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Re: SPORE Creature Sculptor (Action Figures)
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2008, 12:55:11 pm »
Grangan seems to be the only sporon left...
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Re: SPORE Creature Sculptor (Action Figures)
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2008, 02:47:58 pm »
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Re: SPORE Creature Sculptor (Action Figures)
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2008, 03:08:32 pm »
I had actually expected the price to be in the 100 - 120 dollar range.  As promising as the technology is... it is still quite rare.  Couldn't even buy one from Futureshop or best buy if I wanted to and had the money.
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Re: SPORE Creature Sculptor (Action Figures)
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2008, 03:42:44 pm »
A SLARP. MY KINGDOM FOR A SLARP!

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Re: SPORE Creature Sculptor (Action Figures)
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2008, 03:51:34 pm »
List of the thin parts that they can't recreate well:

Fleurbine, Featherbluster, Marshcara, Peacrock, Featherferns, Grasstachio, Coverleaf, Florsage, Whipwhick, Bonestickler, Segmentenna, talkgazer

Like others have said, it's still early tech for the common man, and right now it's just a novelty.  Eventually 3D printers will be as common as regular inkjet printers.

NASA has a bunch of rapid prototyping machines that use a variety of methods and materials, including titanium, and they're trying to sell off their EBF3 (electron-beam freeform fabrication) machine technology to the private sector.  They use one on the space station to create emergency replacement parts on site.  Pretty impressive stuff.

It's very exciting technology, especially RepRap.

Not to get to off topic, but the RepRap looks like a concept design I saw once for a system that builds houses. It's a machine with with a similar framework that uses various tools to build a house. It would work on just about the same principle as what the RepRap seems to, only instead of self-replicating it would be constructing a preprogrammed design. One could imagine an infinite number of these machines designing and building better machines to do tasks it cannot, as well. It's a wonderful, but potentially frightening technology if mishandled. More so than just "robots gone made" like in iRobot and the like. Imagine if we get these things to work on a molecular level... that is to say, nano-manufacturing. Ahh I love science/technology/progress.
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Re: SPORE Creature Sculptor (Action Figures)
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2008, 04:20:09 pm »
I am going to get a model of this:



It didn't menton anything about garments and accesories. But I just wonder how it will come out. Hopefully, it will arrive by Christmas Eve.
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Re: SPORE Creature Sculptor (Action Figures)
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2008, 04:52:40 pm »
http://www.atomicmonkey.com/

These guys make traditionally manufactured models. See if they can give a quote on making one of your Spore creatures. Though I'm pretty sure it might cost an arm though.

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Re: SPORE Creature Sculptor (Action Figures)
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2008, 06:10:30 pm »
http://www.atomicmonkey.com/

These guys make traditionally manufactured models. See if they can give a quote on making one of your Spore creatures. Though I'm pretty sure it might cost an arm though.

You'd have to get them the 3D model.  And to my knowledge, there's no way to extract the model from the PNG yet.  I'd rather be able to actually "play" with the 3D model of it more than just look at a little static plastic model of it. 

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Re: SPORE Creature Sculptor (Action Figures)
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2008, 11:49:41 pm »
Yay! Too bad they did not do this sooner. I am less excited about it now.

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Re: SPORE Creature Sculptor (Action Figures)
« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2008, 12:02:35 am »
You know?  This topic is scary.  It seems like the gloomy mood that's swept over the forum has kept people from having any fun.  A while ago this announcement would make everyone delighted, but look at the ridiculous "They would break if you sneezed"  "WAAA!  WAAA!  They can't make mine!" posts.
Scary? Why would anyone want to spend that much money for a Sculpture that's limited in design?
Answer that, Its not about 'having fun', a while ago, people would still have the same reactions.
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Not really. We always knew that 3d figurines are produced around $50-$100, (even more if you would order one from an independent company), and this news didn't reveal any bad news about the quality.  Or you are really surprised that they won't make the physical version of physically impossible creatures?


People are just getting disappointed for the sake of getting disappointed.
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Re: SPORE Creature Sculptor (Action Figures)
« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2008, 12:23:36 am »
Well judging by other offerings, this service is rather cheap, considering that maintaining these printers is expensive. To get a figure made of your Rock Band character, it will costs about 70 bucks.

And let's not mention how much getting a WoW figurine of your avatar costs.

I think, for the way technology is right now, you're getting a deal.

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Re: SPORE Creature Sculptor (Action Figures)
« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2008, 11:44:40 am »
I'm going to be getting one soon after Christmas!
Which should I get?

Soltot




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Re: SPORE Creature Sculptor (Action Figures)
« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2008, 12:01:59 pm »
I'm going to be getting one soon after Christmas!
Which should I get?

I like Soltot better, as long as the head on the end of that neck is allowed. it's small enough, it should work.

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Re: SPORE Creature Sculptor (Action Figures)
« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2008, 12:05:13 pm »
Alright. Come sometime in January, I'll have a sculpture!
Hmmm... I wonder how much it would cost for a 8-foot tall sculpture made out of stone?

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Re: SPORE Creature Sculptor (Action Figures)
« Reply #29 on: December 23, 2008, 08:06:41 am »
With some of these, I'd rather see as a stuffed animal type deal.

Who wouldn't want something like a stuffed creature in your room sitting on top of the computer desk or whatever.

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