Hawt Anyone played with 123D Catch?

Mr. Argumentor

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This shit is pretty damned cool.

Take about 20-40 pictures of an object, while you move around it in a circle, varying your angles. Hit the process button, get a 3D capture of it. Be able to use it to make 3D prints and such

Learning curve thus far is a little steep, but it's a pretty neat tool.
http://www.123dapp.com/

 

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I'd like to do a 3D printing business, but I have no idea how I'd make it work. I just like the idea that its a fucking Star Trek replicator.
 

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I'd like to do a 3D printing business, but I have no idea how I'd make it work. I just like the idea that its a fucking Star Trek replicator.

They're rolling out 3d printing to all the UPS stores around the country.
 

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I'd like to do a 3D printing business, but I have no idea how I'd make it work. I just like the idea that its a fucking Star Trek replicator.
They are so cheap you'd have to get an incredibly high quality one, or offer something that no one else does to make any money.

I can pay $10 to the school and get 8 hours of printing
 

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They are so cheap you'd have to get an incredibly high quality one, or offer something that no one else does to make any money.

I can pay $10 to the school and get 8 hours of printing
And prices are falling so fast that as soon as you bought a high end one, it would cost 50% less. I dunno, its just so fscking cool
 

Mr. Argumentor

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And prices are falling so fast that as soon as you bought a high end one, it would cost 50% less. I dunno, its just so fscking cool
Exactly

If you really want to, look into chemicals other than the ones normally used. You might be able to get a real business going if you could get something that wasn't soluble in gasoline and had some heat-resistance.
 

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And prices are falling so fast that as soon as you bought a high end one, it would cost 50% less. I dunno, its just so fscking cool
If I had one I'd just spend all day making random junk till there was no room left in my place
 

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I'd make 5 ft tall replicas of all the classic adult swim characters and nail their feet to my ceiling.
 

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That looks pretty cool actually.

I need to get a visor clip for the A4, I'm not paying the dealer 70 fucking bucks for one, and I'm gonna try 3D printing a replacement. Maybe I'll yank the good one out of the car and try scanning it with this app.
 

Mr. Argumentor

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That looks pretty cool actually.

I need to get a visor clip for the A4, I'm not paying the dealer 70 fucking bucks for one, and I'm gonna try 3D printing a replacement. Maybe I'll yank the good one out of the car and try scanning it with this app.
It's a little limited. You might need to mock up some sort of stand so that you have a full model of it.

I'm working on a model of the cylinders that I mentioned needing to seal in the Automotive thread
 

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Maybe I'll just bang out a new clip by measuring everything with my calipers.

So what's a good STL editor? I haven't actually done any 3D modelling other than 3DS back in the day, and Sketchup.
 

Mr. Argumentor

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I'm not sure what is out there that's free-ish. I use Solidworks, but that costs moneys.
I should be able to build you a model off of about half a dozen good pictures with measurements if you can't find anything.
 

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Might take you up on that. You any good at sketchup? I'll bang out a mockup in that if it helps.
 

Mr. Argumentor

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I've never messed with Sketchup, honestly. It looks like it supports dxf and 3ds files though, both of which Solidworks uses.

I think dxfs are only 2D though. Not a big deal though.