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Just got these today from Shapeways.com.
I ordered 2 of the keychain and the detail is just awesome. I still need to add a cable or something through the loop.

The map export required quite a bit of work to correct some non-manifold connections and the Map Exporter treats doors and platforms kinda funky, but I think I sorted them out.
I don't think I'll be doing any more any time soon. Though it does look simply awesome. Doesn't sit flat though, it'll need a stand :)

Fortunately, the 5-D portions weren't an issue for printing as I feared after submitting.

I ordered during a 66% discount on the black material, otherwise it'd be a bit up there.
I've been playing around with a version that includes text on the side. Must ... resist ... spending ... money.

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Jeez... how much did that thing cost you?
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Each keychain was around $11. That was with the discount though, now it'd be up at something like $30. The map was and still is about $8.50. It's likely that I could have hollowed out the keychains to dramatically drop the price, but I'm not sure how strong they'd be then.

If it wasn't for the complexity of correcting manifold issues I might even print some more maps. Fixing everything in the "tunnels" section of Arrival was quite the headache.

All things considered it's not a bad price for 3d printing, even at $30. Some of the models others have printed are pretty incredible.
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fracai wrote:Just got these today from Shapeways.com.
I ordered 2 of the keychain and the detail is just awesome. I still need to add a cable or something through the loop.
Holy shit, that's incredible. Why an ugly map like Arrival? Why not G4 Sunbathing, Aye Mak Sicur or Acme Station? Those would look top-notch as keychains.
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chinkeeyong wrote:Holy shit, that's incredible. Why an ugly map like Arrival? Why not G4 Sunbathing, Aye Mak Sicur or Acme Station? Those would look top-notch as keychains.
Aye Mak Sicur would be amazing, especially if you got all the elevations in, unlike the rather flat Arrival. It could be a fashion statement, you could put in LED's to simulate the gravity field generators [MSmile]
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M2's Citadel of Antiquity level and many of Eternal's levels would also make freaking awesome keychains.
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No one even mentioned One Way 2. For God's sake.
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To be honest I wasn't sure how the map would come out so I figured I'd just pick the first level. Acme Station did occur to me, but I was afraid it'd be too fragile and wouldn't make the shipping. As for G4, I wasn't sure how I wanted to handle all of the sections and couldn't remember specifically what was open to space. I had to rush to get it in before the discount ended.
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OMG! THIS THREAD IS EVERYWHERE!
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