Hi everyone, I’m looking to get an SLA 3D printer and in my search I have discovered the PeoPoly Moai. I’ve never had a 3d printer before but I am looking to get my first one. I’m a Zbrush character sculptor so I want to print some cool 3d figures and busts which I have sculpted. I assume the Moai is up to that task? I’m very impressed from seeing all the videos on youtube and reviews from this printer and I have some questions if you don’t mind before I decide to take the plunge.
1 - what is the max size height and width of a 3d model you can print? I do a lot of sculpting in Zbrush and I would like to print some of my digital sculptures.
2 - Regarding detail, from what I have seen you can get some great detail with the Moai. I haven’t seen many larger figures printed on the Moai, would it give exceptional print detail on larger pieces in addition to smaller pieces? Like wrinkles in a face, veins on an arm, crisp facial features etc?
3 - Can a print be primed and painted and assembled as a final model for displaying? What kind of paints would be recommended?
4 - How strong is the normal grey resin? Would it be tough enough to be a displayed item with great strength or should I mold and cast the 3d print? Another words I don’t want to print a character model and have it fragile and break easily. I did see where People sells a harder resin though.
Thats about it for now, if anyone can help me with my questions I would greatly appreciate it! I want to primarily print character models with maximum detail and I’m hoping the Moai will be the perfect 3d printer for what I want to do.