3D Printing Figures in Color

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Sound software programmer, illustration and 3d artist, and games developer. Alumnus Digital Arts and Entertainment. Student Industrial Design.
Belgium · Self Employed Student · http://www.kaetemi.be/

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! :)

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Sound software programmer, illustration and 3d artist, and games developer. Alumnus Digital Arts and Entertainment. Student Industrial Design.
Belgium · Self Employed Student · http://www.kaetemi.be/