Updated the marker switch model

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Updated the marker switch model

Postby belford » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:13 am

The community rewards for Myst25 included 3d STL models (https://myst.com/community-rewards/).

I looked into printing the marker-switch model on Shapeways, but it comes out at like $300 for a steel print, because it's a solid block. (You pay by the gram, it turns out.)

My 3D skills are pathetic but I managed to edit the model file, removed a lot of superfluous internal geometry, and gave it a hollow base:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2994365

A steel print of this model, scaled to 8 cm height, is around $100 on Shapeways. Still an expensive toy, but much more reasonable.

My proof won't arrive for a couple of weeks, but I wanted to post the link so that people could make their own in time for Mysterium.
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Re: Updated the marker switch model

Postby belford » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:20 am

When I say "superfluous internal geometry" -- I think Cyan's STL file includes the hidden compartment for the white page. This is great if you're making a game asset, but pointless if you're printing a 3D model with no moving parts.
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Re: Updated the marker switch model

Postby belford » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:30 pm

The page now includes some photos of the metal print. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2994365

The base distorted just a little bit while printing -- there's some bulge to the side panels. No reason to complain, though.
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