Questions tagged [3d-printing]

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

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Project object on curve face [duplicate]

What is the best way to project this logo on this cup without so much distortions on the and of the logo. I've tried one tip that I saw here that used lattice and shrinkwrap modifier but the result ...
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Separate stl into two stl's based on size of chunks-for 3d printing

I always fear that this is a noobie question, I'm sorry if it was. I have an stl file that represents a chemical structure: The small spheres being one type of atom, the larger spheres being a ...
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How to fill/prepare an object for 3D printing

Sorry if this is the n'th repost of the same topic, but couldn't find any working answers after searching numerous topics and playing around the model for days...Yes, I'm a very newbie with Blender ...
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How can I approximately copy a UV map?

Background: I wanted to try 3D-printing models from video games. So when I had some spare time I googled a bit, and managed to extract the model I wanted from the game. Unfortunately, it still had ...
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How to make material from multiple objects appear as one. Ignore interior faces?

I'm struggling with a what seems like a simple task, both in an animation sense and a 3D printing sense. I'm attempting to create a model similar to what I'm showing here that would allow me to take a ...
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Print3D volume changes based on position of object

I am creating a house and measuring the volume of each of my objects for a project. I have created a ridge tile, although this is not relevant to my problem. Under the Print3D addon, the volume ...
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3D print tool surface area and volume calculations?

I am currently using Blender to determine surface area and volume of 3D whales. I originally used volume = bm.calc_volume() #volume of whale area = ((sum(f.calc_area() for f in bm.faces))) However, ...
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How to export to Milkshape 3D file

I open an existing Blender file in blender and I can't export to Milkshape 3D. The option is there under exports but it is greyed out. Why is this?
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How to add faces to underside of a model

Hi. Attached is an image of just the bottom verts of a model that I have. I have hidden the top section so it can easily be seen. I plan to print the model, so this is the open underside face, I need ...
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Is there a way of making the baseline from a complex mesh horizontal keeping it clean?

I want to make the model of a turtle for printing it, and in the process, I found easier to have a clear base, because I thought of printing it apart, but I don´t know how to correctly make all the ...
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Create surface between irregular borders

Is it possible to automatically create geometry to cap a very irregular large hole like the one in the pic below? There are overhangs and curves that are hard to see in this picture. Obviously the ...
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Segment bone fractures and reduce them virtually (for 3D printing)

After importing an STL model of DICOM images into Blender, is it possible to select the fractured bones individually (segment each bone) as shown in the attached pictures to then virtually reduce (...
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Union partially overlapping cubes without boolean modifier

My goal is to generate a model composed of many partially overlapping cubes. But I need to get rid of the parts where they overlap, so I have a single mesh without any intersections. One of the ...
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How to make water tight surface for 3D printing

I´m quite new to Blender and wanted to try out 3D printing. Now I´ve created a form and wanted to add wall thickness. I have already diagnosed it with Netfabb and apart from the fact that it´s not ...
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How do I create displacement on a hemishere which can be 3D printed

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4v-GkVPDQUQNlJYZTltcmFrMUU/view?usp=sharing I am trying to create a printable height map from a hemisphere shape. The way I know how to do it on a flat plane is to ...
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blender having trouble a consistent mesh for 3D printing

I imported svg file. Scaled it up. Entered the top ortho view with Numpad 7. Press A twice. In Object mode, on the Toolshelf pressed Geometry to Origin. Applied the scale of the object with Ctrl+A. ...
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Create Outer Envelope of a Complex Object?

Given an complex shape that has unwanted inner structure inside the skin, I'd like to create an outer 'envelope' of the surface that ignores that internal structure. e.g. imagine a bunch of ...
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Non manifold errors in model for 3d printing

Hi I am starting out with Blender for 3d printing. I am currently trying to make a shelf with three partial holes to hold toothbrush chargers. My blender file is https://seafile.goblinshark.co.uk/f/...
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How do I shave off a few mm from (part of) a mesh?

I have a moderately complex mesh, part of which exactly touches another. I need to shave off a quarter of a mm so that the 3D print comes out right. My initial idea: copy the faces in question, add ...
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How do I fill the gap between groups of vertices for 3D printing?

I have a 3D model which i want to 3D print, it has a face and a hair mesh which i initially joined to export a single PLY format mesh to 3D color printing. But then i noticed that the face and the ...
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Creating a textured Mesh for 3D printing

I need to create a textured object to be 3D printed. Is there a way I can import a texture and apply it to my mesh so that the mesh changes to become textured? thanks !
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Problems with Solidfy Modifier for 3D Printing; creating a gap

I'm having an issue with the solidify modifier. First off, all of my bodies are manifold so I've already been through that drill. However, every time I use the solidify modifier it adds thickness to ...
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How to boolean subtract an object's surface using a extruded plane?

I have an object and a plane as two separate entities like this: I need to somehow invert the selected object onto the cylinder in order to make a boolean subtraction on the surface, so it look like ...
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CSG failed, exception degenerate edge

I have an object made in blender which needs to prepared for 3D printing. It is relatively complex object (114k verts, 228k faces, 228k tris) which contains three separate meshes. I separated the ...
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How to export Blender models as STL so that they can be printed on a 3D printer

My first experiments exporting a model from Blender resulted in an incomplete looking model when used in Repetier-Host which I use for 3D printing. The model looks OK when imported, but after slicing, ...
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How to create 3D curved text the right way for boolean operations? [duplicate]

The duplicate question above is different from this question, is I need to boolean the text from a cilinder. And that requires converting it to a mesh, which messes up the text in similar matter shown ...
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Which kind of geometry is needed for 3D printing (metals)?

Generally I have more or less 3 questions when it comes to 3D printing (metals) and I am not finding the answers using Google. So, I am just asking here as I am using Blender. It's always easy to ...
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How to convince companies to give me projects to build 3d models for them? (By me I mean the company i work in) [closed]

How do I convince companies to give me projects where we build 3d models as per their requirements whether it be a house, building, street, etc. Our prices are high because we have professionals who ...
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Help modeling a spear

I need to model this spear but I'm not able to make the centre part because it's curved and I don't know how can do it. Can someone help me making this object? it is relativity simple to make but I ...
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Construct a 3D-model from the real 2D-object with exact dimensions in blender

I have captured multiple images of an object from different views, I want to convert that object(images) into the 3D model with exact dimensions and send that 3D file to 3D-printer. I have an idea: ...

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