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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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How to get rid of the line in Blender

I connected two parts of the mask in one, I joined them, and remeshed them. But I have this line, how to get rid of it? I need it to be as smooth as the mask itself.
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Importing Bambu Slicer 3mf Colored mesh to Blender with Color Data (vertex color preferably)

I have extracted a portion of XML code from a 3MF file that I created in Bambu Studio. To obtain the XML code, I used the standard 7zip unarchive process, resulting in a '.model' file located at [...
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What's the best way to solidify a model with complex/messy/disorganized geometry? (Mix of 3D print/Blender problem)

I have a model of a Porsche Boxter that has several layers that "don't exist" (basically it has a bunch of holes in it). I want to make it 3D printable/3D printer-ready, but every time I ...
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How to draw grass to be 3D printed (resin)?

I am drawing up a small scale island about 30mm in diameter which will be 3D printed in resin as part of a diarama scene. The island needs to be covered in grass. I am struggling to get achieve grass, ...
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Hole in blender is covered in slicer

I'm trying to print old petrol station and there is a hole for "petrol pistol". In blender, everything looks good. But when I exported to OBJ or STL and open it in Prusaslicer, there are ...
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Is there a way to create a "negative image / negative geometry" of an object / curve using geometry nodes?

Is there a way to create a "negative image / negative geometry" of an object / curve using geometry nodes? I know I can do it manually by deleting and joining edges but I'm trying to do it ...
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Objects seperating in 3d print

I have created an object in blender, copied it, mirrored it and put them together to create one object. The random thing is that when 3D printing the Stl file, it's seperating the 'original' half into ...
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Slicing object into multiple parts using geometry nodes so I can perform actions on each separate sliced object

Slicing object into multiple parts using geometry nodes so I can perform actions on each separate sliced object. Example: I have a cone that I would like to split it into multiple parts and add ...
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Applying texture to a single face

I am very new to Blender, and I am using the program mostly to learn how to apply a texture pattern to thing I will be 3D printing. So far I've learned pretty easily how to apply a Displace modifier ...
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Blender Object Mode Transform Dimensions Vs. Edit mode dimensions

My object is square with respect to X and Y. In object mode, I changed the X and Y dimensions in the Transform drop down. I made X and Y smaller by two millimeters. When I went back into edit mode ...
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I'm trying to add empty hair curves to the entire mesh but it's only being applied to a small row of edges, any idea what I'm doing wrong?

This is going to be 3d printed, so I do need the particles to have volume. I created a mesh based on the topology of a head I'm working on in order to have a separate object with hair curves. However ...
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Boolean cutting two objects is non-manifold

I design a lot of hard surface 3D prints in Blender and use booleans on almost every model. I need to know if there is a way to fix this: If I use the same object to cut two overlapping objects then ...
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Divide model in fixed lenght pieces

in order to print it, i have to divide this model in 3 parts, each precisely 28cm long, how can i do it? I tried using the mesure tool, but I wasn't able to obtain precise mesures and to snap thing ...
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Creating / 3D Printing large O-rings using geometry nodes

Creating / 3D printing large O-rings using geometry nodes I'm trying to create and 3D print large connected O-rings given its length, width, and height (that won't fit on the print bed circularly) ...
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What's causing the shrinkwrap artifcting on my model?

I'm trying to retopologise a very messy and destructively created mesh that was non manifold. However, after giving it a shrinkwrap and subdivision modifier, I'm noticing some strange indents that ...
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Prepare human models for 3D printing (non-manifold mesh)

I'm relatively new to Blender. My ultimate aim is to make some 3d printed human models/figures for a 1:43 scale model diorama. I've used Makehuman to create a model, removed the head, and added a head ...
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Is there a technique to *automatically* thicken up all thin parts to a certain minimum?

I regularly print models which have features that are just a bit too thin. I thicken those up manually with the sculpting tools in Blender. This works fine, but is quite time intensive. I have to ...
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Filling in holes on a model with wall thickness/making a hollow model solid

I have this model I purchased online. Originally, it's supposed to be a hollow piggy bank, but I just want it to be one solid model for 3D printing. It has holes in it with wall thickness like this: ...
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selecting geo node extrusion to loft to a 2nd mesh

I have a geonodes mesh and an imported .stl mesh and want to connect both meshes so they form a manifold body later for 3d printing. when working with nodes I cant select the voronoid edge created in ...
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3D city build in Blender

I would like to print my city with a 3D printer, but for this I need a model. I found a lot of information via YouTube (and other sources), but I don't think Belgium puts good 3D data online (BTW we ...
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I want to print (3D) a blender object, that I edited in sculpt mode. All changes disappear exporting it to stl

I use blender 4.0 to design objects, I want to print. As the sculpt mode offers lots of very nice tools, I tried to use it. But when I exported the object (to stl), all changes I had done in sculpt ...
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How do I fix these eyes for a 3d print mold?

