After consultation from my Native Hawaiian brethren the consensus was naming my GF, Pele was a really bad idea. Aside from the potential bad luck it might bring (if you believe in that stuff) respectfully it would be similar to me calling it Jehova, or Buddah, or the like. Soooo we decided that the name that was descriptive, and Hawaiian, AND an active forger of molten materials - the volcano Kilauea.
Uneventful unpacking - one shipping handle missing, one broken, box in good shape.
Easier than expected set up. Minor calibration issue resolved when stronger wifi signal acquired from closer hub.
Unbelievably easy first set up and cut of Founders Ruler. Intuitive layout, AMAZING to see the live image of the material on the bed and the ability to easily place artwork BLEW MY MIND.
PROOFGRADE!!! Ok so I know that in the future I will be delving deep into my own materials and settings but GF go on with your bad self with these proofgrades! I mean come on I just drop the material in and it immediately brings up the settings for it as well as a cute little PG material icon!! This feature to me is in a way like my digital SLR camera - I can manual set the heck out of it - BUT I can also go AUTO when I want instant gratification… or a baseline.
I have a co-worker who’s mom is a teacher who is waiting for her GF Basic to arrive for her classroom. My co-worker ask if I thought it would really be a good tool for her class and be as easy as it was hyped. I can enthusiastically now answer to him “YES! - those kids are going to create the future.”
Looking forward to sharing some personal projects in the coming weeks!
Mahalo and BIG UPS to Dan and the GF team for creating such an AMAZING tool for the masses.
Proud to be a Founder!