10 Surprising 3D Prints That Were Designed With SketchUp

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SketchUp is a popular 3D modeling software for all things geometrical. Let’s take a look at some unusual SketchUp 3D prints! As was already pointed out, using SketchUp for designing and printing scale models is quite common. Get a professional 3D print of your SketchUp model.

10 Surprising 3D Prints That Were Designed With SketchUp

i.materialise

SketchUp is a popular 3D modeling software for all things geometrical. Let’s take a look at some unusual SketchUp 3D prints! As was already pointed out, using SketchUp for designing and printing scale models is quite common. Get a professional 3D print of your SketchUp model.

Sketchup tips from Steven Gray: Part 3, expand functionality with plugins

Shapeways Blog

Shapeways Shop owner Steven Gray of MyGadgetLife shares some advice for designing with the amazing free design tool Sketchup. Get some Extensions (aka plugins), scripts that expand Sketchup’s functionality.

Announcing the Top 3 Winning Designs of the SketchUp 3D Printing Challenge

i.materialise

A few weeks ago, we invited SketchUp users from all over the world to participate in our ‘ SketchUp 3D Printed Jewelry Challenge ’ and submit their unique jewelry designs. Olivier told us that he thought it would look best in an antique finish – so that’s what we did!

How to convert CAD to STL for 3D Printing

Javelin Tech Tips

Coarse STL File produces larger triangles, rougher finish. Google SketchUp. Download Sketchup to DXF or STL plugin. To use the plugin, download the file below (skp_to_dxf.rb) to the Sketchup plugins folder on your computer. After copying this file, start Sketchup.

Best 3D Modeling Software for Mac: 3D Printing with Mac OS

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The two most used 3D modeling software programs for Macintosh devices are freeware program Blender (score: 80) and freemium software SketchUp (75). SketchUp, on the other hand, is said to be rather beginner-friendly and great for architectural and geometric objects.

Tutorial: How to Paint a Gray Resin Scale Model

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He designs them in SketchUp , mostly prints them in Gray Resin and always finishes them with a beautiful paint job. Now the painting of the model is finished and you can apply decals on it and complete it with windows, wheels and a panto.”.

Scaled 3D print of "ShopBot" project.

Number Six's 3D Printing Blog

I''ve broken down the steps, aiming the post at Sketchup beginners. My starting point was to import the.DXF into Sketchup so I could use the Push/Pull tool to give each part some depth for printing. I first had to install a Plug-in into Sketchup to enable importing.DXF.

Layer selective colour 3D printing

RichRap

After printing coloured and multicoloured things, I wanted to experiment using my Filament joiner to make prints that had different coloured finishing layers (at different heights) on an object. colour filament multicolour selective sketchup

#30DoC Badge & simple guide to manifold 3D design

RichRap

I''m starting the 30 days of creativity month with a two colour #30DoC printed 3D badge designed in Sketchup and printed on a RepRap 3D printer. The 3D file is up on Thingiverse here, along with the Sketchup model , go print one out!

Top 4 Benefits of 3D Printing Models for Architects

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Another amazing time saver: after applying essential 3D printing design rules, you can even print existing 3D models created in programs like SketchUp. You will instantly see the price for your 3D printed architectural model in more than 100 materials and finishes.

A Helmet, Our First 2+ Hours Print

Tales of a 3D Printer

Finally, after a couple of false starts, we printed our biggest print job yet - a Halo helmet downloaded to SketchUp and converted to STL. Building up with its support material 12 hours, 44 mins Finished product.

Most Read Articles from Last Week – May 3rd, 2015

3D Printing Industry

Lukas Hoppe, an 18-year-old about to finish secondary school in Bremen, Germany is trying to raise money on Indiegogo to build a prototype of his design for an open source, desktop SLS 3D printer. … Materialise & SketchUp to Open Up Database of 2.7 By 3D Printing Industry.

Best 3D Modeling Software for Mac: 3D Printing with Mac OS

i.materialise

The two most used 3D modeling software programs for Macintosh devices are freeware program Blender (score: 80) and freemium software SketchUp (75). SketchUp, on the other hand, is said to be rather beginner-friendly and great for architectural and geometric objects.

