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3dArtToPart
07-24-2003, 09:31 PM
3dArtToPart.com, a company providing low cost physical models of 3d files, has begun a contest in which contestants send in a rendered image of a bust or head of your favorite 3d creation. The winner will receive a physical replica of their entry, a prize valued at more than $200. For more information check out our website at 3dArtToPart.com/Contest.php (http://www.3dArtToPart.com/Contest.php)

Goon
07-24-2003, 09:49 PM
Link needs to be edited (remove the period at the end)

<<<<<<<CONTEST>>>>>>> (http://www.3darttopart.com/Contest.php)

Fasty
07-25-2003, 04:16 AM
How cool is that?! :cool:

pgp_protector
07-26-2003, 05:34 AM
Originally posted by Fasty
How cool is that?! :cool:
Very:buttrock:

paintbox
07-26-2003, 06:12 PM
Super, I think I will be in it if time allows me ! :D

3dArtToPart
07-29-2003, 09:19 PM
FYI you can view the current entries by visiting

3dArtToPart.com/ContestInProgress.php (http://www.3darttopart.com/ContestInProgress.php)

3dArtToPart
08-26-2003, 07:37 PM
Monthly Modeling Contest (Make A Bust) Update!

Well our first contest is almost over, and will be finishing up on Sunday August 31,2003.
We have had a Great turnout, so great that we are also going to be offering a Second & Third place runner up prize.

So if you want to enter before your time is up, swing on by and submit your entry at
http://www.3darttopart.com/Contest.php while there is still time.

Thank you, 3DArtToPart Team.

BBicknell
08-26-2003, 08:50 PM
replica of your own model uhh? hmmm.... that part is ok, but what happends with a non winning entries? Are you guys going to resale those as your plasters?
Just wondering?

3dArtToPart
08-26-2003, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by BBicknell
replica of your own model uhh? hmmm.... that part is ok, but what happends with a non winning entries? Are you guys going to resale those as your plasters?
Just wondering?

No, only the winning entries will even send in there mesh. To enter the contest, all you do is submit your photo. Also when we finish any clients print jobs, the meshes are deleted.

BoydLake
08-27-2003, 02:01 AM
I see Mark J Taylor has entered... Isn't he involved in a mesh theft bruhaha on another thread here on CGTalk?

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=84341

Someone might wanna check out his Freddy Krueger.

TheGreenGiant
08-27-2003, 03:36 AM
yes. it sounds like its a really cool idea although the notion of giving away your head meshes sounds like its not THAT great

FloydBishop
08-27-2003, 05:23 AM
Originally posted by TheGreenGiant
yes. it sounds like its a really cool idea although the notion of giving away your head meshes sounds like its not THAT great

Icepond has used 3D Art to Part and I can assure you that your data is secure, and the piece you get back is of the highest quality.

3D Art to Part turned this:

http://www.icepond.com/promo/catfish_compare.jpg

into this:

http://www.icepond.com/promo/Catfish_maquette.jpg

I wrote an article on the fabrication process that should be running tomorrow. It was much easier (and cheaper) to get a sculpt made than I thought it would be.

DeathBrain
08-27-2003, 05:27 AM
:eek: that's really amazing..

FloydBishop
08-27-2003, 05:39 AM
Originally posted by DeathBrain
:eek: that's really amazing..

Yeah.

The photo doesn't even come close to show how impressive the model really is when you get to hold it in your hands.

I sent them an image of the catfish first, and asked them if their process could handle it (I was concerned about the whiskers and fins). Rod Contreras at 3D Art To Part walked me through the process via email so I would know what to look out for, and then I sent him a mesh of the Catfish from "Bass Hole", attached to a base.

The fish in the photo is the EXACT same fish that is in the short film.

ambient-whisper
08-27-2003, 06:21 AM
hmm. whats a good polycount for that stuff? i want to enter the contest and been thinking about using zbrush to enhance a model.. and we all know how high those models can go in poly count.

BoydLake
08-27-2003, 07:04 AM
Originally posted by ambient-whisper
hmm. whats a good polycount for that stuff? i want to enter the contest and been thinking about using zbrush to enhance a model.. and we all know how high those models can go in poly count.

I'm pretty sure the higher the better, (though I'm sure you'd want to keep it within reason) as long as the meshes are clean and air-tight as their website specifies.... but I'm going on experience with other rapid prototype shops. I don't have experience with this one.

TheGreenGiant
08-27-2003, 08:31 AM
OKAY... I take that remark about the mesh back - that model is amazing - pity I'm so flat chat at the moment. I want one.

What's the pricing on these things if we had to get one comissioned?

* are they made by a via etching into some sort of viscous liquid in a vat type thing? I've seen some stuff made via that method.

3dArtToPart
08-27-2003, 05:09 PM
Originally posted by Boyd Lake
I see Mark J Taylor has entered... Isn't he involved in a mesh theft bruhaha on another thread here on CGTalk?

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=84341

Someone might wanna check out his Freddy Krueger.

Thank you for this information, The Entry has been pulled pending verification.

3dArtToPart
08-28-2003, 12:26 AM
Floyd, thanks for the kind words, I kinda miss walking through the work area and seeing Frank smiling at me. :)

ambient-whisper, the highest polygon count we've worked on has been 1.6 million, so please go ahead and enter (we only require a picture to enter). The contest deadline is coming up and it'd be great to see some hi-rez ZBrush stuff.

TheGreenGiant, take a look at our site at www.3darttopart.com , we show some sample parts and approximate pricing. We can make larger models affordable by building them hollow.

Rod Contreras
sales@3darttopart.com

FloydBishop
08-28-2003, 12:58 AM
The article on the process will most likely run next Monday... just an FYI.

3dArtToPart
09-10-2003, 07:17 PM
We just concluded our first 3dArtToPart contest.
We wanted to thank everyone that participated for all the wonderful entries. There were so many excellent entries it made it difficult to select just one. It was so difficult in fact we decided to select three. To view the winners, visit us at www.3darttopart.com

We will be announcing a new contest shortly.

ImUrPeTii
09-16-2003, 04:18 AM
Not so amazing really,thats power of 3d :buttrock:

trthing
09-16-2003, 05:07 AM
That's really nice!

Erm... but who submitted Mousey?

http://www.3darttopart.com/ContestInProgress.php?page=9


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