by David M. Higgins
@David M. Higgans, As for the KS tile:1, I don't know for sure how to slice it. I only have 1 angle to look at it. Possibly a single cut at some point along the vertical height would work leaving a couple of separate pieces to be glued on. Cut's don't have to be exactly 50/50, could be done anywhere from probably 10/90-50/50.
@David M. Higgans, You do have a couple of points that didn't cross my mind. Like people jumping from physical to digital files on this KS. Was only thinking how you could do this for less funds.
I think I am thinking of this linearly. I suppose I could have this be a concurrent stretch goal with the others listed. I could do this for cheaper by having someone else do it all, but I would rather invest in the hardware necessary to do this myself. This way future additions to TerraScapes can come out of the gates with 3D Files at no extra cost to me or you as an afterthought. Saying that I need 22k to be pledged isn't really a great comparison, considering the costs involved with adding all the Scenic piece stretch goals. Just accounting for production costs, KS fees, and taxes and that $22k is more than cut in half from the get go! Furthermore, I have to account for any lost pledge amounts when the people who pledged for multiple complete sets jump ship for the 3D File bandwagon. Estimating my margins at that point and assuming some loss of Pledge value, It is possible I could pull this off at $40k, but I'd really prefer a little more wiggle room to insure everything goes smooth and to account for any unforeseen costs.
I love your simple solution of cutting the digital files in half! For many pieces, this will work. There are a couple that may still give us some trouble. If you have a moment Kenny, take a look at the KS Tile:1 and show me how to slice that up lol.
Another point, you could probably find a good 3D artist that could easily reproduce your tiles into a 3D printable file for far less then another 22k needing to be pledged.
Dave, I'll comment on the 3D printing and certain issues involved with it. I'll be totally honest, Yes I do want .stl files for every one of your tiles/pieces! I most likely would have pledged all in for 3D print files apposed to resin pieces. The cost of these pieces done in resin simply limits my ability to purchase as many as I would like to. As far as printing the double sided tiles on a FDM printer, simply cut the the tile into 2 pieces top and bottom they can be glued together after printing to make 1 piece.