9 Free 3D Design Programs to Get You Started with 3D Printing

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SketchUp is a software that architects, interior designers, and scale modelers love. SketchUp is mainly based on lines – 3D models will be edgy as a result. Take a look at our tutorials to learn how to create your first SketchUp 3D model and how to make it 3D printable.

Top 4 Benefits of 3D Printing Models for Architects

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Another amazing time saver: after applying essential 3D printing design rules, you can even print existing 3D models created in programs like SketchUp. You will instantly see the price for your 3D printed architectural model in more than 100 materials and finishes.

FreeCAD Tutorial & Review: From a 2D Sketch to a 3D Print

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FreeCAD Tutorial Part 6: Analyzing a Finished 3D Model. You will instantly see how much your model costs in 19 different materials and 100+ different finishes. If you liked this tutorial you might be interested in learning to use SketchUp as well.

Top 10 (Mobile) 3D Modeling Apps to Design and 3D Print on the Go

i.materialise

From 3D Builder, users can send their models directly to i.materialise and get professional 3D prints in a variety of finishes and colors. SketchUp Viewer for Mobile. Beginners who have never worked with this software, can read these tips and tricks for 3D printing with SketchUp.

The Year of 2016 in 3D Printing: 12 Months, 12 Highlights

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In February we were excited to launch a 3D printing challenge in collaboration with SketchUp. A 3D printed brass pendant by Niels Lannoo that was entirely designed in SketchUp. May: We Introduced Our New Chrome-Plated Brass Finish.

Meet The Woman Bringing The 3D Printed Jewelry Trend To Hollywood

3D Printing Review

After the final shape is finished, a cleaning process removes the loose powder or support material that forms around the target shape of the design.” “There’s a misconception that if a piece is 3D printed, it comes out of the printer as a ready-to-ship, finished product.

12 Amazing 3D Prints from Our Community

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This design themed our SketchUp jewelry challenge: the ‘Tiger Pendant’. This 3D printed brass pendant by Niels Lannoo that was entirely designed in SketchUp. It’s time to take a step back and have a look at some of the best 3D prints from our community here i.materialise.

9 Free 3D Design Programs to Get You Started with 3D Printing

i.materialise

SketchUp is a software that architects, interior designers, and scale modelers love. SketchUp is mainly based on lines – 3D models will be edgy as a result. Take a look at our tutorials to learn how to create your first SketchUp 3D model and how to make it 3D printable.

9 Free 3D Design Programs to Get You Started with 3D Printing

i.materialise

SketchUp is a software that architects, interior designers, and scale modelers love. SketchUp is mainly based on lines – 3D models will be edgy as a result. Take a look at our tutorials to learn how to create your first SketchUp 3D model and how to make it 3D printable.

Top 10 3D Model Databases: The Best Sites to Download 3D Models for 3D Printing

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Whether you are looking for architecture, product design or scale models, 3D Warehouse offers anything that was created with the popular 3D modeling software SketchUp. Geometric 3D models can be downloaded at SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse.

Top 10 3D Model Databases: The Best Sites to Download 3D Models for 3D Printing

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Whether you are looking for architecture, product design or scale models, 3D Warehouse offers anything that was created with the popular 3D modeling software SketchUp. Geometric 3D models can be downloaded at SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse.

FreeCAD Tutorial & Review: From a 2D Sketch to a 3D Print

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FreeCAD Tutorial Part 6: Analyzing a Finished 3D Model. You will instantly see how much your model costs in 19 different materials and 100+ different finishes. If you liked this tutorial you might be interested in learning to use SketchUp as well.

Enhancing Furniture with 3D Printing: Furniture Design Student Creates Unique Table Design with 3D Printed Parts

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It’s a very strong material and it’s slightly flexible at the same time, the price isn’t too high, and the material is durable, especially when you give it a finishing touch like a dye. Simon designed his table part in SketchUp and Cinema 4D. This was all done in SketchUp.”.

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. It is then sandblasted and finished by hand. So how does 3D printing really work?

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Using Support Material

Tales of a 3D Printer

Today, some students wanted to print a helmet from a design they downloaded on SketchUp (the printing of which is of questionably copyright-legality, but I digress).

