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Vectr.com

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2021 by getbent57

VectrMany months back briefly talked about Vectr.com.  This is a free website that create vector graphics.  Vectors are pretty cool since the can be scaled to any side.  So they are great to lets say T-shirt designs.  I am think it would all so be great for 3D models.  Something like a simple logo.  Then export it as an .svg flie.  Which can be easily imported into Tinkercad.  Going to give this a try and see what I come up with.

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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ELEGOO Mini Air Purifier

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 18, 2020 by getbent57

ELEGOO_Mini_Air_PurifierIf you have stopped by this blog with the last year you might now that I have a Elegoo Mars 3D printer.  This uses resin.  Which has a strong smell to it.  Am sure it can’t be really good for you to breath in.  A little while back seen a device that they put out called the Elegoo Mini Air Purifier.  This are two little battery power carbon filters.  They sit next to the resin vat and you put the cover over them.  At that time didn’t buy it because I wanted to look up more about them.  Didn’t find much.  When back to buy then any way and they were out of stock.  Fast forward to early September (2020) and seen that Amazon.ca had then back in stock > here so order one.  (They are out of stock again as I am typing this September 13, 2020).  Have yet to try them out.  Do hope they work good.  If they do will be able to print more in the winter with out having to open up windows.

3D Modeled Coin

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2020 by getbent57

Awhile back I made a 3D model of a coin using Tinkercad and printed on my Elegoo Mars.  Printed off about seven of them at one time.  They didn’t turn out so good.  So decided to start over.  The first time I use the dimensions of Toonie.  This time I just made a bigger coin thinking it will be cooler to look at and hold.  Making them as kind of like a promo for the YouTube channel I’d Rather Watch Paint Dry.  In the picture below.  The small coin in the front is the old model and the one in the back is the new.  I have printed off six off the new.  Just need to clean and cure them.  Will be back with another post.

New_Coin

Elegoo Mars Prints

Posted in I’d Rather Watch Paint Dry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2020 by getbent57

In this weeks video for the YouTube Channel, I’d Rather Watch Paint Dry,  talk about using my Elegoo Mars 3D printer.  Jumped back into using it.  My goal was to design a coin to be used a promo item for this YouTube channel. I made the coin in Tinkercad.  Let’s see how it turns out. You can see the video > here or below.

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PrusaSlicer

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2020 by getbent57

PrusaSlicerAs you may know I have Elegoo Mars 3D printer.  Now that I have an Elegoo Mercury and an ultrasonic cleaner have jumped back into printing things.  When I first got the printer my brother wanted a 3D model of a shotgun shell upsized.  Found one online so that is what I wanted to print.  The auto supports in ChiTuBox are not so great.  So decided to try my hand at doing it manually.  Once that was done ran it though the program Photon Validator.  This finds un-supported islands so you can fix them in ChiTuBox.  Did that and is it seems fined.  Started to print it.  When I check on it about 35% done, this is about the spot you can see the built plate.  Seen that the shell was not stuck to the plate.  It had failed.

On a Facebook group for awhile now have been reading that people have been using PrusaSlicer to add auto supports and then do the slicing in ChiTuBox.  This Slicer is made to be used of the Prusa printers but you can set it up to be used with their resin printer.  That is what you use to add the supports.  Watched some video on how to and it is easy enough to setup.  Gave it a go.  As I am typing this the file is stuck to the build plate and looking good.  Thinking I will keep using these three programs to make 3D printing so much easier.  Will be back with an update once the shell is done.