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Old July 29th, 2019, 05:43 PM
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Heroforgeís Viability

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A while back I had a discussion with a few other fellow scapers about Heroforge and itís viability for creating new custom characters. I donít know if anyone has visited their website recently, but they have not only increased customizability for preset options (clothes, weapons, species, etc.), they are now also allowing for users to have near full customization with poses.

This is really quite exciting for me, because Heroforge also allows for you purchase a downloadable STL file, making it easy to share files to people with 3D/resin printers. I know they arenít typical household items and are quite expensive (especially resin printers), but it isnít too hard for those with the equipment to do mass distribution at a relatively low to no cost if they please. Also, it could greatly expand options for custom figures, since the only options we have now are whichever figures we can find online that are being widely produced.

The reason I mention all this (and have posted in this forum) is because with Heroforge, you only have to purchase the $10 file once, so the distribution cost really only has to cover that and the resin/ filament costs (3D printer filament costs around $20-$40 and resin cartridges cost around $150-$180). So even if you want to sell them at cost, it would be incredibly cheap to do so, perhaps even cheaper than figures from miniature market.

The downside of using 3D printers and (especially) resin printers is time. Currently, Iím printing a figure through a resin printer, and just one figure takes about 5 hours to print. However, 3D printers print much faster, but the quality is lower. I know there are members on here and on the Facebook page who are 3D printing figures, so why arenít we utilizing Heroforge to create new figures?

Iíd love to hear what you guys think, because even though Heroforge really only has customization for humanoid figures, there is so much you can do with it.

Maybe I should put something useful down here
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Re: Heroforgeís Viability

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Hey all,

A while back I had a discussion with a few other fellow scapers about Heroforge and itís viability for creating new custom characters. I donít know if anyone has visited their website recently, but they have not only increased customizability for preset options (clothes, weapons, species, etc.), they are now also allowing for users to have near full customization with poses.

This is really quite exciting for me, because Heroforge also allows for you purchase a downloadable STL file, making it easy to share files to people with 3D/resin printers. I know they arenít typical household items and are quite expensive (especially resin printers), but it isnít too hard for those with the equipment to do mass distribution at a relatively low to no cost if they please. Also, it could greatly expand options for custom figures, since the only options we have now are whichever figures we can find online that are being widely produced.

The reason I mention all this (and have posted in this forum) is because with Heroforge, you only have to purchase the $10 file once, so the distribution cost really only has to cover that and the resin/ filament costs (3D printer filament costs around $20-$40 and resin cartridges cost around $150-$180). So even if you want to sell them at cost, it would be incredibly cheap to do so, perhaps even cheaper than figures from miniature market.

The downside of using 3D printers and (especially) resin printers is time. Currently, Iím printing a figure through a resin printer, and just one figure takes about 5 hours to print. However, 3D printers print much faster, but the quality is lower. I know there are members on here and on the Facebook page who are 3D printing figures, so why arenít we utilizing Heroforge to create new figures?

Iíd love to hear what you guys think, because even though Heroforge really only has customization for humanoid figures, there is so much you can do with it.
I don't have a 3D printer yet, but this is one of the reasons I want one. I bought a couple of (very expensive) figures from Heroforge last year and they're perfect! I want to do so much more with them!


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Old July 29th, 2019, 07:51 PM
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Re: Heroforgeís Viability

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I don't have a 3D printer yet, but this is one of the reasons I want one. I bought a couple of (very expensive) figures from Heroforge last year and they're perfect! I want to do so much more with them!
From what Iíve gathered it seems like for printing miniatures the best option is to buy a resin printer, which at the lowest end (but will still produce a much higher quality print than a 3D printer) will cost around $500. However all around if the costs outweigh what youíre looking for then a 3D printer is still a great choice for a fraction of the cost. The school Iím at has a resin printer available for students to use for free, so while Iím here Iím going to be spending as much time as I can so I can get a sense of how useful this thing is!

Maybe I should put something useful down here
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