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Tower of Sorcery

by dutchmogul, published

Tower of Sorcery by dutchmogul Nov 15, 2012

Description

Thought I'd take a break from the 30 Characters Challenge and post something that I've had kicking around for a while waiting to be painted. Pretty happy with the outcome. For IGG's upcoming Table-Tactics game (we're working on it...)

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Oh man! I wish I could do that!! Some day... its awesome to see it though!
Check out what they're printing out in huge sizes... flickr.com/photos/retrocactus/8563296736/lightbox/
Hey, great idea. Its not as is, but I could easily modify it to work that way. Good call!

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This guy was printed in ABS at a plate/extruder temp of 110/230. 10% infill, two shells and a .10 layer height. Painted with Games Workshop acrylics.
Check out what they're printing out in huge sizes... flickr.com/photos/retrocactus/8563296736/lightbox/
Oh man! I wish I could do that!! Some day... its awesome to see it though!
Is this usable as a dice tower?
Hey, great idea. Its not as is, but I could easily modify it to work that way. Good call!
Do you use the "skin" option? (in skeinforge) It makes the surface half the layer height.
You really have the "drawing for 3d printing" thing down to an art. Very nice, and the paint job just makes it look amazing.
Hey, thank you! I was pretty happy with the way this came out. Skin drawing? No, I wasn't even aware of that option. I use (pretty standard) Rep G settings. Dumb question: Is Skeinforge something separate or part of Rep G? To be completely honest, I get a little lost in the technical aspect of all of this. There's so many programs and sub-programs that I don't understand. I basically just experiment with settings in the minimal fashion I can, close my eyes, and print like crazy.
In all honest, software wise, it's a huge mess.

Skeinforge is the workhorse of RepG. RepG is just the part that sends commands to the printer, displays the 3D model and starts Skeinforge. Skeinforge is the tool that calculates the actual toolpath.

Now, Skeinforge has (I'm not kidding here) 260 configuration settings. Also, in my experience, the skin option of Skeinforge does not really improve quality once your layers are smaller then 0.1mm. And even above that it doesn't work super.

I've made a software package called Cura, which is easier to configure. However, as far as I know it doesn't work with Makerbot printers. So that doesn't help you much.

I do agree with cyclone, you sir, are awesome at painting!
(I'm still a bit behind on printing your things, busy busy busy, but I plan to print them all)
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