I'm trying to create a 3d-printed mold to cast a concrete bust. So, my understanding is to create a mold I'm not actually creating a 3d model of a head, but a 3d model of its negative. That's where I ...
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Engrave working in Blender but not for 3D Print

So I'm creating a D20 dice with engraved numbers to 3D print and the steps I found on a tutorial work perfectly for Blender, but when I put it into the program to send it to my printer the numbers are ...
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Creating multiple sections of a sphere to save as individual files

I need to take a sphere and cut it into 6 segments of alternating colours (blue and yellow). I then need to save all the blue segments as one file and and all yellow segments as another file. This ...
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Bending and merging two STL objects

is there a way to bend this .stl floral pattern to match the curve of the flower pot (also an .stl) so I could merge them together for the purpose of 3d printing?
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Cut a logo into a face

I have a plane and I have a logo that is just an extruded 2D logo. The end result I am trying to achieve is basically a credit card size model with the logo as part of the mesh so I can color it and ...
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Which detailed steps to take to design a mould for silicone moulding

I am new to 3d designing and printing and have very little knowledge of using the designing software. I want to learn how to produce custom cake moulds for silicone moulding. I was thinking of using ...
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Can I easily keep just the external faces of this Mandalorian helmet to 3D print? (I don’t want any of the internal geometry) [duplicate]

I have a Mecabricks file of this helmet. Each virtual brick is a part of the model and I can delete all but the ones associated with the exterior but each brick has a lot of detail and so is ...
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Problems sculpting texture onto cylinders

I'm using alphas to sculpt fur onto a 3d model I'm making. When I sculpt onto the arms, specifically the sides of the arms, the texture comes out really jagged and messed up and I'm not sure how to ...
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How to create a complex shape for 3d printing with holes using a single mesh

Hello I'm new to Blender, but I'm learning fast. I'm attempting to recreate this for 3D printing: It's a present for Christmas. I followed this youtube video tutorial: Turn Any 2D Image to 3D Model - ...
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Flattening a bottom sculpted edge

Hey there I have this model and realised the bottom wasn't flat after sculpting (see red arrows). Now I could boolean it out with a cube but it would lose it's nice rough edging and go back to it's ...
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How can I make these channels bigger to fit my wire?

I am recreating Malt Whiskey's LED cube and using slightly bigger wire than he used (.8mm vs the .65mm he used). He has a 3d printed jig to solder the LEDs and there are "channels" for the ...
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Blender STL/OBJ Export not working after boolean modifier (difference)

I am working on a project in blender using the Sverchok-Nodes. After solidifying the structure I want to cut off the sides by using the boolean modifier (difference, exact). The cutting is working, ...
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Make other shapes from one cookie cutter

Is there a simple way to get other shapes of this cookie cutter (for example a heart or mitten), or would I have to start from scratch? I only need to change the shape of the top part of the cutter. I ...
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Difficulties with slicing a 3D model

I have created a 3D model in Blender and when I put it through a slicer (anycubic/Cura) etc, it does not follow the model and adds a top face in the preview.
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Creating a 3d printable object using geometry nodes

Looking to create a 3d printable container with perforated sides for airflow. The ideal design would be evenly spaced diamonds (not squares with sides parallel to the bottom). In 3d printing anything ...
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Lithophane goes flat when in edit mode - Please Help!

I am in the process of earning how to create Lithophanes AND I'm very new to Blender. With all that said, last night I was able to play with the model in edit mode, this morning everything is flat in ...
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3D model print is fading out towards the sides

I'm still new to Blender 3D and 3D printing in general, so don't judge me too hard if my issues is easily fixed :) I've made curved model as you see below (left object), where I have a depth of 2.2 ...
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Blender 3d printing solid objects instead of infilled objects [closed]

When I go to print an object out of Blender to my Ender 2 V2 (my slicer is ultimaker cura 5.2.1), the void inside an object prints solid. For example, if I were to print a cube, it prints completely ...
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3d print toolbox

something strange has happened to the 3D print toolbox tool in ONE of my models. the addon is installed and activated, the tab shows on the side toolbar, but the tool will not slide open. it was ...
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Cant figure out how to flip normals on this Space suit Helmet

I downloaded this space suit helmet here https://www.cgtrader.com/items/3165630/download-page and I was planning on 3D printing it. I cannot cut it into sections without converting the normals using ...
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Making different size sieve meshes using Geometry Nodes

I'm trying to create stackable sieves for 3D printing with different mesh hole sizes. Example: One grid unit (the hole size) equals 0.250 mm to 1.5 mm. How can I calculate / create the grid units (...
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Setting up a 3d print character in multiple poses issue

Hey there I’m going back to basics on this simple character. It will need to be 3d printed with multiple models in different poses. In another post others said to sculpt it low poly first in it’s ...
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Bend extruded text

New try (10/24, 3PM): Hello! I set both the shape and curve origins to the World Origin (0,0), but I'm not sure if that's the right spot for both. When I try to animate the 'Follow Path' constraint, ...
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Automating minimum scale (of volume for said part) for fine detailed objects are going to be 3d printed

I am working on a project in Blender which is fairly simple, using sappling tree gen, solidify and bevel to create a printable 3d sculpture. One thing I'm unable to solve using the above features is ...
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How to get Subdivision Surface Modifier to high levels without Blender crashing?

Recently gotten into 3D printing and I've been getting models from games that have no official figure merchandise so I can make them a reality. The problem is that, as is with most games, a lot of ...
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How set the default scaling factor for importing and exporting to be equivalent to real world scale? How to change the defaults?

Ok, this doesn't seem to be a new problem, but I am looking for a new solution. I use blender for both printing in the real world and visualizing and simulating. For a long time I did like everyone ...
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Need help with smoothing sharp edges

I have been looking around the internet for a solution, but nothing seems to work for me. I have got this model that I am going to 3d print, but at the scale that I am printing the edges are too ...
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Boolean or remesh sharp either does not create a single object or simple destroys my object

I've created a design of a fence panel which has a company name and contact info I want to 3D print. Problem I’m having is remeshing or combining all the parts. Boolean or remesh sharp just seems to ...
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Remove the windscreen and make a watertight model for 3d printing

I have a STL truck imported, I have removed the side windows by deleting the glass faces and selecting edge loops and bridging. Works fine. Now I want to remove the windscreen. Is it possible? Thanks ...
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