I want to look into using 3D printing for making small art objects.
The result should be reasonably durable, of course. And printing in colors would be nice too.
Just a rough picture. What’s possible at what price range, maybe naming a specific machine or two.
Admittedly the software side may be a challenge. What I’ve seen of 3D modeling software looked complex, and I’m getting to be an old dog when comes to learning new tricks, my patience is very short.Any ideas?
"Shapeways" has been suggested, and it seems very promising.
The video is impressive. People make some fantastic shapes, some even that would be virtually impossible to make in any other way. (I've heard of those spheres-within-spheres which were somehow carved on bone, but I can't imagine how the frig they were made.)
Here are some cool examples of what people have made.