Archive for August, 2016
Sometimes, it just does not work out…
Posted by chicagoterrainfactory in Terrain on August 20, 2016
I’ve experimented with a variety of 3D prints for terrain. Generally the results have been sucessful with the various smaller files that I’ve printed at the local library. A few months ago, I backed Real 3D Fantasy Printable Scenery on Kickstarter. For a reasonable price, I received files for four small medieval style buildings. The test files printed without issue, but I the full scale buildings just don’t measure up. The building comes in 5 pieces: roof, 1st floor, 2nd floor and 2 support pillars. The print grain is rough, and the large flat sections warped during printing creating large gaps between the sections (and a funny looking pillar on the left). A second, smaller building failed to print at all. And worst of all, I paid more than $30 for the printing. At that price, I can get a sharp looking MDF building from any number of companies.