Tutorial: Design and 3D Print Your Own Jewelry With This New Online App

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Since 3D modeling software often has a steep learning curve, innovative startups try to develop more user-friendly design tools and apps that lead to great results in minutes. WIZEgem is one of these startups. Your personal 3D printed jewelry pieces are now only a few clicks away.

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How to Become a Professional 3D Modeler: An Interview with 3D Modelling Expert Jonathan Williamson


Becoming a professional 3D modeler is the dream job for many people. But how does one start a career as 3D modeler? Where can one find jobs? And how big is the competition really? We talked to Jonathan Williamson from CG Cookie, one of the leading digital art education sites, about how you can turn your hobby into a profession and start making your mark in today’s competitive industry – as well as what makes modeling for 3D printing special.

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These 3D Printed Dress Ornaments Tell the Story of Life


Over the years we have seen quite a number of 3D printed dresses and observed how 3D printing is becoming more and more popular among fashion designers. But now Irish textile design student Sarah O’Neill has managed to create a 3D printed dress with a new approach: a dress that tells a story and that can be updated by changing the attached 3D printed modules. We talked to her about this innovative piece of art and fashion.

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These 3D Printed Apple Watch Gadgets Show How 3D Printing Changes the Way We Design Products


We see it with the iPhone, GoPro cameras, or now the Apple Watch: as soon as a new tech item is out on the market, the 3D modeling & printing community creates a world around them. 3D printed stands, docks, covers, mounts … there are no limits to creativity and innovation. Read on to find out more about 3D printed Apple Watch accessories and learn how 3D printing changes the way we design and think about products.

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How to Create Your First 3D Model in SketchUp: A Beginner-Friendly Introduction


SketchUp is a 3D modeling software for creating geometric 3D objects such as architectural models, scale models, interior design items, and functional parts. It’s a program that gives you the perfect mix of simplicity and quality: SketchUp is known for its user-friendly interface and short learning time. Upon completion of the exercises in this beginner’s guide to SketchUp, you will know the essential tips and tricks to create your own models in SketchUp. So let’s get started and learn the basics of this great 3D modeling software!

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How to Get Started with 3D Modeling: An Interview with 3D Modeling Expert Jonathan Williamson


Are you thinking of learning 3D modeling? Wondering whether it’s a good idea? Or how long it will take you before you can make your first 3D model? And what you should do when you are staring at a blank screen with no idea what to do next? We talked to Jonathan Williamson from CG Cookie, one of the leading digital art education sites, about the challenges and rewards of the trade and his insider tips for someone who is totally new to the world of 3D.

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Batman Begins: World’s First Official 3D Printed Batman Revealed


The 3D printed Batman is here: as the first company to secure official licensing of the DC superhero, Launzer.com has made 3D printed Batman figurines available to fans in Europe. From now on, users from the EU and EEA can order their personal 3D printed Batman figurine via Launzer’s website.

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3D Printed Shoes: Combining 3D Printing in Plastics & Steel with Traditional Craftsmanship

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Meet Eric Meijer, designer of a new collection of 3D printed shoes. His innovative approach: combining 3D printed plastics, 3D printed steel and traditional craftsmanship for creating one-of-a-kind high heels. We spoke with the Dutch innovator and took a look at his latest designs.

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3D Printing With Blender: An Easy Text + Video Tutorial


Struggling to make your Blender model 3D printable? Then we’ve got good news for you: we have just the tutorial video you’ve been searching for! In 10 minutes, CG Masters’s Blender expert Chris Plush will show you the essential tips and tricks to prep your files for 3D printing. This is your essential Blender toolbox to get stunning prints!

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Introducing Our Material Finishes #98 and #99: Red Gold Plated Brass & Black Color Plated Brass


More and more materials, finishes, and color options are coming to i.materialise lately: we’re proud to announce that as of today consumers can choose from 99 material options on our platform. Say hi to our two newest family members: red gold plated brass and black color plated brass. 

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