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Elegoo Neptune 2 Ordered

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2021 by getbent57

ELEGOO_Neptune_2.jpgIt was back in February (2021) that Elegoo announced the Neptune 2 FDM 3D Printer.  At that time they gave a list of Amazon sites and the prices for those countries.  Canada was one of them > here.  Ever since then would see this printer pop up on YouTube videos.  Was interested in getting one.  However ever time I looked at the Amazon page it would say “Currently Unavailable”.  Well the other day (June 15, 2021) randomly clicked that link again and see that there were three left in stock.   Was very shocked, then said if I don’t jump at this now I will miss out.

So ordered on right than.  All so get some PLA.  Not sure if it will be any good but it was an Amazon’s Choice product.  This one > here.  It four small spools of white, red, black and blue filament.  The printer should be here some time on for before this Friday (June 25, 2021).

Photogrammetry And Video Games

Posted in I’d Rather Watch Paint Dry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2021 by getbent57

Id_Rather_Watch_Paint_Dry_Logo_thumb.pngIn this weeks video for the YouTube Channel, I’d Rather Watch Paint Dry, taking about Photogrammetry.  Wanted to see if Photogrammetry would work with video games. A lot of game now a days of photo modes, so it makes it easier to get pictures or video. My goal is to turn the ship I use in No Man’s Sky into a 3D Model. Then 3D print it. Gave it a try with a few programs. Did end up with some good result.  Which you can see in the video > here or below.

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Reality Capture

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2021 by getbent57

Talking about photogrammetry once more.  Have tired a few different programs over the last two years.  Have found another one I am going to try, Reality Capture.  What makes this one standout.  The full program is free.  However to export you need to buy PPI (Pay-Per-Input) Credits.  This price will change on how big the project is.  Well that I how understand how it works.   Did watch some how-to video on the software.  Will be back with an update.

Elegoo Neptune 2

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2021 by getbent57

Talking about 3D Printers again.  Have decided on one.  Once the Elegoo Neptune 2 is available will order one.  They announced it back in February 2021. Since then it has not been in stock on any Amazon site.  All there is no info on it on their official website.  Have watched a bunch of videos of people that were sent to the for review.  So I am thinking Elegoo is waiting for all that feedback to make changes before mass shipping them out.  Will be keeping my on on the Amazon.ca listing > here.   Maybe in a few weeks to months they will be out.  This might be my birthday present to myself latter in the summer.

ELEGOO Neptune 2

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2021 by getbent57

ELEGOO_Neptune_2If you every stopped buy this blog you might now that I own an Elegoo Mars 3D printer.  This is a resin based machine.  I just found out they have a FDM printers now.  It is called the Elegoo Neptune 2.  They had a post on their Facebook page give a list of Amazon sites and the prices for those countries.  Here in Canada they have a listing > here.  Has I am typing this (February 11, 2021) there is not prices.  But I know what it is because of that Facebook listing.  It will be $230.00, which seems like are really good price.  Going to keep my eye on this and as look out or videos on YouTube as well.

Photogrammetry And Video Games

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2021 by getbent57

A few posts back talked about photogrammetry to work with the video game Diablo 3 Eternal Collection and it didn’t work out so good.  Last year some time tired this some thing with my ship from No Man’s Sky and that didn’t work as well.  That being said gave the ship another try and had some better results.  The program managed to scan the ship.  There are some problems with a bunch of holes in the ship.  So looking into seeing if I can fix those.  If I can do that.  Than it could be turned into a 3D printable model.  The picture below is from the 3D scan and you can see the holes in the wing.

No_Mans_Sky_Ship_Jan_2021

Photogrammetry

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2021 by getbent57

A few posts back talked about trying to get photogrammetry to work with the video game Diablo 3 Eternal Collection.  When you pause the game you seen what your character looks like and it can be spun around.  Was think that might be useful in the 3D program.  Well I gave it many tries and it didn’t work.  Am thinking because the program has no reference  to where the character is to the background.  Oh well, it was worth a try.  Am thinking I will try again with a real world object.  Will be back with another update.

Photogrammetry Another Try

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2021 by getbent57

Am going to give photogrammetry another go.  Gave it a try last year with some mixed results.  Then kind of stopped working on those projects.  Think I need to scale back a bit.  A while back while playing Diablo 3 Eternal Collection when you in the menu screen you can see your character.  You can spin it around in 360 view.  So you can see what the character looks like when you chance the clothes and weapons.  Thinking this will be much easier to get photos from a video.  Can edit the video to mostly be black and export the pictures.  Going to give this a try soon.  Will be back with an update.

MatterControl – 3D Printing Software

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 4, 2021 by getbent57

MatterControlHas been a long while since I have done anything with my 3D printer or try to design something to print.  Since it’s a new year decided to try to get back into it.  Have messed around a bit with Tinkercad.   It is a great web based program for 3D modeling.   Have discovered a similar but more powerful program called MatterControl.  Have heard of it awhile back but only thought it was only for sliceing models.  Turns out it can do a lot more than that. You can design and edit with it as well.  The best part is it free..  So going to give it a try.  My main goal is to make some RGB lit letters to be used in the background for I’d Rather Watch Paint Dry YouTube channel.

3D Printed Coin

Posted in I’d Rather Watch Paint Dry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2020 by getbent57

In this weeks video for the YouTube Channel, I’d Rather Watch Paint Dry.  A little while back made a video with the goal to design a coin to be used as a promo item for this YouTube channel. I made the coin in Tinkercad. It didn’t turn out so good. So went back to the drawing board and tried again. Had much better results.  You can see for yourself > here or below.

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