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3D Printing With SketchUp: An Easy Introduction

3D Printing With SketchUp: An Easy Introduction

SketchUp is a free beginner-friendly Computer Assisted Design (CAD) software that can create highly detailed, 3D printable architecture (i.e. houses), furniture (i.e. cabinets), and mechanical parts (i.e. drone propeller blades). Formerly owned by Google, SketchUp can cause some troubles when it comes to 3D printing, however. That’s why we put together with 3D printing manual featuring beginner-friendly tips on how to use SketchUp for preparing printable 3D models.

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Jacqueline Baselier Shares Her Tips and Advice for Molding a Realistic and Asymmetrical 3D Printed Sculpture

Jacqueline Baselier Shares Her Tips and Advice for Molding a Realistic and Asymmetrical 3D Printed Sculpture

Dutch artist, sculptor, and special effects make-up artist Jacqueline Baselier is on a tireless search for new tools capable of creating fine art. She experiments with various techniques, which increasingly include 3D printing. 

As a fine art and design teacher for Kellebeek College, Jacqueline Baselier has been hard at work on a special project: the implementation of 3D Printing in vocational education.

Read on for some of the digital sculpting tips and tricks she shares with students!

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How to Share And Embed Your 3D Design Using Sketchfab

How to Share And Embed Your 3D Design Using Sketchfab

There is now a free, interactive, and comparatively safe way to share your 3D design with friends: Sketchfab. What YouTube is to video, Sketchfab is to 3D files. Alban Denoyel launched Sketchfab after noting that many of us share 3D designs via grainy screenshots, large rendered images, or by unsafely sending out our file. Sketchfab provides a neat alternative: it allows you to share an interactive, fast-loading rendered view of your 3D model – without allowing viewers to download or illegally distribute your file.

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How to Create Custom Pendants and Necklaces With JWEEL

How to Create Custom Pendants and Necklaces With JWEEL

Want to design your own 3D printed custom necklace or pendant in under an hour? We did – and so can you! Designing your own necklace gets easy with accessible and user-friendly programs like JWEEL, a free browser-based design app for creating customized jewelry. It has a built-in feature that lets you 3D print your own necklaces, pendants, charms, and rings in gold, silver, brass, and other materials— without even owning a 3D printer. It’s a great and easy way to quickly create custom jewelry designs – let’s lake a look at this app and design our own custom necklace!

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Getting Started With 3D Printing: Skills & Resources You Need

Getting Started With 3D Printing: Skills & Resources You Need

From an outsider’s perspective, getting started with 3D printing can seem difficult. But chances are, you already have the natural skills and resources to get started. And that’s good: 3D printing is growing in popularity because it allows individuals to create one-of-a-kind products in a short amount of time – without heavy production costs. Free 3D modeling software and online 3D printing services make it easy for anyone to get started. Here’s a list of the most important 3D printing resources & skills that will help you to learn the basics. (more…)

How to Design Jewelry With 3D Designing Software JWEEL

How to Design Jewelry With 3D Designing Software JWEEL

Want to learn to make your own 3D printed jewelry? You don’t have to be an expert to get started! There is a free 3D jewelry design software called JWEEL that lets you create your own designs! This easy-to-use and beginner friendly jewelry CAD program lets you create customizable pendants, rings, bracelets, necklaces, etc. And best of all: no prior experience with 3D jewelry software is required – it’s free and accessible for everyone. Once you finished your 3D design, you can order your pieces of jewelry in brass, bronze, silver, gold. 

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3D Printing Tips & Tricks – How to 3D Model A Great 3D Print

3D Printing Tips & Tricks – How to 3D Model A Great 3D Print

When modeling a 3D object for 3D printing, you need to stick to certain design rules. Printers and 3D printing materials have individual rules and characteristics that need to be respected in order to get the high quality 3D print you are looking for. That’s why we compiled the ultimate list of 3D printing tips and tricks to make your life easier. Stick to these basic rules and you won’t have a problem when turning your idea into 3D printed reality.

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