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We will 3D Print YOUR designs!

In the advanced reward tiers, you will be designing something on Tiles (after Beta launch) and you will ALSO be receiving your 3D printed design in the mail!

You design something and you WILL receive it in the mail!

The charts below will detail what every individual tier will give you. 

Inventor Tier

You will receive the "Founders Edition" and ONE 3D Printed design you made on Tiles!

Super Inventor Tier

You will receive the "Founders Edition" and THREE 3D Printed designs you made on Tiles! You will ALSO receive TWO surprise 3D Printed objects!

Master Inventor Tier

You will receive the "Founders Edition" and FIVE 3D Printed designs you made on Tiles! You will ALSO receive THREE surprise 3D Printed objects!

Our Eternal Friend of Tiles Tier

You will receive the "Founders Edition" and TWELVE 3D Printed designs you made on Tiles! You will ALSO receive THREE surprise 3D Printed objects!

 

What are Surprise Objects?

Here are some possibilities!

Tiles Tiers

 Tiles Rewards Video

Check out our Web Pages!

The Tiles Page

Tiles.Cadigo.com

Cadigo Main Page

Cadigo.com

Like Tiles on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTiles

Receive Updates from the Cadigo Page

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialCadigo

Live in a world of Tiles!
Live in a world of Tiles!

Tiles is a world where you can build your dreams. In the world of Tiles, all you have to do is drop 3D square cubes onto an empty canvas. With Tiles, 3D modelling is just a button away. You will be able to access Tiles through your web browser and our stretch goal is to also port it onto your smartphone or tablet. 

After designing your model on Tiles, you can export the things you made into an .stl file and 3D print the design!

Check out this Timelapse video!

There are several 3D modelling tools out there, some are more difficult and some are easier. The really difficult tools are just out of the question; it requires extensive background knowledge and a lot of skill. 

The tools that are supposed to be easy also have problems. The interface is often cluttered and what is supposed to be easy ends up being difficult after all. 

We find that a lot of users have trouble making their own 3D models. With 3D printing growing day by day, Tiles will also be providing a solution for casual users and enabling them to create 3D designs at ease!

This is where we step in. Our planning is complete and we already have a working prototype. All we need is an extra push and with the help you can give us through Kickstarter, we can make Tiles 100% ready for use. 

It would not hurt to think Tiles as a game, but in reality it really isn't one.  

We are not making another Minecraft clone. Instead, we are taking the voxel concept and applying it to the practical world of 3D modelling.  

Tiles can be the gateway and your first step into the previously difficult world of 3D modelling. 

We want a world where everyone can 3D model.

Build and create unique geometries!
Build and create unique geometries!
All your Tiles Designs will be print ready!
All your Tiles Designs will be print ready!
Build Anything you Want!
Build Anything you Want!
Our attempt at Pixel Art
Our attempt at Pixel Art

The most basic features on Tiles will include:

  • 360 degree camera
  • Zoom in, Zoom out
  • Import 
  • Export to common 3D file extension formats such as .stl
  • Textures 
  • Colors
  • In browser saving tool (Ctrl-S shortcut)
  • Undo hotkey (Ctrl-Z, Ctrl-Y)
  • Co-Op Multiplayer capability

Other available modes will be:

Aerial View Mode

Default mode of Tiles from a Bird's Eye viewing angle

Build in 3rd person!
Build in 3rd person!
Build Bridges!
Build Bridges!

Chip-Away Mode

Create your structure by chipping away blocks like creating a stone sculpture! Remove blocks from a solid piece and sculpt away!

Play around on Chip Away mode!
Play around on Chip Away mode!
Another example of the Chip Away mode!
Another example of the Chip Away mode!

First Person Mode

Have a full first person view of the construction. You will be able to build your structure in the most interactive way through our first person simulation! 

We have already implemented basic WASD first person camera controls but we can take it further than that!

First Person Perspective
First Person Perspective

Protruding Textures

Explaining Protruding Textures
Explaining Protruding Textures

Models created by Tiles will be 3D Print ready. What does that mean?

When you see a two dimensional texture, but cannot be physically reproduced according to its displayed effect. It is there just for the look but not the feel.  

This is because most surface textures do not have any type of indents or protrusions, thus possessing no depth. An object without depth, despite its surface texture, will end up being a flat surface when it is sliced for 3D printing. 

All the textures you apply to your cubes on Tiles will have textures with bumps and depth. All protruding textures can also be 3D printed the same way it is displayed on the application. 

For instance, if you chose a "brick" texture, the resulting print will look like bricks. 

Concept texture display
Concept texture display
Concept texture designs (texture license from GameTextures)
Concept texture designs (texture license from GameTextures)

 File Export for 3D Printing (optional)

If you can access a 3D printer, you will be able to easily export your project files into a .stl file. 

