But not all 3D files are doing the trick when it comes to 3D printing. The prime file format for 3D printing is STL. If you don’t have one however, it’s not the end of the world, we accept up to 25 different file formats. You can find the list here. eXtrudy 2D to 3D Creator by eXtrudy. eXtrudy helps users to create simple, printable 3D objects like coins, medals, pendants. from photos or drawings.
Unlike the common 2D-to-3D web applications it provides individual shapes, two sided objects, multiple decoration elements (engravings), hooks, volume calculation, .obj file export and a lot more. Requirements: Microsoft Windows XP or higher OpenGL compatible graphics card Screen resolution 1280x1024 or higher 1 Gigabyte RAM. Matter.io. Fuel3D Fuel3D: The low-cost, high-quality 3D scanner, for 3D printing, 3D animation, 3D game development and more… Go!SCAN 3D, a simple, portable and affordable 3D scanner. Digitizer. Www.diy3dscan.com. Fuel3D Fuel3D: The low-cost, high-quality 3D scanner, for 3D printing, 3D animation, 3D game development and more…
Volumental. DAVID 3D Scanner. 3D Scanner for 3D scanning - easy to use & low cost. Sturm Apollo 3D-Scanner. 3D Scanning Technology. Using MeCube: the app that lets you easily create 3D models. If you are interested in 3D printing and you don’t have any CAD (computer aided design) skills, the first question to cross your mind often is “how will I design my own 3D models?”.
While there are many solutions out there, ranging from the free Sketchup or Blender solutions to the more costly softwares like 3DS Max, Solidworks, or Catia, it is always difficult for the newcomers to find anything really easy. Since the launch of Sculpteo, creating such tools has always been one of our biggest concerns and every time, we have identify a new great app edited by another company, we have done our best to let our users generate designs with it and directly order 3D print from it. For instance, we have already partnered with 123D creature and Let’s create Pottery. While some of you have already played with it during the digital festival Futur en Seine last weekend, we wanted to properly introduce Mecube as a new partner app to our blog readers.
It is quite similar to a virtual lego. Autodesk's 3D Print Utility. Autodesk has released yet another 3D print-friendly free tool, the 3D Print Utility.
Autodesk has been punching out many different free 3D tools in the past few years, but this one is perhaps closest to 3D printing. What does the 3D Printing Utility do? Welcome to Leopoly. Welcome. Photon 3D Scanner. The Matterform 3D Scanner - The world’s first, truly affordable 3D scanner for anyone!
If you've ever wanted a 3D scanner now's your chance. By pledging support to this project, you can have your very own 3D Scanner. All the Early backers, batch #1, #2, #3 and #4 packs are sold out and batch #5 is now closed. 'Obake' (o-baa-keh) - 2.5D interaction gestures to manipulate 3D surfaces. Volumental. Volumental is the world’s first cloud-based 3D scanning service.
Volumental's online service lets anyone create 3D models of people, objects and rooms. With only a few clicks you record a short film that we convert into a 3D model within minutes. The models can easily be shared online, downloaded, edited and printed in 3D or used in virtual environments. Voronoization. You may have seen those fascinating 3D models that seem to have replaced the normal shape with a strange, smooth skeletal networked form.
The complex structures seem impossibly difficult to design with conventional 3D modeling tools, and indeed they are. Perhaps they've been made with mathematical 3D model generation tools operated by a PhD? Sometimes this is the case. But did you know there's an easy way to do this yourself with almost any 3D model? We found tutorials describing how to create "Voronoi" shapes. 3DTin. Shape Scripts API for @Tinkercad. MeshUp: Mashup for meshes by Uformia. MeshUp is the first real volume modeler for meshes.
We want to make life easier for 3D printing and for creators. At Uformia we envision a very different experience for users, where without effort, a creator can be sure that their models are always ready for 3D printing. There are many features in MeshUp, but four of the most powerful and interesting are: 1) Mesh mixing Create new objects by remixing any number of meshes and parts of meshes, or combining meshes with native MeshUp or Symvol models, without having to worry about vertices and polygons (see below for a description of Symvol). 2) Shelling and Microstructure. About SCENECT. Software that automatically partitions large models 3D printable sections. Skanect by Manctl. Digitizer. Augment. Cookie Caster: Build your own cookie cutter in a minute. Enhancing openscad (II): Bevel library « Iearobotics Blog. (First part: Enhancing openscad with the attach library) Introduction There is one very common operation that has to be done in nearly all the designs: beveling edges.
