Tutorial: 3D Printing With Blender

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Struggling to make your Blender model 3D printable? In 10 minutes, CG Masters ’s Blender expert Chris Plush will show you the essential tips and tricks to prep your files for 3D printing. This is your essential Blender toolbox to get stunning prints!

CG Cookie Co-Founder Jonathan Williamson on Skipping School, Blender, and How Open Source Can Set Us Free

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Eight years ago, when he co-founded the creative community and learning platform CG Cookie , the goal was to serve the Blender community as a tutorial author. What was the first thing you designed in Blender? What made you decide to teach yourself Blender?

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Michigan Tech’s Joshua Pearce launches free open-source 3D printing course

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One of the most popular open-source 3D printing courses, taught by Dr. Joshua Pearce at the Michigan Technological University is now available online for free. 3D Printing Blender Distributed Manufacturing Eric S. Dr. Pearce, an open-source champion and professor of Materials Science & Engineering and the Electrical & Computer Engineering at Michigan Tech is the author of Open-Source Lab: How to Build […].

Tutorial: Creating a Simple Chess Piece in Blender

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Creating a realistic looking chess piece can seem like a simple task but it poses a few fun challenges that can be tackled with basic Blender techniques. It is good to know that by default, circles in Blender have 32 vertices. Learning how to model for 3D print?

Software Developer Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Help Provide 3D Design Courses to Beginners

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3D Design 3D Printing 3d design 3D design course 3D design curriculum 3d design education 3d printing education 3d printing kickstarter campaigns AutoDesk Fusion 360 Bill Tran blender crowdfunding education kickstarter learn 3d printing online course stem STEM education udemyAs the number of real life applications that involve the use of 3D design and 3D printing continues to increase, so does the need to educate the world—particularly the younger generations—on the ins.

Top 25: Most Popular 3D Modeling & Design Software for 3D Printing

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Blender and SketchUp top the list! So here it is: Blender has the biggest, most active 3D printing community. The community is especially keen on sharing and spreading resources: Blender has most forum entries, YouTube videos and Google search results related to 3D printing content.

3D Printing Spotlight On: Vicky Somma, Maker and Software Developer

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If you’re inexperienced with 3D printing but want to learn, there are plenty of courses, both online and in-person, that you can take – or, if you’re anything like Vicky Somma, you. Featured Stories 3d hubs 3D printed drawer pulls 3d printed ornaments 3d printed wine rack 3D Printing Spotlight blender colorfabb Design Make Teach etsy OpenSCAD shapeways Spotlight on Women Tinkercad vicky somma women in business women in tech

3D-Printed Action Figures: How to Make Your Own Action Figure

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Other software with sculpting modes: There are other popular 3D modeling programs that come with sculpting modules like MODO (premium programs) or Blender (freeware). Of course you can also import 3D files from the web or 3D scans.

Throwback Thursday: Getting Ready for Take Off

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People here used AutoCAD , SketchUp , Rhinoceros , Cinema 4D , Maxima , Blender , 3-matic , Magics and Excel. Of course , i.materialise didn’t offer precious metals yet in 2009 and 3D printed phone cases only took off after the iPhone 4 was released in 2011.

How to Get Started with 3D Modeling: An Interview with 3D Modeling Expert Jonathan Williamson

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And of course, the objects of virtual reality all start as 3D models. It of course depends to what degree you are modeling, but some modeling is going to be strictly from existing blueprints. Blender can basically run on any machine. Blender is very compatible and small.

How to Get Started with 3D Modeling: An Interview with 3D Modeling Expert Jonathan Williamson

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And of course, the objects of virtual reality all start as 3D models. It of course depends to what degree you are modeling, but some modeling is going to be strictly from existing blueprints. Blender can basically run on any machine. Blender is very compatible and small.

MakerHome: Day 266 - 3D Printed Conformations of Knots

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The final project for this semesters MATH 297 - Knot Theory Research and 3D Printing course was to research and print a set of interesting knot conformations for the first fifteen knots in the Rolfsen knot table. MakerHome. One 3D print every day from home, for a year. Welcome to MakerHome.

How to Get Started with 3D Modeling: An Interview with 3D Modeling Expert Jonathan Williamson

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And of course, the objects of virtual reality all start as 3D models. It of course depends to what degree you are modeling, but some modeling is going to be strictly from existing blueprints. Blender can basically run on any machine. Blender is very compatible and small.

