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    Vancouver Island, Canada
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    The Great Northern Railway, skiing, my wife, my Bernese Mountain Dog and mountain biking - not necessarily in that order.

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  1. Ok, right post, right thread. Mike, you were looking at antialiasing a short time ago. Here’s a couple of posts from a Lychee slicer FB group “Standard is meaningless on the MonoX because you have to slow down printer below 3seconds in order give the printer enough time to read the USB stick 8 times and generate its blur on the fly. I've had great results using "Blur". I may be wrong, but it seems to be *effectively* the same thing, only doing it in advance and making it part of the file instead of asking the printer to do all the heavy lifting. Basically. It tak
  2. Hi there, I can have a look at your file(s) and see if I can work out what’s happening if you like. If I can work out what’s happening and get it visible, I could send you a blend file in return. cheers Jason
  3. A lot of things have happened since my last post, but I've finally managed to find the time to upload the STL files. Unfortunately they're a bit too big for here, and RMWeb doesn't allow zip files, so to get around this, I've uploaded the files to my Google Drive account. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1d2Z2UvWY1TERnnSIdv12fp14ZI5tZgDB?usp=sharing The bogie wheels I used were Bachmann wagon wheels; the buffers I stole from my earlier attempt with the Silhouette, and I think they came from Wizard Models. If used, the Hornby motor bogie, which is a friction fit, s
  4. Well they look like they are fitting together pretty well, it'll be interesting to see your v2 and how crisp you can get your edges.
  5. Nice! I have to say, cutting the Shapeways cord was a good move for me, especially up here in Canada.
  6. If this is aimed in part at the steampunk community, you might be interested in a film I found last night - “Mortal Engines”. The plot was no Oscar winner, but the visual effects won awards. They were done by Weta who did the Lord of the Rings, etc
  7. Wow, that's amazing! It's brilliant to see that a free program can produce work like that. In a far more mundane situation, I created the general shapes of my house yesterday so that my wife could see what the changes to our roofline would look like - we were also able to send the image to the builder to check.
  8. Slightly off topic, but something to show how capable Blender is if you have the time and inclination. Radek Grec has been using Blender for a few years, and recently he's been putting his short videos up on the Blender Beginners Facebook group that I'm also a member of. He's been using his model of a streamlined diesel to learn different aspects of the program, and put his results together in this short film.
  9. I promised some doors, so here are three different doors you can do, and only one new command to think about. You can use these basic doors as a basis for a whole load of different door styles. The stable door could become a single or double factory door, and the panels on the panelled door could be done in many different ways. You could create one big panel, delete it, and have a glass door (make two, one slightly in front of the other, and you have sliding patio doors), and it wouldn't take too much to turn a panelled door into French doors.
  10. We bought a house with one in - it was one of the first things that came out!
  11. I've the pump house to do, and I'd like to investigate windows and doors as well, so there will be more to come. In the meantime, here's the last one in this series. I'm on a Microsoft 10 machine, so I can take advantage of MS 3D Builder to repair any problems with the model that I've created. This is the easiest way of checking your model, as it's just a simple button click. I can honestly say that I've never had a problem with a file that has gone through that step. If you have a different version of Windows, a Mac or other software, then there are more options out th
  12. I'm mainlining videos today. Creating the base of the roof. Not difficult, especially if you've been following along, but there are a couple of things you can do to make life a bit easier. And finally, tiling your roof. Finally, a very small addendum. If you remember, I said that the mortar was too deep on the right hand side. In the video below, I show you how to fixt this. Apologies for the bodging, but I imagine it's useful to know how to fix small issues if they arise. The last video that I s
  13. The second video today (I know, nothing comes along, and then two come in at the same time) will show you how to create a basic door and window. In addition to the array modifier, I've made use of the boolean modifier this week. This modifier will allow you to punch holes in the sides of your walls for windows and doors. I've shown you the quick and dirty way of doing this. There are other more elegant ways, so if I get a chance, I'll show them at a later date.
  14. Time has been very short in the last couple of weeks, but while the house has been quiet, I've managed to knock off a couple more videos. Prepare to be bombarded. The first video will show you how to create the wooden upper walls using the planking method we looked at a few weeks ago.
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