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3D printing is the process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model.

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Any way to make this mesh (hair made from curves) manifold without having to manually retopo it?

So I'm working on this character figure that will be 3D printed, and I just finished the hair base, except it looks awful from below because of course it does :P I was wondering if there was a way ...
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How to extrude and wrap around a ring?

I wanted to be able to extrude the flat side of the squiggly mesh to wrap around the ring, without changing the original shape so that the item looks flush. But when I use shrink wrap, Near surface ...
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Is this a bug in the toolbox addon

I created a tooth to print it 3d with this dimension (141,129,265) in mm. I apply the scale and rotation and location. The problem appears in the bottom of the ...
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How to solve thin faces problem to make the model printable

I modeling a dragon to print it 3d now I am preparing it to make it ready for 3d printing, the problem is I don't know how to fix the thin faces problem that gives me the toolbox addon. the following ...
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i have problem when i calculate zero faces by tool box addon

I modeled a dragon and I am preparing it now to be printable : It selects nearly all the mesh, I do "merge by distance" is there a problem or what. This is the method of how I applied the ...
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How to solve sharp edges problem in order to obtain a model for 3d print?

I have run the 3D Print toolbox add-on of Blender. And, I have got that result, which can be seen at screenshot. I donot know what to do about sharp edges problem. How to solve sharp edges problem in ...
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Creating Tiny Splinters In Plastic Using Shaders or Geometry Nodes

I'm trying a 3D printed look. I have the layer lines down so far, but how can I generate these tiny Splinters?
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Converting an image to a mesh

I am a railway modeller, I can design and add basic textures in SketchUp, no problems. I needed to up the texture levels quellenform instructions put me right so now Walls with real life textures are ...
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Procedurally Creating Tiny Imperfections using Shader or Geometry Nodes

I'm working on a project where I'm importing GCODE (that is a file that a 3d printer takes in and prints an object for you) and displaying it on Blender. This is what I have so far. Please understand ...
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Cutting a hole in a wall with displaced texture?

I don't know if this is possible. I have added a displaced texture to a plane mesh to make a wall for 3d printing. I have joined the two items together. I have tried the Boolean method to make a hole ...
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Solidify 3d slice thin walls

I drape the barrels with a subdivided mesh and apply subdivide. All works fine. I solidify with .05 thickness and apply. Most of the draped mesh thickens except the top where it lays across barrels. ...
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Adjust the direction of my 3D texture

I am trying to get a leather texture on my part with the aim of 3d printing it. I am totally new to blender. Got a pretty good result already, but the problem is that it does a displacement for the ...
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Does mirror modifier actually create a mesh or is it just a visual effect?

I only made half the model and used mirror modifier. If I 3D print my blend file will it just print the half I created or both sides?
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Normalize an SVG-based object before converting it to a 3D-printable stamp? [duplicate]

I'm trying to convert this logo to a stamp that could be 3D printed. In theory it sounds simple: what I want is to add a "flat" third dimension to the object. I imported it, used "...
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Why Is my Mesh seperating parts when exporting as an stl to 3d print it? (Found A workaround, but question still stands)

Workaround is at the bottom. REMEMBER: NEVER USE A PLANE OR CICLRE AND TAKE ONE VERTICE TO MAKE A MESH. JUST USE CTRL+RIGHT-MOUSE-BUTTON! So basicly, I am using Blender to make a figure and print it. ...
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Duplicate Linked with Boolean Modifier

I am building a model with sockets for a 3D print and want to attach various things to the finished print. To make sure that my sockets are spaced out properly I want to show them populated in the ...
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problem with overlapping faces in modeling blender

today I made a 3d model, and it looks ok, but i made it for 3d print, and in the preview window, it looks with errors: Here the print will fill all the glass content, and i dont want that, and i ...
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Grouping fingers to move with hand

Blender file I import my MakeHuman figure into Blender 3.0.0 apply IK to middle finger to move the arm. I then close fingers together to give me a better chance of 3d printing. When I move the hand ...
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How to create rugged/feathery cloth in Blender

I am trying to create a dress using blender or marvelous designer(export to blender) for a 3D character that will be suitable for both 3D printing(main objectice) and basic animation, possibly even ...
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Mirroring threaded object to create a 3D printed coupler

When I create a threaded female object (with garden hose threads) it works great. but when I mirror the object and print it out with the mirrored threads seems to get messed up / reversed somehow how ...
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Convert Mantaflow or other sims to mesh/get specific frame from sim?

Is there a way to convert simulations into mesh? Freeze on a specific frame you like, bake it/convert it to geometry so you can 3D print it? I'm asking specifically about water.
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Reposition part of an STL along the surface of the main object

I want to reposition my screw holes from an STL file I found (move both holes up horizontally and opposite each other). When I try to do this in edit mode using vertices, it will leave mishaped ...
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How to extrude a 2cm base for an uneven surface? [duplicate]

I am trying to extrude a 2 or 3 cm solid baseplate for this landscape. It has to be the same formation as the cutout, as I'm going to 3D print it. What is the easiest way to do so? Thank you! .
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How do you add a repeated sine wave distortion to a curve for 3d printing?

There is a variety of 3D printers online who apply a sine wave function to the gcode path in blender and rhino/grasshopper that creates a very interesting effect on a 3d printed model. When you import ...
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How to split a sculpt into different parts to prepare for 3D printing?

