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Moustache-twirling Princeps




We'll find out soon enough eh.

 Rolsheen wrote:
What program do most people use for the 3d designing?



That's a complex answer tbh.

For 3D modelling in the same style as is done for videogame assets etc, there's Blender, Rhino, 3DS Max and a few more. Blender is free and so the default, despite having a notoriously unintuitive interface(they seem to have fixed this with a huge revamp in the latest version, 2.8, but since it's pretty recent most of the tutorial resources you can find online are for 2.78 and before). You can get Max for a few years with a student license(the process amounts to them asking "you a student? OK, where? Fine there you go" so functionally it's free for everyone for a few years), then paid. Less free tutorials, but still some. Rhino is 100% paid, I've no experience with it.

Then you have the more unique programs like Zbrush and Sculptris. They work more like "virtual sculpting putty"(that's a radical oversimplification, but it gets the general idea across). Zbrush can also do "hard surface" work, but has its own way of going about it that takes some time to figure out. It's expensive as hell, but well regarded - Sculptris is kind of the red headed stepchild and has fewer features, but is free.

There's also CAD software like Fusion 360, which I've seen people do spectacular things with. Very good for vehicles and other "hard surface" stuff, but if you can pull off organics with it then you're a wizard. You can get F360 on a maker/small business license for free. Plus some odd ones like Meshmixer and Microsoft 3D Builder(Windows 10 only), which are kind of 3D modelling programs but are functionally pretty limited - these are mostly useful for tweaking existing models and making them print-ready.

I need to acquire plastic Skavenslaves, can you help?
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Thanks I might try Fusion 360

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I’ve been playing around in Tinkercad. Free, building stuff out of shapes. Pretty easy learning curve.

Curently working on making wound trackers:

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We'll find out soon enough eh.

 Nevelon wrote:
I’ve been playing around in Tinkercad. Free, building stuff out of shapes. Pretty easy learning curve.

Curently working on making wound trackers:


When you're doing circular/tubular shapes in tinkercad, you can up the number of "sides" to make them look more circle-ish, it's one of the slider options that pops up when you first place the object.

I need to acquire plastic Skavenslaves, can you help?
I have a blog now, evidently. Featuring the Alternative Mordheim Model Megalist.

"Your society's broken, so who should we blame? Should we blame the rich, powerful people who caused it? No, lets blame the people with no power and no money and those immigrants who don't even have the vote. Yea, it must be their fething fault." - Iain M Banks
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"The language of modern British politics is meant to sound benign. But words do not mean what they seem to mean. 'Reform' actually means 'cut' or 'end'. 'Flexibility' really means 'exploit'. 'Prudence' really means 'don't invest'. And 'efficient'? That means whatever you want it to mean, usually 'cut'. All really mean 'keep wages low for the masses, taxes low for the rich, profits high for the corporations, and accept the decline in public services and amenities this will cause'." - Robin McAlpine from Common Weal 
   
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Upstate, New York

 Yodhrin wrote:
 Nevelon wrote:
I’ve been playing around in Tinkercad. Free, building stuff out of shapes. Pretty easy learning curve.

Currently working on making wound trackers:


When you're doing circular/tubular shapes in tinkercad, you can up the number of "sides" to make them look more circle-ish, it's one of the slider options that pops up when you first place the object.


Thanks. I learned that after I had already started putting stuff together. I’ve got most of the bugs worked out of the design at this point, so I think the next step is a re-build from the ground up, so I can better integrate lessons learned. I’m brand new to the whole 3D printing/design thing, learning as I go.

I went with an Ender 3 pro for my first printer. Low cost, good reviews and recommendation. Eventually I might get a resin printer, but I wanted something cheep and fun to play with as an entry level. Also, I’m in a small apartment with poor ventilation, so wanted to stay away from the chemical issues.

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
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Fusion 360 is pretty great for hard surface stuff - weapons, vehicles and the like. Plus the startup/hobbyist license is free, which is always nice.

Blender for free or pay some money (it's not that much compared to some packages) for Zbrush ($895) or the more basic but still very capable ZbrushCore ($180). To get the best out of any sculpting package you'll ideally need a graphics tablet of some kind (Wacom or whoever) - A mouse just really won't cut it!

Personally, I'd steer clear of using educational licenses for things like Max or Maya if you're planning to sell what you make. The licenses are non-commercial and it can lead to legal complications further down the line, particularly if you end up partnering up with others.
   
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Moustache-twirling Princeps




We'll find out soon enough eh.

 Nevelon wrote:
 Yodhrin wrote:
 Nevelon wrote:
I’ve been playing around in Tinkercad. Free, building stuff out of shapes. Pretty easy learning curve.

Currently working on making wound trackers:


When you're doing circular/tubular shapes in tinkercad, you can up the number of "sides" to make them look more circle-ish, it's one of the slider options that pops up when you first place the object.


Thanks. I learned that after I had already started putting stuff together. I’ve got most of the bugs worked out of the design at this point, so I think the next step is a re-build from the ground up, so I can better integrate lessons learned. I’m brand new to the whole 3D printing/design thing, learning as I go.

I went with an Ender 3 pro for my first printer. Low cost, good reviews and recommendation. Eventually I might get a resin printer, but I wanted something cheep and fun to play with as an entry level. Also, I’m in a small apartment with poor ventilation, so wanted to stay away from the chemical issues.


Good choice, I started with an Ender 3 Pro as well, I now also have a Photon. I modded mine so it no longer exhausts resin stink into the flat, and I have a little fan & duct setup bolted in in place of the top panel so at the end of a print, I can crack the window, chuck the ducting out, and run the fan for a minute or two to clear the print chamber. There's ways around the resin, the real problem fume-wise is the isopropyl alcohol used for cleaning the prints, hoo boy that stuff is rank.

Still, I think it's worthwhile eventually; I've seen people do incredible things with the Ender and similar machines, especially with a 0.2mm nozzle, but the Photon has a lot of advantages for smaller stuff, and not just detail - because it cures a whole layer at a time, adding more stuff doesn't really add more time, so you can print a whole squad in one go as quickly as you can print one guy.

I need to acquire plastic Skavenslaves, can you help?
I have a blog now, evidently. Featuring the Alternative Mordheim Model Megalist.

"Your society's broken, so who should we blame? Should we blame the rich, powerful people who caused it? No, lets blame the people with no power and no money and those immigrants who don't even have the vote. Yea, it must be their fething fault." - Iain M Banks
-----
"The language of modern British politics is meant to sound benign. But words do not mean what they seem to mean. 'Reform' actually means 'cut' or 'end'. 'Flexibility' really means 'exploit'. 'Prudence' really means 'don't invest'. And 'efficient'? That means whatever you want it to mean, usually 'cut'. All really mean 'keep wages low for the masses, taxes low for the rich, profits high for the corporations, and accept the decline in public services and amenities this will cause'." - Robin McAlpine from Common Weal 
   
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staffordshire england


well quality has improved even on fdm printers.
And resin printers have come within the average persons price band

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UK-Stock-ANYCUBIC-Photon-UV-LCD-Resin-3D-Printer-Full-Assembled-2-8-Touchscreen/333038992922?epid=10020209941&hash=item4d8aabbe1a:g:9usAAOSw8cFcQap6



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