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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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Displacement modifier with UV map weird results

Noob here. I found an obj model with UV map and texture bundled. Mesh itself is pretty low quality, but when texture is applied, it looks just great. So I tried to use supplied texture as displacement ...
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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 affecting the entire object in more than one axis / settings. ...
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Unfold cylindrical object around rotation axis

Good evening! Sometime ago i asked a similar question but i did not get the right answer and the discussion went into a wrong direction. Maybe i did not express myself correctly. That's why i did a ...
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How to smooth a mesh for 3D printing (subdivide introduces ugly ripples and kinks)

so I've done a few days of research and tried a bunch of things and I'm at a loss. I'm trying to fix up this mesh for 3D printing: In Blender, the highlighted mesh on her body looks smooth. But once ...
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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 make joints for 3D printing?

I have a hand that I want to make movable. I don't really understand how to make joints with blender. This is for 3D printing so they need to be outside not just armatures. I think I may need to cut ...
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Getting 0 Volume for object

I am trying to calculate the volume of a 3D scanned object using the 3D Print add on. The object was captured with a structure sensor/ipad and then imported to Blender (version 2.79). The scanned ...
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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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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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Non-manifold, bad contig Edges and Sharp Edges on simple basic geometry

I have had issues trying to produce clean geometry for 3D printing for what is simple geometry. I check wether my mesh is clean or not using the 3D printing addon. Here is a step by step simple ...
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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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How to set the focal length of the viewport to be 1000 mm?

This thread has been updated on 15/11/2021. For the detail of the update, please check the end of this post. Many YouTube video tutorials said that you should sculpt organic creatures in the ...
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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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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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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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STL Export from Makehuman Model giving strange results?

I'm trying to make 3D models of characters from my novels, in order to make my own 'figurines' of them via 3D printing. I've done the first one, and there are no non-manifold edges. At this point, ...
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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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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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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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Adding thickness to 3d printed topographic map

I am trying to 3d print a topographic map. I have followed a tutorial I found here: https://digitalcommons.cedarville.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&...
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Creating a SMOOTH cylinder for 3D printing

I understand that modifiers will create a smooth surface on cylinders for still works and animation but how do I achieve this for 3D printing? Also, do I need to be mindful of making a cylinder with ...
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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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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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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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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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3d printable cookie cutters

I am new to blender and trying to create a cookie cutter, which I can then print using my Tevo Michelangelo printer. What I have tried so far - I created 2 svgs using Sketch as follows Then I ...
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How to create manifold threads on cylinder with non-destructive editing?

I'm trying to create a screw with non-destructive editing. After defining screw profile I apply a Screw modifier to it. However, the resulting object is not manifold (closed surface with non-zero ...
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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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How to properly create hollow text letter suitable for 3D print?

I am doing this project, where the objective is to print some hollow letters. I get to the following result with the spets that I took, where the objective is to make the letter 5 mm thick, with walls ...
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How do I make dynamic 3D-printable hair?

I am trying to make dynamic hair that can be 3D-printed. It needs to be physics-enabled (so some kind of particle system, maybe?) and, through some kind of transformation, needs to end up as a single "...
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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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Boolean or cuts without creating ngons

I have one specific question and one general one. The specific question: Is there a way to boolean in a shape without creating a bunch of ngons? I want to cut a hole in the visor as seen in figure 1 ...
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How do I bend a scanned .stl object with several complex features

I'm trying to make a cylinder out of this textured slab. One side is flat while the other side is textured with an intricate pattern.There are several triangles and vertices. I would like to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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