Print Your Creations!
Print Your Creations!
Close Enough?
Close Enough?

Our current support include PC, Mac OS and Linux machines. The cross platform compatibility is easily done because Tiles runs on a web browser with WebGL. 

If we meet our stretch goal, we will also be able to port Tiles onto mobile platforms, including tablets and smartphones!

This timeline is to give us deadlines to work for, but also to give you an idea of how this project will be executed! These are very conservative estimates. Who knows, maybe we can get it out a lot quicker than what we originally estimated!

Gavin Operations 

Gavin is the person who takes the string and ties it all together.  He knows a little bit of just about anything: tech, classical music, graphic and web design, fashion, sports strategy, writing, agricultural biology and economics. But most importantly, he is really good at fantasy basketball.

Jonathan - Technology

Jonathan overlooks the big arch of all the tech goodies. He makes sure that stuff works properly, and does not overload or explode randomly. During his free time, he enjoys modding video games on various Blizzard editing tools, the source engine and among others.  

Dan - Communications

Dan bridges the connection between us and you guys and is also the Commander of our Twitter account. He will make sure our project is transparent and keep our users updated. Dan likes to write, bike, play basketball and magnets. Also, he is the lone Mac user on the team.  

Richard- Development

Richard makes sure we are heading in the right direction and are making rational decisions. If we get off track, he will bring us back on track. During his free time, he enjoys a game of basketball, global politics, economics and good food.  

Constantin - Development

Constantin is the quiet one, and he wants to stay that way :)

 What is Cadigo?

Cadigo is a 3D printing resource platform that is currently being developed. The site strives to include all the needs of what a user looks for on a 3D printing website: a local repository, a scraper tool (under development) that bridges to other respoitories, an integrated WebGL .stl model rendering tool and also 3D printing blogs. Tiles completes the Cadigo puzzle, enabling Cadigo to cover pretty much most imaginable things in consumer 3D printing.

Our main goal is user retention and we will do anything to accomplish that. 

 http://kickingitforward.org

Risks and challenges

Optimization is the biggest challenge for Tiles.

Because cube interaction and rendering on the current prototype has some issues, it makes the tool rather inefficient in terms of CPU usage. The current minimum requirements for Tiles is an upper middle tier consumer CPU.

These requirements are unfair on most consumer machines. This also conflicts with the "ease of access" principle of Tiles.

We have already narrowed down into certain areas that contributes to our current optimization problems. In order to fully resolve and correct these issues, we will be requiring additional resources to fully optimize the application.

The optimization of Tiles also extends to the stretch goal of porting the tool onto mobile devices. This will be even more difficult as smooth 3D model rendering is rather challenging on most mobile devices, many of which are not so powerful.

In order to make Tiles compatible with these devices, we will need to research and study the optimization strategies of existing 3D mobile applications.

We really want to make Tiles mobile friendly, but it will require extensive work along with research and development because it is a massive challenge to tackle.

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    Tiles! Welcome to the world of Tiles and we want you to make the most out of your experience. In the Tiles pack, you will be able to access: Tiles+ 10 colors + 90 x 90 x 90 canvas + First Person Mode + Co-Op mode.

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    Tiles PLUS! More Tiles, more fun! Tiles Plus gives you: 16 colors + 100 x 100 x 100 canvas + First Person Mode + Co-Op mode + Chip Away mode+ Free Texture Pack (contains a collection of cool textures to add on your cubes). Also, you will get a "Founders Emblem" on the forums!

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    Tiles MEGA! This takes Tiles to another level! Tiles Mega gives you: ALL colors + 200 x 200 x 200 canvas + First Person Mode + Co-Op mode + Chip Away mode + 2 Texture Packs (contains a BIGGER collection of cool textures to add onto your cubes) + Gold "Founders Emblem"

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    Tiles ULTRA EARLYBIRD! Want more? Tiles Ultra gives you EVEN MORE! Tiles Ultra gives you: Beta Access + ALL colors + 250 x 250 x 250 canvas + First Person Mode + Co-Op mode + Chip Away mode+ ALL Texture Packs and all future Texture Pack updates (if we can think of more textures, you will have lifetime access to all of them after later releases!) + Diamond "Founders Emblem" + You will also be able to digitally engrave any text on your Tiles

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    Tiles ULTRA! Want more? Tiles Ultra gives you EVEN MORE! Tiles Ultra gives you: Beta Access + ALL colors + 250 x 250 x 250 canvas + First Person Mode + Co-Op mode + Chip Away mode+ ALL Texture Packs and all future Texture Pack updates (if we can think of more textures, you will have lifetime access to all of them after later releases!) + Diamond "Founders Emblem" + You will also be able to digitally engrave any text on your Tiles