Top 10 3D Sculpting Programs – The Best Software for Creating Digital Sculptures for 3D Printing

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Blender. Blender is a very powerful 3D modeling program and a popular choice within the 3D printing community. Additional bonuses are the sheer number of tutorials and plugins out there as well as the fact that Blender is completely free! By: Blender Foundation.

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The Free Library of 3D Printable Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures Is Now Complete!

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Of course things got even worse when Wizards of the Coast stopped producing as many miniatures, choosing instead to focus on starter sets and random booster packs, while letting many of the popular and commonly used figures go out of print.

Designer Spotlight: Jeremie Brunet

Shapeways Blog

My hobby is fractals, under any shape: images, videos, and of course 3D prints. I don’t use traditional 3D tools such as Blender… I use mostly very exotic software. Of course social networks : Facebook , Twitter , DeviantArt and YouTube.

How to Become a Professional 3D Modeler: An Interview with 3D Modelling Expert Jonathan Williamson

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Let me illustrate based on my own story: I started doing Blender professionally at 15 by just creating models, one at a time, for people that needed them. Of course, most of them fell through! Becoming a professional 3D modeler is the dream job for many people.

Why Buying A 3D Printer Might Make You Scream

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Not all of them funded, of course. The solution for this is easy, of course: Do a lot of research and read what active users say. A friend of mine called me out on this logic of cost-benefit asking me if I have ever run the cost-benefit analysis on my kitchen blender.

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FDM=ASAP but SLS=OMG: Home 3D Printing vs. Shapeways

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For details on making models thinner or thicker to optimize for printing on different types of machines, check out our recent article Tutorial Tuesday 34: Thickening 3D Models With Blender.

How to Become a Professional 3D Modeler: An Interview with 3D Modelling Expert Jonathan Williamson

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Let me illustrate based on my own story: I started doing Blender professionally at 15 by just creating models, one at a time, for people that needed them. Of course, most of them fell through! Becoming a professional 3D modeler is the dream job for many people.

Designer Spotlight: Emily Mitchell’s Natural Histories

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I learned digital modeling and sculpting through courses and videos online. For 3D printing I work entirely in Blender , a free and open-source program which has a great community always ready to offer assistance and insight. Vancouver artist Emily Mitchell has a story to tell.

ZBrush 3D Printing Tutorial: Preparing 3D Sculptures for 3D Printing

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This “Ring Of The Monkey Pirate King” by Ben Dansie was 3D modeled in ZBrush and Blender… … and then turned into a stunning Sterling Silver 3D print. If you choose WRL or OBJ, you can of course also export texture files.

Top 10 3D Sculpting Programs – The Best Software for Creating Digital Sculptures for 3D Printing

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Blender. Blender is a very powerful 3D modeling program and a popular choice within the 3D printing community. Additional bonuses are the sheer number of tutorials and plugins out there as well as the fact that Blender is completely free!

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Best Kohl’s Black Friday Deals

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Of course, you’re going to need a nice TV to go with. each: The 15-oz Mini Personal Blender, the Mini Electric Chopper, the 15-quart Slow Cooker, the 2-slice Toaster, the 5-cup Coffee Maker, and the Hand Mixer. each: the 2-Speed Hand Blender, the Stainless Steel Electric Can Opener, the Egg Cooker, the 6-Speed Hand Mixer, the Quesadilla Maker, the 4-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker, the 4-Slice Toaster Oven, and the 48-oz Blender.

How Does 3D Printing Work? These Videos Hold the Answer.

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This file of a three-dimensional object can be created in 3D modeling tools such as Blender, 123D Design, Rhino, SketchUp, etc. Of course there are still more, related 3D printing technologies. So how does 3D printing really work?

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Behind the Product: Glass Vase Mold

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I want to work a lot bigger of course but I’m not sure the next thing will look like this. Blender wasn’t originally designed for 3D printing as far as I know so getting accurate dimensions are difficult in parts of the modeling. I mostly use Blender for a few reasons.

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3D Modeling Options for Kids

Tales of a 3D Printer

They are all, of course, free! Blender OpenSCAD FreeCAD. In the months we have been exploring our 3D printers, we have tried a variety of 3D modeling options for kids to create their own models, and we''ve come up with the following options. From easiest, but least flexible to more options, but very complex: 3DTin - Currently my student''s favorite. This browser-based modeling program has a very simple interface - just choose 3D shapes from a library add them to your sketch.

The Beauty and Simplicity of Simply BU’s 3D-Printed World

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The course included photography, interior design, painting and more. I use Blender to model. Simply BU is the brand behind Burçin Urçak, a Turkish interior architect based in Belgium with a remarkable talent for 3D printing.

