Thread: 3d Printing
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Old 07-02-2017, 08:28 AM   #2
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Default Re: 3d Printing

Originally Posted by jacobmuller View Post
Is it a crime to scan, print and sell plastic versions of classic metal miniatures at cost?
If they're someone else's design that they haven't released for general use, yes. (Discussion of copyright reform can go elsewhere.)

On the other hand, have a look on Thingiverse and you'll find lots of shapes being given away free. So you may not have something that looks just like the official whatever, but you'll certainly have a rat-man or an orc or a tank that you can use in games.

Do be aware that 3d printing is not as easy as "here's the design, make me a copy" and many small printers are much more for the dedicated hobbyist (i.e. "fixing up this machine is my hobby") than for someone who wants to do other things and expects the printer just to work.
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