Introduction to Maya - Rendering in Arnold
This course will look at the fundamentals of rendering in Arnold. We'll go through the different light types available, cameras, shaders, Arnold's render settings and finally how to split an image into render passes (AOV's), before we then reassemble it i
# 1 10-11-2011 , 07:05 PM
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A new technology for 3D rendering?

Have you guys ever been exposed to 3D printing? I know it is a new technology that gives 3D artists the chance their own products and produce their own designs. I know that one of my team members produced a tank from a render, check this out:

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You can even upload the 3D renders into stores that will sell them to be produced into 3D figurines. One of my team members also uploaded a model of a basic character, and you can buy him in ABS plastic!

https://kraftwurx.com/shop-infinite-p...&category_id=8

Have you guys been exposed to this technology? This is a great way for artists to make money by selling their products, I thought I'd share.

# 2 10-11-2011 , 11:29 PM
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Thats totally awesome. How much do they charge to 3D print a file or does that depend on the complexity of the model?

# 3 10-11-2011 , 11:33 PM
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isn't this spam?

# 4 10-11-2011 , 11:45 PM
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isn't this spam?

a) It's relevant
b) It's not excessive
c) It's interesting (to at least some people)

It may be advertising, but it's not spam.

# 5 10-11-2011 , 11:58 PM
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Yeah i guess so, there were a few post about the same thing thats all.

3D printing is pretty expensive. A guy at work got a couple of espresso cups made. they came to about 25 quid each i think.
its quite cool tho. there is a place near me that is pretty much a geek workshop. i think they ask for a monthly fee, but their facilities are pretty decent. they have a laser cutter and 3D printer and other computery bits and bobs. Those were the only things that interested me tho. Its run by people who like tinkering with stuff tho, so their laser cutter was out of order for a while because they were trying to make a cooling system for it out of old fridges or something.

# 6 11-11-2011 , 12:05 AM
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One of the first places I worked had a water cutter https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_jet_cutter very cool toy I remember thinking what the bloody hell are you going to cut with water. The laughter sort of dies of when you see one go through a foot of steel like butter user added image

And this post is a bit spammy but it was kind of cool so I'll let it go
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# 7 11-11-2011 , 03:55 AM
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Seriously, you saw someone get their foot cut off?

# 8 11-11-2011 , 08:01 AM
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3D printing has been arround for ages to be honest.

We have quite a few bits of kit here. Water cutter, laser cutter and 2 3D printers, all good stuff for engineering and product design, personally I've never used them, newver really had the inclanation to do so.

There is a cheap version of a 3D printer that you can build yourself called RepRap it costs about £500 so it's not too cheap but its a lot cheaper than a commercial version!

https://reprap.org/wiki/Main_Page


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# 9 11-11-2011 , 01:17 PM
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From a readers' Q and A column in TV GUIDE: "If we get involved in a nuclear war, would the electromagnetic pulses from exploding bombs damage my videotapes?"
# 10 11-11-2011 , 01:23 PM
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Haha... totally misread. Too funny.

# 11 11-11-2011 , 01:47 PM
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Hey, thanks for the link.
I had a look at the reprap and came across ultimaker. which is better? in terms of materials used and speed.

# 12 11-11-2011 , 03:49 PM
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My friend has a couple of CNC machines that do the same thing; except at much better resolution and quality than an extruder like the reprap can accomplish.

What you really want, is this: https://3dhomemade.blogspot.com/


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# 13 11-11-2011 , 03:51 PM
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hey, yeah someone at work just showed me this.

# 14 12-11-2011 , 05:30 PM
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Might have a go at the Reprap, I could get the bits made at work off, be a nice project me thinks.


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Might have a go at the Reprap, I could get the bits made at work off, be a nice project me thinks.

Just remember that the quality of the Reprap isn't that great at the moment though.


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