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    Tiles Founders Edition EARLY BIRD! Tiles Founders Edition is the ultimate version of Tiles. This will push Tiles to its ultimate boundaries! Tiles Founders Edition gives you: INSTANT ACCESS TO ALL future Tiles updates, expansions and anything we will release + Beta Access + ALL colors + UNLIMITED canvas size + First Person Mode + Co-Op mode + Chip Away mode+ ALL Texture Packs and all future Texture Pack updates (if we can think of more textures, you will have lifetime access to all of them after in later releases!) + Crimson Red Color "Founders Emblem" + You will be able to digitally engrave any text on your Tiles + Your Name on the Credits

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    Tiles Founders Edition! Tiles Founders Edition is the ultimate version of Tiles. This will push Tiles to its ultimate boundaries! Tiles Founders Edition gives you: INSTANT ACCESS TO ALL future Tiles updates, expansions and anything we will release + Beta Access + ALL colors + UNLIMITED canvas size + First Person Mode + Co-Op mode + Chip Away mode+ ALL Texture Packs and all future Texture Pack updates (if we can think of more textures, you will have lifetime access to all of them after in later releases!) + Crimson Red Color "Founders Emblem" + You will be able to digitally engrave any text on your Tiles + Your Name on the Credits

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    THE BEST VALUE TIER! Inventor EARLYBIRD! One of the main uses of Tiles is 3D printing. Besides receiving the "Tiles Founders Edition", you will also get ONE 3D printed object that YOU designed on Tiles in the mail. The design process will begin after Beta launch! We will also put in a Thank You note signed by the Tiles team! Free shipping and handling within the US!

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    Inventor! One of the main uses of Tiles is 3D printing. Besides receiving the "Tiles Founders Edition", you will also get ONE 3D printed object that YOU designed on Tiles in the mail. The design process will begin after Beta launch! We will also put in a Thank You note signed by the Tiles team! Free shipping and handling within the US!

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    Super Inventor EARLYBIRD! One of the main uses of Tiles is 3D printing. Besides receiving the "Tiles Founders Edition", you will also get THREE 3D printed objects that YOU designed on Tiles in the mail. Also expect TWO extra surprise objects in the box too. It can range from an octopus to a bust of Stephen Colbert! The design process will begin after Beta launch! We will also put in a Thank You note signed by the Tiles team! Free shipping and handling within the US!

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    Super Inventor! One of the main uses of Tiles is 3D printing. Besides receiving the "Tiles Founders Edition", you will also get THREE 3D printed objects that YOU designed on Tiles in the mail. Also expect TWO extra surprise objects in the box too. It can range from an octopus to a bust of Stephen Colbert! The design process will begin after Beta launch! We will also put in a Thank You note signed by the Tiles team! Free shipping and handling within the US!

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    Master Inventor EARLYBIRD! One of the main uses of Tiles is 3D printing. Besides receiving the "Tiles Founders Edition", you will also get FIVE 3D printed objects that YOU designed on Tiles in the mail. Also expect THREE extra surprise objects in the box too. It can range from a squirrel to a bust of Ben Franklin! The design process will begin after Beta launch! We will also put in a Thank You note signed by the Tiles team! Free shipping and handling within the US!

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    Eternal Friend of Tiles! One of the main uses of Tiles is 3D printing. Besides receiving the "Tiles Founders Edition", you will also get TWELVE (yes, 12!) 3D printed objects that YOU designed on Tiles in the mail. Also expect THREE extra surprise objects in the box too. It can range from a pirate to a horse! The design process will begin after Beta launch! We will also put in a Thank You note signed by the Tiles team! Free shipping and handling within the US!

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    Master of Tiles. OK there, you just made yourself a Master of Tiles. You will receive the Tiles Founder Edition and also the Eternal Friend of Tiles perk too! One of the main uses for Tiles is 3D printing. Because we love 3D printing so much, we are trying to print the coolest things we can find. Therefore, we will want to share with you a 1:1 scale, 8 pound, sanded and primed replica of a Halo Battle Rifle. Over 150 hours of print time, assembly and treatment! Go to this link for the image: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=202061476651099&set=pb.159616184228962.-2207520000.1392842496.&type=3&theater

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    King of Tiles! You will be getting Tiles Founders Edition and the Eternal Friend of Tiles perk too! Because we love 3D printing and you are awesome for supporting us, we will send you a 3D printed ABS violin (that we are currently working on), 4/4 (full size).

    This violin will require more man hours than any thing we have ever created, requiring precise measurements, assembly and fitting. The bridge will also be custom fitted, and some non-printable parts will be fitted with Rosewood replacements. The instrument will be fully tested by our in house Violinist (he is experienced!) To see the work in progress, check out this link: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=220993941424519&set=a.161604000696847.1073741828.159616184228962&type=1&theater

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