How Does 3D Printing Work? These Videos Hold the Answer.

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This file of a three-dimensional object can be created in 3D modeling tools such as Blender, 123D Design, Rhino, SketchUp, etc. Of course there are still more, related 3D printing technologies. So how does 3D printing really work?

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DIMENSIONEXT: 3D Prints From 2D Photos Of A Moving Subject

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It’s worth noting at this point that camera’s can of course be hired, not simply invested in as a bulk expenditure, which would of course otherwise limit this process to the affluent, photography professionals and businesses. Pages. SECTOR NEWS. REPORTS. REVIEWS. SEARCH.

Designer Spotlight: Chandler Rowland

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I learned the basics of 3D modeling in an animation course I audited in my last year of college. A few years after graduation, I taught myself Blender, Sculptris, and various other software tools for 3D printing with the help of the Internet.

Designer Spotlight: Latte A.L.

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Of course, jasmine tea leaves are quite long and would be too heavy for an ear climber, so I shortened them. I am trying Blender at the moment, which I like a lot. Evelyn of Latte A.L.,

10 Years Ago, Shapeways Was Sparked

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“When I learned about 3D printing, the first thing I thought was, ‘OMG, this is something I need to share with my friends in the Blender community!’ Yes of course! Ten years ago today, Shapeways was just an idea. “I remember the day well.

Day 234 - S(5,2,(1,1,-1,1))

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This semester five students and I have been 3D-printing the knots through 7 crossings in both standard and special configurations, as part of our MATH 297 - Knot Theory Research and 3D Printing course in the JMU 3-SPACE classroom.

3D Printed Action Figures: How to Make Your Own Action Figure

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Other software with sculpting modes: There are other popular 3D modeling programs that come with sculpting modules like Cinema 4D , MODO (premium programs) or Blender (freeware). Of course you can also import 3D files from the web or 3D scans.

i.materialise Getting Ready for Take Off

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People here used AutoCAD , SketchUp , Rhinoceros , Cinema 4D , Maxima , Blender , 3-matic , Magics and Excel. Of course , i.materialise didn’t offer precious metals yet in 2009 and 3D printed phone cases only took off after the iPhone 4 was released in 2011.

SOLIDWORKS Holiday Gift Guide

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Launched via Kickstarter, this cooler features an 18-volt, battery-powered rechargeable blender, 5-watt Bluetooth speakers, a USB charger, an LED lid light, locking gear tie-down, a divider/cutting board, and extra wide, easy rolling wheels. The holiday season can be extremely stressful.

Designer Spotlight: Steven Gray

Shapeways Blog

I’ve been messing around with 3D software in various forms since the early 80s, but more recently with Sketchup and Blender, which I’m still learning. The design has been blogged by others and of course I tweet about him from time to time.

ZBrush 3D Printing Tutorial: Preparing 3D Sculptures for 3D Printing

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This “Ring Of The Monkey Pirate King” by Ben Dansie was 3D modeled in ZBrush and Blender… … and then turned into a stunning Sterling Silver 3D print. If you choose WRL or OBJ, you can of course also export texture files.

RepRap: Blog: Announcing AMRI: Advanced Manufacturing.

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Inspired by Google Summer of Code and work going on at Blender Foundation , AMRI seeks a return to some of the ideals behind the RepRap Research Foundation. This ATE short course is described here. RepRap: Blog.

STL vs. OBJ: Which Should You Use?

3D Printing Hub

Each CAD software manufacturer, such as AutoCAD or Blender, has its proprietary format. Of course, this is under the assumption that you don’t want you model to be modified by anyone. The world of 3D printing has seen huge growth in the last couple of years, with professionals and hobbyists alike discovering more and more possibilities for the technology. Along with evolution, 3D printing technology has also undergone some diversification.

DIMENSIONEXT: Morphi: Smart 3D Software For Smart Devices

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Autodesk’s Tinkercad , Trimble’s Sketchup , and Lagoa’s 3DTin and company are good - and accessible for beginners compared to a functionality and interface rich program such as Blender , but still the majority of people aren’t going to find them fun. Pages. SECTOR NEWS.

Tiles: The Best Simple 3D Printing CAD Program To. - dimensionext

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Dont let this put you off if you have yet to try out any of the huge range of input solutions out there now, from home pros using Blender , amateur experts using TinkerCad , Sketch Up. Pages. SECTOR NEWS. REPORTS. REVIEWS. SEARCH. PRINTEREST. ABOUT.