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Thingiverse Rant - manifold

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  1. OutsourcedGuru

    OutsourcedGuru Active Member

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    For Thingiverse projects, I'm wary of anything which hasn't already been printed by others and which haven't yet received some positive reviews. And if they don't include a photo of the printed part, then I'll also pass.

    I'm convinced that many of these projects have never been printed before even by the original author.
     
  2. Geof

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    Easy to check a model through netfabb or the azure cloud. Id recommend checking them (i dont like azure because i cant see the issues) then before you print check the preview. Youd be amazed at the models i see from clients
     
  3. mark tomlinson

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    Hey, with a little (very little) practice you easily model things that look awesome and are completely rubbish to print :)
     
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  4. WheresWaldo

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    Meh, I don't include photos in my submissions, but I have printed them at least once before submitting, sometimes even multiple times as I iterate through design changes. But my final designs rarely go up on Thingiverse, YouMagine, Pinshape or any of the repositories since I am usually building models that are monetized in some way. I will put final designs up on Autodesk360.com if they are being built to fulfill some specific request.
     
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    @mark tomlinson I have a whole library (Fusion 360 calls them Projects) that are full of unprintable parts. I also have a few that are uneditable (that is not really a word), because any edit will break the model, only way to fix some of them is to rebuild them from scratch.
     
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  6. Kilrah

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    As a heads up, anyone using Windows 10 on current version has 3D Builder built-in, which will fix files for you and also make simple edits very easy.
     
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    Ha ! I have vr software to play with....im confident it will take ALOT of practice to get anything...ill accept broken if it looks awesome ;)
     
  8. KTMDirtFace

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    VR Software?
     
  9. Geof

    Geof Volunteer Moderator
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    Oculus rift has 3D modeling stuff so grabbed one to give it a shot
     
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    We have not used that feature yet :)
    Let us know how it goes.
     
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  11. KTMDirtFace

    KTMDirtFace Well-Known Member

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    Nice.

    I have a HTC Vive and work in Unreal 4 every day ( work ). I tried to use the editor in VR mode but the resolution of VR is trash I didn't like it.
     
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    We have an original Oculus as well as the Vive.
    The Vive is better than the original Oculus at any rate, nit sure about the later versions.
     
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  13. KTMDirtFace

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    I have used both, Vives tracking is better. Oculus consumer screen seems better to me and its headset is lighter. I cant get behind supporting oculus because of their Facebook ties and terrible business practices.. BS Exclusive crap on PC for a peripheral device.

    Thread is way off topic now LOL
     
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  14. WheresWaldo

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    @KTMDirtFace just following the advise provided by the forum title, it is Off Topic after all.
     
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