I have a sculpted object that I want to break apart into several components and export each into separate STL files for printing. For example, I want to separate the teeth parts from the gums so I can ...
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Soft body simulation to 3D print

I have a soft body simulation that is about 20 frames long. I'd like to pick a specific frame and "fix" the geometry in place so that I can export the distorted model out for 3D printing. I'...
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Creating an indented pipe using geometry nodes

Creating an indented pipe using geometry nodes I know I can wrap a spiral around a cone using the shrink-wrap modifier but how can I change thickness / taper a curved spiral based on a formula over ...
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How do I set the X,Y or Z value of multiple vertices to be the same value

I have model with what should be a completely flat base that I want to 3D print. It has "many" vertices on the bottom. They look level, but there are slight variations in about 60% of them, ...
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Connect "islands" for 3d printed models

I am working on several models for cases, for home automation and electronics components, including raspberry pi and esp32 boards. I realise there are many models online but need to make bespoke cases....
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Best approach for modeling two interlocked cylinders with different number of vertices (for 3D Printing)?

I'm an absolute noob to 3D modeling but that seemed handy since I bought a 3D printer. I followed a bunch of tutorials already and started my first project: what seemed to be a very simple cylinder ...
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Realistic wood creases

I want to reproduce the shield on this picture : I made most of the shield, which looks pretty good with some bevel & subdivision modifiers. Here is my base mesh : I just cannot find a way to ...
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How to remove logo by copy/paste shape from side of the object?

I want to print a golden ball cup from sketchfab for my little bro, but I have trouble removing the logo. https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/golden-ball-award-bce02dc608e04827b11ab9aa26316cc6 So my ...
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How to turn my hollow model solid inside for 3d printing [duplicate]

I have a hollow 3d model that i need solid. How do I do this? Thanks
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How to add thickness to a mesh making sure it's manifold and good for 3D printing

I'm using blender to prepare a cosplay armor from a 3D model I have. The first part is to cut the model into pieces (e.g. a chest piece). Now this piece is just a "curved surface" (the ...
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Blender exporting enormous STL files

I'm having some spaceships made by a sculptor using Blender and the STL files he originally sent me were enormous, so he sent through the Blender files for me to export locally and create the STLs. ...
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How to fix thin faces warning of "Mesh: 3d printing toolbox" add-on

I have Run "check all" and gives this warning. How to fix the thin faces warning? What should I do on the medical object?
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Best practice to pose split keyed model for 3d printing? [duplicate]

Searched but couldn't find anything to help based on my search terms. I'm new to Blender, and commissioned a model for 3d printing (so can't post files.) I decided I would use this to learn about ...
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Add thickness to medical image

I can't change the outer surface because it's a medical file. How to throw a thickness into it? To be able to 3d print it on the 3d printer.
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Trying to curl a snake tail stl file in Blender

I'm getting into 3D printing edit/design and learning blender. Right now I'm trying to figure out the best way to curl this snake's tail so that it spirals on the base platform. I've tried push/pull, ...
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Blender mesh 3d print feature

How to solve these problems I dont know. How to solve thin faces, zero edges, zero faces and bad contig edges problems?
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Modeling for 3D Printing (Sorry, I'm new to Blender)

I just got a 3D printer and I've been able to use Blender to modify some existing parts, but my brother-in-law asked me to print this part for him for his RC helicopter and I have no clue how to model ...
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Help seeing new vertices, then creating a face with my new curve -> mesh

I am currently following this guide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYUGMvZsu3w&t=361s and at 46 minutes he demonstrates how he turned his curve into a mesh, then a face. I have my curve, but once ...
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How to bend and flatten a mesh

I have a model to be 3d printed. It is a figure sitting on a bench. As you can see in the image, the cloth is touching the bench. I want to bend the cloth and flatten the surface so that the figure ...
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creating a stamp from 3D object

I am trying to create a "stamp" in Blender from overlapping objects, but boolean Modifier doesn't work properly if some faces have the same z value. I have tried different sequences of using ...
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Controlling inner diameter, outer diameter, and height of object using geometry nodes

I can create / adjust the size of a torus created using Geometry Nodes but the changes are effecting the entire object in more than one axis / settings. ...
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Bolt add-on and adjusting / adding different specifications / sizes found online

I'm trying to populate my bolt add-on settings with some other bolt / specifications that I found online The image below is for the M5 bolt setting see link below. ...
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Joining multiple stl files together for easier to print

I have a free stl files that was split into multiple files for easier to print. I would like to join the model so I can print without needing to do post processing(glue,fill gap) etc.. Body Left ...
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Noob question rounding half toroid

I have the following shape: How do I smooth only the curved parts? I would like it so that the bottom of the shape is flat, and it looks like two circles connected by a thin rectangle (instead of two ...
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Why 3d model shows fill after converting to gcode ? (using snapmaker luban to covert to gcode)

I am trying to create 3d model from svg using blender, but when import .stl under snapmaker luban it shows some area as fill ? What might this causing ? 3dmodelusingblendertosnapmakerlubanforgcode
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3D-Print Addon - Zero Faces

I wanted to get familiar with the 3D-Print add-on so I created that odd, blobby mesh which is just the default Blender cube, subdivided and then I applied some touch of 'Draw Sharp' and "Clay ...
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