Splintered Light: Logos and Language in Tolkien's World
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Test run

Jan 2
2022/1/2 21:15:54 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Grandpa gave the kids a 3D printer for Christmas, so it needs a test run to make sure I have it installed and configured correctly.

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Jan 3
2022/1/3 7:18:28 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
That looks really good. The main issue that I have heard with 3D printers is that you need a lot of patience
Jan 3
2022/1/3 17:15:00 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Yep, this (movie art) test piece took about 90 minutes to print. Did a nice job though!

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Jan 3
2022/1/3 20:48:53 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I need one of these to print the spare parts for everything my 3 year-old keeps breaking...
Jan 3
2022/1/3 20:52:23 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
You should try to find glow in the dark filament for your printer…rather cool results as you can see with the small dinosaur bone I scanned/replicated and 3D printed.

You could probably 3D print a glowing Balrog (with detachable wings)

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Jan 3
2022/1/3 21:05:33 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

LanceFormation wrote:

You should try to find glow in the dark filament for your printer…rather cool results as you can see with the small dinosaur bone I scanned/replicated and 3D printed.

You could probably 3D print a glowing Balrog (with detachable wings)

How did you scan it? I see there are scanner apps for phones these days.
Jan 3
2022/1/3 21:10:23 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I use to have a Matter and Form 3D scanner for my laptop. It used a rotating turntable and stationary laser array to rotate and scan/measure the surface of the object. It was ok for small stuff.
Jan 3
2022/1/3 21:34:13 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

LanceFormation wrote:

I use to have a Matter and Form 3D scanner for my laptop. It used a rotating turntable and stationary laser array to rotate and scan/measure the surface of the object. It was ok for small stuff.

Nice. I'm trying - and failing - to think of reasons I need one.
Jan 5
2022/1/5 20:59:02 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Test run number two - just practice again. This time took my logo, and converted text to curves to mesh.

Logo in Inkscape, mesh work in Blender (both free software).

I love the idea of scanning 3D objects, but that will wait until I upgrade my phone to one with LIDAR.

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Jan 5
2022/1/5 23:22:43 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulókë wrote:

Test run number two - just practice again. This time took my logo, and converted text to curves to mesh.

Logo in Inkscape, mesh work in Blender (both free software).

I love the idea of scanning 3D objects, but that will wait until I upgrade my phone to one with LIDAR.

That looks really good, I'll take one
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