2021 9:04:28 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): rag - I actually still have my Silhouette SD and it's still working great. The Silhouette Portrait is very much like the old SD machine. A workhorse without a ton of extras, it can handle Letter/A4 papercrafting just fine.
Apr 28, 2021 9:03:59 GMT -9