3 Ways 3D Printing Empowers Artists

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Free tools like AutoDesk 123D series, MeshMixer , SketchUp and Jweel  allow people with no 3d modeling training to jump in and start creating. Make your art look just the way you want it by choosing from one of the 16 materials and more than 70 finishes.

FreeCAD Tutorial & Review: From a 2D Sketch to a 3D Print

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FreeCAD Tutorial Part 6: Analyzing a Finished 3D Model. You will instantly see how much your model costs in 19 different materials and 100+ different finishes. If you liked this tutorial you might be interested in learning to use SketchUp as well.

NumberSix's 3D Printing Blog: Santa Sleigh.Ho Ho Ho!

Number Six's 3D Printing Blog

The sleigh body was re-drawn in Sketchup by simply extruding a profile which matched the gaps in the runners (side parts). Above) Parts laid out in Sketchup. The deer were imported into Sketchup and scaled up to match the new sleigh size. NumberSixs 3D Printing Blog.

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

i.materialise

This file of a three-dimensional object can be created in 3D modeling tools such as Blender, 123D Design, Rhino, SketchUp, etc. It is then sandblasted and finished by hand. So how does 3D printing really work?

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Great Software for 3D Printers

Thornburg Thoughts

Sketchup Make (Mac Windows) [link]. Sketchup is a professional 3D modeling tool that is super for creating geometric structures from scratch (architectural designs, for example). The The free version (Sketchup Make) has all the features that students might need to build models of the parts they want to print. If The Sketchup Extension Warehouse has a free plug-in that lets you export your finished part as an STL file directly. My

Optimization Tools: Batch Control

Sculpteo

3D modeling softwares, Sketchup for example , offer a great flexibility when it comes to designing objects, but those objects aren’t always ready for a 3D print. After the file is uploaded, you are taken to the print page, where you can change the color and finishing options of your object.

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Top 10 3D Model Databases: The Best Sites to Download 3D Models for 3D Printing

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Whether you are looking for architecture, product design or scale models, 3D Warehouse offers anything that was created with the popular 3D modeling software SketchUp. Geometric 3D models can be downloaded at SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse.

How to Design a Raspberry Pi Case for 3D Printing

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If youre not already an avid user of commercial design software like SolidWorks , Pro/ENGINEER or Rhinoceros , try out free alternatives like 123D Design , Tinkercad or SketchUp. The material can also be finished in numerous ways, from spray painting and color dying to fluffy velvet.

A Talk With Jeff Brown, Shapeways’ ‘King Toy’

Shapeways Blog

How does it feel, after the hours you put in modeling, tweaking, and getting things just right, to finally hold that finished piece in your hand? I use SketchUp. The scale modeling community here at Shapeways just keeps amazing us with the things they’re creating.

Most Popular 3D Modeling Programs For Jewelry Designers

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Once you have found a software to create your designs in 3D, we can print them in gold, silver, brass, brass or 100+ other materials and finishes. Before a 3D printer can start printing your jewelry object, it needs digital input from a computer, or a virtual 3D model.

NumberSix's 3D Printing Blog: Printing a clock.

Number Six's 3D Printing Blog

The finished item is a simple and pleasing open style, weight driven, wall clock with a 9" face and 3ft pendulum. The finished clock. If it's the one-minute escapement wheel you are looking for then it's contained within the Sketchup file, and can be exported from there.

NumberSix's 3D Printing Blog: Halloween printing fun begins!

Number Six's 3D Printing Blog

Just to set off the Pumpkin, and lower the position of the LED Tealight I drew up a base in Sketchup. For the finishing touch I put three stick-on feet on the base! NumberSixs 3D Printing Blog. Exploring the world of 3D printing. Sharing ideas and innovation with others! ioshea). Pages.

Tinkering-Based Learning in Action

Thornburg Thoughts

There was no formal instruction on the use of the software beyond letting them know that when their project was finished it needed to be exported as an STL file so it could be printed.

PlingPong, From Dream to Doorbuster: An Interview With Mike St. Martin

Shapeways Blog

This all happened in a few days on paper and in SketchUp. Finally, after all the time you spent creating a game, workshopping it, fine tuning it, and getting it just right, how did it feel to finally open up that box from Shapeways and see the finished product? Mike and Amy St. Martin.