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Re: 3D Printing Bricks in N Scale?
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2018, 08:28:01 AM »
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I'm not sure if this will work for anyone, but I print brick on label paper for my sketch set builds. Open this file, click on desired pattern, and then click on print in your browser File print dropdown. These patterns come from
Sketch-up and are sized by me to N scale.

http://www.nscale.net/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=89

If these are suitable I have more.

My only issue with this type of thing is the repetition in the pattern.  When viewed at a distance, it's quite obvious that the image is synthesized, and not random, like real brickwork.  Same issue I have with printed shingles.

Need an image of a single giant brick expanse or a way to splice different brick courses at random.  And yest it is much work.

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Re: 3D Printing Bricks in N Scale?
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2018, 03:33:46 PM »
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Depends on your POV. I use the 1 1/2 to 2 foot rule.
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Re: 3D Printing Bricks in N Scale?
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2018, 04:55:54 PM »
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Depends on your POV. I use the 1 1/2 to 2 foot rule.

Actually, the problem of a repeating ("tiled") pattern is exacerbated by more distant viewing.

Yes, it's a lot of work, but the best approach is to start with artwork that isn't tiled, or where the tiling is at least as large as the largest wall.