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Old 12-13-2012, 10:26 PM   #1
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This is seriously cool for many reasons: An SL artisan who goes by the name Maxi Gossamer recently 3D printed some of her virtual jewelry into real life steel and silver rings and necklaces, via Shapeways. To judge by the photos, they came out looking great, and to my own surprise, weren't too expensive to make: To print her Marrakech Heart in sterling silver, for instance, she spent 95 Euros -- about $125. (You'd probably buy a pendant like that for $200 at retail, at least.) Obviously this is a great way for SL content creators to launch a real world business from their virtual creations, but this seems even more disruptive to me: Instead of spending all that time and effort making jewelry without any assurance it'll be bought by customers, you can create jewelry as a 3D mesh file, feature it in Second Life machinima or another 3D platform, and only print and ship it when a customer is ready to buy.
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I'd so get my SL wedding ring 3D printed if I could. I hear Staples or Office Max is going to be offering 3D printing services. Maybe we'll get a chance to do this (with Jackal's permission, of course).
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:59 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Sansarya View Post
I'd so get my SL wedding ring 3D printed if I could.
Apparently she wants to stay married to me!

That'd be so cool, but I bet if we get them done at Staples we'll end up with plastic wedding rings.

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