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The i.materialise blog keeps you updated about outstanding 3D designs, the newest 3D printing technologies and the best 3D modeling software tutorials.
ZBrush 3D Printing Tutorial: Preparing 3D Sculptures for 3D Printing

ZBrush 3D Printing Tutorial: Preparing 3D Sculptures for 3D Printing

ZBrush is hands down the most popular and powerful digital sculpting software out there. That’s why this program is mainly used for designing figurines, sculptures, game characters, or any other design that needs an organic shape. Some users have trouble turning these 3D models into 3D prints – and that’s where we come in! In this hands-on tutorial, we will show you step-by-step how you can prepare your ZBrush models for 3D printing.

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Experience World War I with this 3D-Printed Model of the Belgian Coastline

Experience World War I with this 3D-Printed Model of the Belgian Coastline

You don’t need to be a history buff to appreciate this model of the Belgian coastline during World War 1. Based on authentic aerial photographs from the time, it’s a faithful recreation of what the coastline must’ve looked like, from military defenses down to the location of each sand dune. Read on to discover how Materialise engineers made the project a reality.

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3D Printing Tutorial: Print Your Autodesk Maya 3D Model

3D Printing Tutorial: Print Your Autodesk Maya 3D Model

When turning your 3D model into a 3D print, the software you’re using may require some extra editing before you end up with a printable piece: the wall thickness needs to be checked, the model needs to be watertight, and your final printing size needs to be defined. To make your life easier, Autodesk Maya expert Russ Ogi has put together a step-by-step tutorial about how to make your Maya 3D model printable.
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