For those of you who haven’t heard of 3DTin (yet), let me quickly explain what it is. 3DTin is the world’s first 3D modeling tool that runs in a browser. The man behind 3DTin is Jayesh Salvi, a software engineer currently based in Mumbai, India. 3DTin lets anyone make anything simply because it’s easy and intuitive to use. To try it out, type in 3Dtin.com in Firefox or Chrome and start 3D modeling… that”s all there is to it! Also, show it to your kids, let them play around with 3DTin. Just don”t be hurt when they catch on to it faster than you do.
During the TEDxKids workshops we experienced firsthand that 10 year olds were creating 3D models within minutes. Jayesh made sure 3DTin worked like a charm during the workshops and he also implemented a great feature: One that exports your 3DTin models straight to i.materialise. From our side, we made sure the color information was saved during the STL export because almost all 3DTin users prefer making colored models.
It only takes a few steps to export a 3DTin model to i.materialise.
- After you”ve finished your 3DTin model, press the export icon.
- Select i.materialise and press Export.
- After a few seconds, a model that is ready for output is generated and you can pressÂ Proceed.
- Your 3DTin model is sent to our 3D print lab where you can simply scale the model if necessary or select the number of copies you want. By default, our multicolor material is selected because we believe it’s the number one material for 3DTin models. When you order, you will get the best possible quality for colored 3D printed models currently available anywhere and at a low price. So, what are you waiting for?
This feature has already been available for some time in 3DTin but we decided to delay the announcement until after we had printed the 3DTin models from TEDxKids. See for yourself how awesome they turned out to be in reality. The first image always shows the model in 3DTin, the second one shows the 3D print.
More images of 3DTin models can be found on Flickr. And if you are interested in seeing the 3D printer working (the one that will print your 3DTin models), take a look at the video below.