Hot on the heals of these guys who can print anything on a 3D printer that you see in Minecraft, Shrogg2 has take abstraction a bit further.

Here is the Vid:

While it is buffering up, here is my review.

Shrogg2 has done an enormous amount of work (and yes, it would have taken hours and hours!) to create a 3D Printer inside the sandbox indie game, Minecraft.

Here is my review:

 

Review of Shrogg2′s Virtual 3D Printer

Resolution
The resolution is a paltry 1 meter (Minecraft blocks are 1m by 1m) - modern printers are getting 30 microns, so obviously Shrogg2 has a bit of work to go there. 0 out of 5 for this.

Colours
Also it looked to only print in 2 colours – white and greeny/bluey. Well, modern printers can print in all colours of the rainbow. Of course, most commercial printers are single color. So I guess we can let Shrogg2 pass. 2 out of 5

Build Volume
The build size is an impressive 8 meter by 8 meter by 12 meter. Even bigger than this beast we have reviewed a few weeks ago. 5 out of 5.

Build Speed
Build speed is impressive at about a meter every few seconds – this blows every commercial printer out of the water. Of course having a resolution of 1 meter makes this easily achievable BUT we are only rating build speed here. 5 out of 5.

Wastage
There is wastage of material – the filler material needs to be cleaned from the model by burning it. This is normal in the industry: 3 out of 5.

Feasibility
Finally getting the finished model into you hand, I don’t think Shrogg2 has thought of much. After all, it will be a tough call to get it out of the game and onto your desk. A fundamental failing here: 0 out of 5.

The final result

So adding that all up we get: 15 out of 30 – a 50% – a pass!

 

The actual file for import is here, but there are a few difficulties that punters have experienced. Perhaps give it a few days for an update to the importer to occur.

Well done Shrogg2!

 

PS This is satire for those about to freak out. Shrogg2 has achieved something completely awesome here.

By On 12 July, 2011 · Leave a Comment · In Applications, Toys

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