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3D File location

Postby pro70z28 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:10 pm

I am setting up a file to make a header for a window in our home. I did a header for a door about a year ago using Aspire stock 3d files of oak leaves. I have the CD that I bought originally, that has free sample 3d files on it. I think that's where I got the oak leaves file. My problem is the computer won't take the CD anymore. It tries to load and then kicks it out. My question is, is there an online site where I can get free downloads of the oak leaf files? I've found a couple sites, but they seem to just have a limited sampling of files and no oak leaves. I'd appreciate any direction you could provide.
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Re: 3D File location

Postby Samson » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:29 pm

I don't have Aspire, but can you access the files through your portal?
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Re: 3D File location

Postby pro70z28 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:36 am

I got through the project with the stock 3d files in Vcarve Pro, but I think I'll upgrade to Aspire so I can do my own 3d files. The free stock files got the job done this time though. Thanks for the help finding the files.
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Re: 3D File location

Postby mtylerfl » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:23 am

pro70z28 wrote:I got through the project with the stock 3d files in Vcarve Pro, but I think I'll upgrade to Aspire so I can do my own 3d files. The free stock files got the job done this time though. Thanks for the help finding the files.


Glad to hear you are upgrading to Aspire. Once you have it, you'll probably wish you had done it sooner. It's a great feeling to have "no limitations" and be able to create your own custom models! Congrats!
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Re: 3D File location

Postby pro70z28 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:23 am

Thanks mtylerfl. I have an older version of Aspire V3, but I switched to Vacrve when it was bundled with a new control board a bought awhile back. I didn't miss the change until the foyer project popped up. I'm looking forward to the new version. I did this several years ago with Aspire v2. It's close to life size, cut from big box store 2''x4'x8' foam.

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Re: 3D File location

Postby mtylerfl » Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:53 am

Oh yeah, I remember that project and how impressed I was when I saw it! You are no stranger to Aspire, that's for sure! Thanks for posting those pics - great reminder of a great project!
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Re: 3D File location

Postby highpockets » Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:54 am

pro70z28 wrote:Thanks mtylerfl. I have an older version of Aspire V3, but I switched to Vacrve when it was bundled with a new control board a bought awhile back. I didn't miss the change until the foyer project popped up. I'm looking forward to the new version. I did this several years ago with Aspire v2. It's close to life size, cut from big box store 2''x4'x8' foam.

camel painted left.jpg


Wow!!! That's fantastic!!!
Some details would be nice.

How did you finish the foam after cutting?
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Re: 3D File location

Postby Rcnewcomb » Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:56 am

Refer to this thread to read all about the camel project from 2009: The Christmas Camel experiment
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Re: 3D File location

Postby pro70z28 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:16 am

Rcnewcomb wrote:Refer to this thread to read all about the camel project from 2009: The Christmas Camel experiment


Thanks for the link Rcnewcomb. Wish I still had the photos that are lost in Photobucket. I have a few surviving shots of the project, but lost some due to a Hard Drive issue. Wow, hard to believe it's been that many years ago.
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Re: 3D File location

Postby pro70z28 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:48 am

I was pausing the site tonight and stumbled across this thread. I realized I never posted photos of the project I was hoping to do a custom design on. I still haven't upgraded to the latest Aspire, but it's still on the list. Probably do it when I upgrade the CNC. I have a 4th axis and a few other bells to install, but they're sitting in the box. I have a couple other projects ahead of it. Anyway I digress. Here's a few photos of the foyer wall, containing the window header and the entry door header, I was asking about. I ended up just using some stock Vcarve files to build a design for the window header. It got the job done, but Aspire would have been nice.

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Re: 3D File location

Postby mtylerfl » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:58 am

Absolutely stunning! Fantastic job. Looks like a lot of heart went into that (along with a lot of work!).
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Re: 3D File location

Postby dwilli9013 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:28 pm

Wow incredible piece of work there. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: 3D File location

Postby pro70z28 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:23 pm

Sorry, I seem to have dropped the ball on this thread. Thanks Mike & Dwayne for the comments.
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Re: 3D File location

Postby mtylerfl » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:55 pm

Yes, Aspire can do Rotary lithos. (Not for 3D printing). Folks have used PVC pipe for that, with an LED puck light inside mounted in the base

No need to create the “hollow cylinder” for 3D printing. More efficient and faster to just Rotary carve your Lithophane onto the pipe. The software doesn’t care if the cylindrical pipe is solid or not.

If you must 3D Print a hollow cylinder with a litho, you’ll need full 3D modeling software (such as Rhino, ZBrush, etc) to configure a suitable model

You probably should have started a new thread. This one is completely unrelated to the topic.
Maybe an Admin can move your question and my response to a new thread entitled “Rotary Lithophane” or something
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