Heavy/Scratch: WFC Effects Parts - Work In Progress

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  1. fschuler

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    That’s another great idea! I’ll add that to the list. I’m having PC maintenance night tonight...lol...I should be able to get to these items tomorrow.

    - 5mm handles
    - Proton stream
     
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    How are these? Let me know if there is a particular style you would like for me to try to replicate:

    WFC Handles 9-12-19.jpg
     
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    Ghostbuster Neutrino Wand is done (the proton stream is in-progress).

    Neutrino Wand 9-14-19.jpg Neutrino Wand 2 9-14-19.jpg
     
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    This wasn't as fiddly as I thought it might be. Here's a full-color version of the wand and stream models. Note that the neutrino wand and the proton stream are actually separate pieces...I just have them positioned together in the render to show you what they look like when attached together. I hope you like! Let me know if you would like any modifications.

    Neutrino Wand Blast 9-14-19.jpg
     
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    When will it be on Thingiverse
     
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    I'll put it up on Thingiverse and Shapeways soon...but I would actually recommend getting this through Shapeways (unless, of course, you have access to a resin-based 3D printer). Given the design of these parts (small details and some very thin sections), Shapeways is going to do a much nicer job than a typical consumer-grade 3D printer.
     
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    I forgot to ask, are you happy with the design??
     
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    Ya the proton stream looks like murder to print fdm. Maybe with a 0.2 nozzle.

    But it does look pretty good. How did you create it?
     
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    Thank you! I used magic...and protons (which are NOT a primary component of magic, despite popular belief to the contrary). I am attempting to print a copy of it on my personal FDM printer right now...so far so good...

    Edit: I assume you're not buying my story about having used magic. So, I'll go into a little more detail:

    Step 1) I used Tinkercad to produce the simple smooth central orange helical proton beam and then exported the model

    Step 2) I imported the proton beam into Blender, scaled it down by approximately 30%, used Blender's sculpting tools to nudge things around to give it a more random, chaotic and angular appearance and then exported the model

    Step 3) I imported the modified proton beam back into Tinkercad, made a couple copies of it, rotated/stretched/distorted each copy to make them look different from one another and then stuck them to the original smooth proton beam

    Step 4) I attached a 5 mm/3 mm effect connector to the end and added a spiky yellow "asteroid" model to the back end for dramatic flair
     
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    Yes, can I have a link to it
     
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    I haven't put it up yet. I am printing a set right now to check for issues so I don't send out an unprintable design. What kind of printer do you plan to use??
     
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    3D printer at my local library
     
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    OK. Do you have much experience with it? I printed the neutrino wand successfully. I am re-printing the proton stream with different settings and it is coming out much better. But, it is going to take hours to print these items at decent quality. I'll provide you with a link to the files as well as my print settings as soon as the proton stream finishes printing successfully. Stay tuned.
     
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    Done:

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    Here are some printing notes, in case you need them. I will have the files on Thingiverse in a few minutes (link in the first post of this thread).

    This assumes that the printer is in good working order and is properly calibrated (bed is level, extrusion multiplier and retraction are
    fine-tuned, etc.)

    Neutrino wand:

    Print orientation: place the bottom of the wand flat on print bed
    Layer height: 0.05 mm (if the printer is capable of that)
    Infill: 20%
    Printing speed: 40 mm/s (if speed override is available in the slicing software, set the printer to spend at least 10 seconds per layer)
    Perimeters/shells: 2
    Number of top layers/bottom layers: 5/5 (you can reduce these values some if you print at a thicker layer height)
    Supports: yes
    Brim: optional
    Raft: optional

    Proton stream:

    Print orientation: place the bottom of the 5mm connector flat on print bed
    Layer height: 0.15 mm
    Infill: 20%
    Printing speed: 40 mm/s (if speed override is available in the slicing software, set the printer to spend at least 10 seconds per layer)
    Perimeters/shells: 2
    Number of top layers/bottom layers: 5/5 (you can reduce these values some if you print at a thicker layer height)
    Supports: yes
    Brim: yes (minimum of 3 perimeters and 3 layers)
    Raft: optional
    Note: If available in the slicing software, consider adding a "z-lift on travel" option so that the nozzle lifts away from the part prior to
    completing a travel movement (this will reduce movement of the part during printing)
     
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    Could you actually sell all the blast effects separately? Because my library takes longer with more stuff
     
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    You mean you want me to separate the Rainmaker effects? Most of the other effects already are being sold separately. I would be willing to separate them, however, the price per piece is lower if I sell them in groups. If there are specific parts you are interested in, I can group them together to reduce your total cost.