In light of Zac creating this new section of Resin Addict, I have decided to start a thread that acts as a growing resource for other people interested in 3D printing. I will update this thread with new companies and services that deal with various aspects of the 3D printing process and the process of having the prints cast into figures.
Hopefully, others will add to this information and I will continue to keep this first post updated as a master list of resources.
I also encourage people to post articles,opinions, and questions about the 3D printing process, as it relates to model making.*NOTE*: The listing of companies or individuals here does not imply any guarantee on their work. Any and all people posting here are offering opinions & information ONLY. Actual experiences may differ from what is described here. 3D Printing ServicesLightbeam 3D
-Scott works with super-detailed Perfactory® technology, liquid resins and very accurate lenses.
-High quality finished product with almost no surface issues, higher priced.VisionProto
-Paul also uses the Perfactory® systems and liquid resins.
-High quality, higher priced. Very customer friendly.Moddler
-Almost considered the standard, in terms of balance between cost and quality
-Very popular for printing hard surface models like vehicles and robotsNinja Magic
-Uses Solidscape prototyping technology.
-Todd also does investment casting from 3D prints, results in a metal master, usually brass.Shapeways
-Great place to explore the 3D printing process and test prints.
-Wide variety of materials and print qualities, also wide range of prices.Sculpteo
-Offers a decent range of materials and prices.
-Uses a few different printing technologies to offer variety.Black Dragon Castings
-Owned and operated by Deadmeat30 here on the forumsMicro-RP3D Software
3ds Max - http://usa.autodesk.com/3ds-max/
Maya - http://usa.autodesk.com/maya/
Mudbox - http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/index?id=13565063&siteID=123112
Zbrush - http://www.pixologic.com/zbrush/
Sculptris - http://www.pixologic.com/sculptris/
Rhinoceros - http://www.rhino3d.com/
Blender (FREE) - http://www.blender.org/
Hexagon (FREE for now) - http://www.daz3d.com/i/products/hexagon?
Google Sketchup - http://www.sketchup.com