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TheJimReaper

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About TheJimReaper

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  • Birthday 10/29/1976

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  • First Name
    Jim
  • Last Name
    Field
  • C4D Ver
    18 Studio
  • Location
    Nottingham, UK
  • Interests
    My main interest is unquestionably C4D, I started using it in 2008 and I am obsessed with it, I had my current pc custom built specifically for C4D so I could create bigger and better things (not that the work I produce shows it)!!!

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  1. .3MF File import

    Hi Guys, I was wondering if anyone knew of a plugin that would import .3MF files into C4D. At the moment I'm having to open them in Win 10's 3D Builder and saving them as OBJ to open up in C4D which isn't really a problem, just a pain in the backside when you have a lot to do! Cheers Jim
  2. Fidget Spinners

    I've printer a few spinners on my printer, pics below, all you have to do is buy the bearings for them, and some M3 nuts if you want them to spin for longer and faster. I did the Metallica Ninja Star spinner for myself, and The Flash spinner for my son. The Flash spinner is printed in a couple of parts which you put together, and it's become one of the most popular on MyMiniFactory.com
  3. Changing Restrictions

    Thank you. I knew it had to be something simply that I was overlooking! Cheers merkvilson
  4. Changing Restrictions

    Hi guys, Not really sure what it's called but basically when you hold the shift key (in windows) you can restrict the scale, rotate, and move tools to move in units of 10. Is there a way to change it to units of 5 or whatever I need? The models I'm working on at the moment, 10 is too big of a jump! OR Thinking about it, is there a way to lock the ratios in the co-ordinates manager? So when I type a size in 1 axis the others follow to what they should be. I know it does it with un-editable objects, but what about editable ones? Cheers Jim
  5. A couple more prints

    Still got lots to learn with the settings and breaking the models down for printing, but I'm getting there slowly. I've got a lot of loose filament, so found a design for a filament holder and after getting the designers permission I redesigned it to better suit my needs. The original design laid flat and took up a fair bit of space, so I changed it so it would stand upright and take up less space. I've also made a small Hedgehog Trinket box. It's not perfect round the edges and I didn't have enough of either of the 2 browns to make the main box which is why it's black but I think it turned out ok. I've also repaired a couple of things as well. My wife has a variable speed Dremel type thing for doing her nails which broke. She got it off Ebay and after the seller refunded her the money they asked her to dispose of it, so I took it a part and found the bit that had broken inside and made a new part on the printer, new it works better than it did before!! Cheers Jim
  6. Thanks for the share. Much appreciated.
  7. Search Parameters

    Yeah I got it thanks. I knew it would be something simple that I overlooked, lol. Thanks a lot
  8. Search Parameters

    Hi guys, This is probably one of those dead simple questions and I've overlooked something trying to search for the answer, but I'll ask anyway. When using the content browser to search for something, It only searches in the presets folder. Is there a way to change the location it searches? I would assume it's something in the preferences but can't seem to find anything that allows me to change it. Would make things a bit easier if it can be changed. Thanks in advanced Jim.
  9. 1st Real Print!

    You can print pretty much anything and everything Simmy. I got about 10 models with the printer. If I find some images of what they are I'll post them. The images of them that came with the printer are awful and you can't really see what they are. I'll also share what I print off as I do it.
  10. 1st Real Print!

    Using the CoLiDo Compact
  11. 1st Real Print!

    Yeah it was the latter, the original was sat in a HN so I reduced the subdivisions and made it editable. You can't really see on the photo but there are some quite smooth parts on it where you can't see the slice lines. I've still got some playing to do with settings to try and get a better look. I printed out a pen stand for my wife last night for her crafting stuff and you can see pretty much every slice line on it. I've yet to sand it down so might find that does the job. There's the thickness of each slice and fill lines to adjust which all help with getting a smoother finish. Both models were left at the default settings.
  12. 1st Real Print!

    Well I finally got there and printed my 1st real print. It's been a loooooong weekend! I set the printer up Friday and managed to print off the test file that comes with it. I had to calibrate the bed slight to make it level. Once I did that, the printer decided it didn't want to talk to my pc anymore, so I spent 3 hrs playing with settings before it got to about 1am before I backed in for the night. Saturday was pretty much the same thing until I ticked 1 little box and they started talking again. So, I printed off a little tortoise type thing (another file that came with it), It wasn't 100% but not too bad. So, at this point I'm fairly excited and open C4D and find the skull I modelled back in 2007!!! I made a few adjustments to it so it had a flat base and scaled it down a bit and exported it out as an .stl file. At this point the wife's nagging as the weekly food shop needs doing, so I have to quit for the day!!! Sunday morning I opened the skull up in the software that comes with the printed, ran it through the slicer engine to create the layers for the printer, hit the print button eagerly and what happens? Nothing!!! The printer and pc aren't talking again!!! Everything is as I left it Saturday, so what the hell's gone wrong!!! I went through everything, all the settings, I uninstall and reinstall, I did everything I could think of and nothing. So this morning I phoned the tech support people to find that they're using a different slicer engine because the one that comes with the software talks a slightly different language to that of the printer. So after changing the slicer engine and re slicing my Skull I am finally up and running and have manged to create a 3D Print of it. YAY!!! I've got various photos showing 5 mins in the print, one just over an hour in, a couple of the finished print before I took it off the platform, one after it's had a little sanding, and a C4D render of the shull I sent to the printer. It's not 100%, there's 1 or 2 small imperfections , but I can't complain. I'm really impressed and already have another model printing, this time a pen stand for my wife's crafting stuff. Overall the skull took 4hrs 50mins to print. The first slicer engine had it down to 2hrs something, but the quality was no where near as good, so I don't mind the extra time if the quality of the print is going to be much better. Hope you guys like it. Jim
  13. 3D Printing Forums

    Looks nice Vector with some good reviews. Not sure I like the price tag though ;) I'm back on my desktop today, my new liquid cooling system arrived this morning and I finally got it installed. Running on an old processor until my new one arrives, but at least my pcs back up and running and I can now get my printer set up. Thanks for the dedicated 3D printing section Igor. I'll start filling it with my models soon!!!
  14. 3D Printing Forums

    The CoLiDo can do the PLA, ABS, and a wood type filament. Although the website only says it can do PLA! I would have liked one that can do more than one filament at a time, but you would have been adding a hell of a lot more to the price. You can pause it half way through to swop filaments so you could have stripey models if that's what's required! Personally I intend to print and then paint the models. It can from what I've seen in pretty high quality, down to 0.1mm I think it is. I've got a variety of things I want to print. My lad has just started playing Warhammer games, so wants some figures. The wife wants some bits for her cards printing, and I'm struggling a lot with arthritis in my hands so intend printing a few bits to help, and that's just to start with! Jim
  15. 3D Printing Forums

    There are quite a few out there to look at and I think you really need to know what you're looking for before you buy. My wife makes greetings cards for her hobby and is a member of a website called Create and Craft, they have just started stocking the CoLiDo Compact. It's quite a small printer, approx 25 x 35 x 40cm total size and the print size is 13 x 13 x 13cm about the size of a large mug! We should have paid £450 for it, but being a member of the website we got 10% off, plus members get the option to make the payment over 4 months instead of one lump sum, which makes it easier. When I'm back up and running I'll let you know how it goes.

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