Models = Complete!
about 1 month ago
– Thu, May 20, 2021 at 04:49:58 PM
Hi folks, hope you're all well!
I just uploaded the final finished model this last weekend. At this point all the models are uploaded to the Dropbox and finished! There have also been tweaks to a few models that had previously been uploaded, all of which is logged and indicated in the REWARDS SPREADSHEET.
I'm sure there will be a few more tweaks needed, so I'm guessing I'll end up uploading a few more versions of some files as folks continue to print, but as of now this project is considered complete. Don't feel any rush to download though, the access/Dropbox will be available for a long time (I say at least a year, but in reality it will pretty much be in perpetuity).
Don't forget to join the community on FB if you want to share prints, questions, etc.
Thanks so much again for your support on this project!
EC3D is working on many exciting new projects for release later this year, including another space-ship combat scale campaign, a tabletop props campaign, an epic steampunk campaign, a whole new batch (and restock) of DungeonMats, and a set of Beasts and Baddies playing cards (a custom poker deck with different races for each suit).
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Dropbox Issues Resolved
about 2 months ago
– Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 11:18:28 PM
Hey folks! Wanted to give you a quick update on Dropbox issues that occurred over the weekend.
At this point, all issues should be resolved thankfully and all access (including to add-on downloads) has been restored, and I have *lots* of bandwidth to work with at this point so you should be able to download to your heart's content! Sorry again for all the troubles!
I was also made aware that the Orcs were missing from the Dropbox, which was a mistake an I just uploaded them as well. The good news is that we should be churning out the remainder of the minis over the next 1-2 weeks and delivery of this project will wrap up really fast. Cheers!
Dropbox / File Update
about 2 months ago
– Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 01:54:39 AM
Well, you think a 10 billion dollar company like Dropbox would have support people around to assist customers on weekends, but alas - they do not. Despite all my best efforts to sort out the locked share link fiasco preventing backers from accessing rewards, I have received no help from Dropbox.
I have ~150gb of files in shared links across all my 15+ projects which I use to power distributions for all my kickstarters, addons and deliverables - so there's no good short-term solution to remedying the access issues across all files.
I found a quick band-aid answer for Beasts and Baddies minis at least - I uploaded a zip file of deliverables folder to Amazon S3 (a storage system) and updated the BackerKit digital rewards to include a link to download the zip file. It doesn't include the fancy file browsing capabilities of Dropbox, but at least this is 100% in my control and Backers can download the zip file if you don't want to wait until Mon for the Dropbox issues to be resolved. You can find the link in the digital rewards in your BackerKit.
Unfortunately, the addons are still offline as there's just way too much to migrate those over (there's 45+ rules and downloads for all of them).
Again, sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding! -Evan
BackerKit + File Access **PLEASE READ**
about 2 months ago
– Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 11:20:46 PM
Hi folks! Despite some trial and tribulation with Dropbox, I'm working hard to get the files for the KS and addons in your hands. I apologize for the hiccups on delivery - this is my 11th Kickstarter, and I've learned one lesson as truth at this point - each one has *something* that goes wrong, so I apologize!
Please take the time to watch the quick video below if you have any questions, or are new to my Kickstarters, as it explains how BackerKit and file access works.
You should all have received a survey access email, but if not you can also login and access here: https://beasts-and-baddies.backerkit.com . Inside the survey you will see your extra funds from KS pledge, can select or purchase additional add-ons, and access digital downloads & rewards (more on that below). Here's an overview video for how to use backerKit and purchase add-ons:
Accessing, Browsing, and Downloading Files
All digital content rewards are served through BackerKit, and provided as a Dropbox link (which I use to host the files) and a custom password for each access. After completing your survey you will have access to these in BackerKit. For all add-ons, the content is finished and you can download away, and each add-on and STL set has their own download password/link custom to you that you can see/access in BackerKit.
*** PLEASE NOTE *** - I have been having some Dropbox issues the last ~24 hrs due to traffic spikes. I've upgraded my account to the highest levels and have multiple conversations with their support but they are being a right pain in the ass. These issues might be resolved for some people, but not all, and I'm trying multiple workarounds. I'm working as hard as I can to resolve. I would ask for the next few days that you only download the STLs you need to print at that moment, not the full multi-gigabyte ZIPs. The files will be available to download for a long time so there's no rush.
Many of the items from this Kickstarter are finished and ready for your to print (about 65-70%). Though I carefully repair each item, inevitably some issues will be found that need repair in a few meshes. I recommend only downloading what you intend to print for now and wait until I give the green light that everything is done to download the full set. Dropbox allows you to download individual folders as ZIP files from the browsable web interface (which I cover in the video below). The always-up-to-date rewards spreadsheet is accessible here: http://go.ec3d.design/beasts-baddies-reward-guide . The remaining minis should get wrapped up in the next few weeks, and there's some printing notes for FDM and resin in the spreadsheet also.
PLEASE ALSO NOTE - The spreadsheet above is the source of truth for all file statuses, changes, etc. Some folders exist in the rewards that are empty and will have only renders. That means that specific folder has not yet been delivered yet.
Each miniature in the rewards comes in 4 versions, so select the one that's most appropriate for your use use:
- "Based" - the mini has been based on a standard, undecorated base sized appropriately for the character with a flat bottom. Can be printed in FDM or resin.
- "Resin Based" - same as the Based version but with a bevel and channel in the base to allow for easier removal from a resin print bed
- "Unbased" - the mini is unbased. The bottom is still flat and it should print support-free with the right settings on FDM, and work in resin as well. Ideal if you want to base after printing on custom bases, acrylic, use in dioramas, etc
- "For Base Merge" - unbased, with extra geometry at the bottom of the mini. This is designed to be merged with a base in your slicer, to print as one solid piece. You can use an EC3D designed base or a base from any vendor. I'll be making a short video on how to do this in the coming days, as well as releasing a few more scenic bases you can use.
I also created a Facebook Group for folks that want to share photos, chat, etc, and you can always contact me directly with thoughs/questions/support/etc. Cheers!
about 2 months ago
– Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 09:29:25 AM
Well, after 5+ years of successfully using, and being a fan of, Dropbox I've finally run into a snag with their service. This was one of my largest releases to date so far, and between the massive amount of uploads I did yesterday and the downloads, my account was flagged for high traffic and share links were blocked - DOH!
I'm working with their support team to resolved, but they told me there's a good chance it can take up to 24 hrs which is a huge bummer, but I'm crossing my fingers that it's much less than that. This affects all my downloads (addons and Beast and Baddies rewards) so I'm super sorry for the service interruption, but I'm working hard on my end to get things resolved, so stay tuned!
Sorry for the inconvenience. The sliver lining is that when I was finalizing the models yesterday, I added 3 more freebies to the pot - vampire thralls and the dire boar!