The Sense color capabilities can't be realized with the Cube printer; but, that does NOT mean that we cannot begin to think COLOR with our prints. And, this most likely means paint and dyes.
So, I've been experimenting with using modeler's paint to see how it behaves with my PLA prints. The first test seems to be success. I only use the term 'seems' because I don't yet know how well the lacquer that I am using will hold up over time. For now it looks great and helps to mask the natural layers of 3D prints.
Experiment 1: Metallic Over White
Here's a quick look at my first experiment.
For this object, I used multiple coats of Testor's No. 28141, Sterling Silver Metallic 3D followed by several clear coats. The results, in person, are much more impressive than captured by this photograph.
The Sense/Sculpt combination dramatically opened up new possibilities for using the Cube 3D printer in the category of Crafting. While scans of faces and heads is a natural, there are many, many ways to present those scans beyond the simple bust above. Making cameo style ornaments is another. Here, for instance is my first attempt to create a cameo style portrait.
|Sense Scanned Cameo Portrait Style 3D Print|
I'm also very interested in learning to use an airgun for shading and stenciling. So, if we have any experts in this area I REALLY want to hear from you!
I'm really looking forward to these experiments and look forward to seeing what YOU are doing in this area. You contributions will be greatly appreciated.