Rhinoceros, or short Rhino, is a powerful and versatile modeling software for creating 3D designs. When you’re looking to 3D print your Rhino model, some points are very important to keep in mind: it needs to be watertight, exported correctly, and have the right wall thicknesses. While this might sound complicated, Kyle Houchens, an expert at preparing a Rhino 3D model for 3D printing, will show you how it’s done. In this step-by-step video tutorial, he will show you what kind of models are perfect for 3D printing and how you can identify and fix common mistakes.
Thinking about designing and 3D printing your own jewelry? Haven’t found a software that suits your needs entirely? Then this easy introduction to RhinoGold might just be what you are looking for. In this beginner-friendly tutorial, we will show you how you can create and 3D print three types of rings in a few easy steps: basic rings, rings with textures, and more sophisticated rings with overlapping elements.
First off my apologies for announcing this so late.
3rd place goes to My Family Lamp by Pancho. Congratulations you win $200 in 3D printing! The My Family LampÂ isÂ “a lamp based in the number of members of your family. How many births are in your family? You can add members, so the bird light will be brigther.
The meaning is, To keep the family together and bring them light.”
The second place winner is twigg by npa. Congratulations you win $300 in 3D printing! Twigg is a vase for the everyday household bridging the gap betweeen esthetics and function. “Its simple form has been inspired by natural tree morphologies, translated as a mathematical theory called L-systems. Being parametric, Twigg can be reproduced to give individual variations of the same form. Twigg was created using Rhino, grasshopper and Rabbit 2.0.”
The winner is BevLamp by Rendy. Congratulations you win $500 in 3D printing and a i.materialise Appear lamp. “BevLamp is a Dimmer-LED Lamp. Ground concept
Together with McNeel we would like to stimulate Rhino artists & designers worldwide to get the most out 3D printing. We both want to encourage stimulating, innovative and creative 3D printed products that are “Future Forms Today.”. That’s why we’re jointly announcing the Rhino & i.materialise 3D Printing Design Challenge and making over $1000 in prizes available to you.
What can you win?
- First place wins $500 in 3D printing & an i.materialise Appear lamp.
- Second place wins $300 in 3D printing.
- Third place wins $200 in 3D printing.
How will we judge the contest?
McNeel Europe & i.materialise team will jointly judge the contest. We will be looking at people who show the power of Rhino & 3D printing in their designs. We will be looking at designers and artists that can make “Future Forms Today.” We will consider the originality and presentation of the design. We will also take into account if you use maximize the power of 3D printing in your product. So is your pro
The times when 3D-printed jewelry sounded like an idea from a sci-fi movie are over. More and more jewelry designers print their designs today. Since 3D-printed pieces of jewelry look and feel exactly like traditionally casted objects, 3D-printed jewelry is on the verge of becoming mainstream. Let’s take a closer look at this design revolution. (more…)
Is it plastic? Is it a metal? Alumide is both at the same time! This 3D printing material combines the design flexibility of Polyamide (SLS) with the shine of aluminum. The final 3D prints are Polyamide (SLS) models with a metallic-looking surface. It’s your all-time favorite Polyamide with a sparkle!
Read on if you’ve always wondered how 3D printing in Alumide works and how you can get the perfect 3D prints.
London-based jewelry brand Maria Piana strives to create a new form of abstract jewelry, using intricate industrial processes and artisan experimental techniques. 3D modeling has become the backbone of creating their design aesthetic and bringing their unique visions to life, elevating their collections in ways not possible before. One of the co-designers at Maria Piana, Constantino Papaconstantinou, walked us through the brand’s creative and technical processes to design and create 3D printed jewelry.
With decades of experience in puzzle making, Oskar van Deventer has been designing some of the most challenging and intricate 3D puzzles. He’ll use anything from computer-aided design programs to nail polish to make his vision come to life. He walked us through his design process and gave insights into some of his upcoming projects.
Polyamide (SLS) is the material that offers the most freedom of design for 3D printing. It’s also the material that can be finished in the most colors. But sometimes, this is not enough to create the 3D prints of your dreams. That’s the case of Brian Wise, a 3D printing beginner who successfully finished his first 3D-printed project, from sketch to painted 3D model.
Jeremy Burnich discovered metalpoint sketching by accident – and soon after created a bronze stylus in the shape of a stick by using 3D printing. The design was modeled in Rhino and ZBrush and manufactured in 3D printed bronze by i.materialise.
Jeremy was in his backyard with his dog when he saw a small stick on the ground, held it in his hand like a pen, and knew in that moment what he wanted to create. Having created a silver stylus before, he wanted something inspired by nature for his second version and decided to turn a twig into a so-called inkless pen for sketching on stone paper.
Jeremy Burnich became interested in metalpoint sketching and soon created a 3D-printed bronze stylus.
The idea to create these metal writing instruments came by accident, when Jeremy happened to brush his silver ring against a page in his stone paper notebook. Intrigued by the mark left behind, he investigated further and discovered that copper, bronze and aluminum foil had the same behavior.