So I am playing around with Blender and it's wonderful. Great software, very intuitive but complex.
Basically, I create a shape, a box, a toroid, a cylinder. I perform some simple deforms, stretch and twist it a bit and I use the 'screw' modifier.
Now I'd really like to print this shell.
I use the slicing software but it's full of internal geometry.
Are there any actions I can perform to slice this thing up into pieces, select the outer shell and copy it, or delete everything internal that is not visible?
I'm not the only one asking and there has to be a simple way to do this, I am very sure.
We 3D-print people are desperately looking for a way to intuitively create some shape and just print the outer shell, what's visible.
THE PERFECT SOLUTION:
That would really be a button that says: 'extract exterior' or 'copy exterior' or just any way to select the outer shell.
This object is just a bunch of faces and the slicing software does a perfect job with this model, all that's in the way of printing it is all of the internal geometry.
I have performed this action of removing all internal geometry on another model I downloaded but it was already chopped into separate vertices I could remove.
The problem really is that the exterior is connected to the interior so I'm really looking for an easy way to deconnect that and seperate the external from the internal..
Thank you in advance.