3D Printing Figures in Color
As I promised, I've printed out a figure, that I made in 3D, directly in full color.
This one is printed by Shapeways as well ( http://www.shapeways.com/model/190101/_santa_girl__figure__full_color_.html ), in their "Full Color Sandstone" material (which is basically stuff printed by a ZCorp machine with some additional post processing for extra strength).
The result looks pretty decent, and the figure is quite heavy...
It's about 16.5cm high.
I went a little overboard on shading in the texture (which I shouldn't really do, but it's just for testing purposes here), and this resulted in some black spots which seem to blend out quite a bit, so that's something I'll have to avoid, other than that the colors turned out roughly as I expected them to be.
Anyways, here are the pictures! :)