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About Simmy

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  • Birthday July 11

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  • First Name
    Simon
  • Last Name
    Lawes
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    19.053 Studio
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    Southampton , UK

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  1. Simmy

    Christmas Cake Toppers designed in C4D

    I will ask the wife but if you expect me to make it then I can guarantee it will look a lot better than it would taste as it will be mixed in c4d and baked on the printer.
  2. I was asked to buy some cake toppers which were based on the Classic The Snowman Cartoon from 1982 and sequel in 2012. I thought this is something I could design and print myself. I used C4D R20 and made a great amount of use of the volumes to make a simple move from C4D to the printer and its so easy I think this feature makes the upgrade worth it on its own. They were not exactly difficult models to make but I am really happy with the results none the less. Modelled in C4D R20 Printed on the Ender 3 Painted in Acrylic paints I hope you like them. thanks Sim
  3. Simmy

    R20, OpenVbd and 3d printing

    This is all great. Thanks Srek. I already have my MSA so would be trying it anyway but its unexpected but welcome that is feature is perfect to what I am currently doing in 3D
  4. Simmy

    R20, OpenVbd and 3d printing

    usual workflow is find random cool but pointless object on thingiverse then print it. However, when i am actually trying to be more ambitious i will model in C4D. I will usually do everything in one mesh with continuous flowing topology. If I struggle with holes or certain cutouts i sometimes export as an STL then import into tinkercad to add them as I don't want to deal with boole objects in C4D. 3D printer slicers like Cura do handle overlapping geometry fairly well but I hope now when I have a character rigged in C4D i can pose add all the parts in a builder and export for printing with little effort.
  5. What do you guys think of R20 for 3D printing. The volume builder seems to be a built in powerful tinkercad. You can take complex models of multiple parts and easily make it suitable for printing. I love the idea of this new feature and hope it works as I believe it should. In general though for other things I think the volume builder may make me a lazy modeller
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    Any XYZ nobel 1.0A owners in here?

    I remember you said you wanted a SLA. I didn't realise the Noble was a SLA but am checking it out now. I still plan to stick with the FDM type for now and experiment with material types and nozzle sizes etc. If I had a decent size garage or brick shed etc then I would be tempted with resin based printers. Your successful prints do look great
  7. Simmy

    Any XYZ nobel 1.0A owners in here?

    have you moved on from the CR-10 already or are you creating an army of printers? I haven't any experience of the XYZ Nobel I assume its a full on kit to build? I am thinking of getting an Ender 3 as a 2nd printer
  8. Simmy

    Preparing Geometry For 3D Printing

    I missed the cineversity vids as well. I may still check them out as mentioned before you only need wall thickness if it is a hollow object. Any manifold (water tight) object should slice and print fine. Other things to bear in mind though are over hangs, thin parts and orientation so you get the best print possible
  9. Simmy

    Export SCALE setting? CURA

    I would normally set the project scale in my C4D file before starting anything to 0.1mm in the projects attribute tab. This usually means I will get the right sizes into Cura
  10. I got the same problem last weekend trying to open from my local onedrive folder. if i went to the onedrive site and downloaded the same file to my desk top it opened fine. Very strange and sudden
  11. Simmy

    How to prepare hair for printing?

    I think either not using hair and sculpting geometry or try converting hair to geometry straight out and use a heat gun to mould it to the shape you want after. here is some inspiration on a creative way to add hair to a print....
  12. Simmy

    SLA Printer choices

    Although undoubtedly cool. The use of chemicals and general mess of the SLA printers put me well off. The resolution benefits are pretty cool. I saw this the other day which may be of interest
  13. Simmy

    Printer Ordered

    Finally got a decent pangolin printed. Joints moved with little effort
  14. Simmy

    3D Printed Wallet

    Very true. Lots of fun though
  15. Simmy

    3D Printed Wallet

    Thanks, I am currentky using the 2nd version to test it out but it does seem strong and durable. There is a new one ready to print which shaves 5mm from the total thickness but at the cost of 2 pockets from 1 side. The design is boring though so now I have the mechanics and proof of concept working I actually need a compelling design to make it worth it. What it isn't though is a viable product for mass production as they take way too long to print. Materials wise though they are really quite cheap not counting electricity usage.

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