It can be done on the convex side, for avoiding sharp edges, or on the concave side, for reinforce the part (avoiding the 90 degrees connection between parts). With the bevel library I am developing doing these two operations is a piece of cake. Let’s see some examples Beveling the exterior edges Let’s take a cube as an example. Using the connector() module they can be easily viewed for debugging. Size=[40,40,15]; //-- Define the Connectors //-- position, orientation, 0 ec1 = [ [size/2, 0, size/2], [0,1,0], 0]; en1 = [ ec1, [1,0,1], 0]; //-- Debug! //-- Draw the cube (transparent for debugging) color("Yellow",0.4) cube(size,center=true);
OmNomNom Creator by jetty. Fabriquer un scanner 3D avec un kit Arduino et un tourne-disque. Sébastien Korczak a réalisé ce scanner 3D en utilisant un tourne-disque dont il a modifié la partie motorisation pour pouvoir la piloter à l’aide d’un kit Arduino.
Sur la plateforme en rotation, on retrouve un appareil photo et un pointeur laser qui balaye la zone à scanner. Éléments de constitution un appareil photo avec une fonction enregistrement ( resol de 640×480, 30 images par secondes).un pointeur laser avec un diffuseur pour afficher une ligne.un tourne-disque modifié au niveau du moteur avec un moteur pas à pas piloté par kit Arduino. Fonctionnement Au niveau du fonctionnement, le principe est simple. L’appareil photo filme la projection de la ligne rouge émise par le laser et tous cela pendant un moment, le temps que le kit Arduino fasse faire une rotation pas à pas de l’ensemble. La ligne rouge du laser se voit donc déformé en fonction des objets se trouvant dans la pièce, du point de vue de l’appareil photo. Traitements des données via : hackaday. Fabriquer son scanner 3D. DAVID 3D Scanner. Fabriquer un scanner 3D avec un kit Arduino et un tourne-disque.
Matherix Labs. HOW-TO: Make realistic 3D renderings of PCB designs. 3D models in Google SketchUp look great, but with a few extra plugins the results can look photo-realistic. In this tutorial we’ll cover our experience with the Maxwell for Google Sketchup rendering plugin. The Maxwell Fire engine is easy to use. It’s integrated directly into SketchUp so you don’t need to open any other application to render photo-realistic images of your models. The goal of this guide is to help you make awesome looking images of your projects for documentation and presentation. You’ll need to have SketchUp and a model to try this tutorial. Grab the Maxwell rendering engine for Google SketchUp If you have SketchUp installed, download and install Maxwell for Google SketchUp (free version) rendering engine.
Open the model and activate the Maxwell toolbar Open a model in SketchUp. Going from left to right the important buttons on the toolbar are: Edit model materials 1. Now that material is loaded into the ‘Scene Manger’ GUI. Choose the render viewpoint Rendering options. PotteryPrint: the new 3D printing iPad app for kids. With the right technology, 3D printing is child’s play. PotteryPrint is a truly exciting new iPad app that lets children use a virtual pottery wheel to create completely unique works of art ready for 3d printing. The PotteryPrint team is currently seeking funding through Kickstarter to take their prototype to deployment.
They’ve got 20 days and $10,000 to go. You can support the project for as little as $1, and they’ve got some great pledge rewards including a home-baked dozen of your favorite cookies! I talked to Brian, Cameron and Shlok from PotteryPrint to find out more about this app, their inspiration behind the project, and their thoughts on the intersection of technology and childhood education. Matherix 3Dify – an upcoming Kinect 3D scanning tool in development. More Kinect scanning tools in the works I’ve been having fun doing 3D scans with the Kinect and ReconstructMe for a few weeks now. I was just beginning to wonder what other software might pop up in the future, when someone from Matherix Labs invited me to try 3Dify. Matherix 3Dify is a new Kinect scanning tool that aims to be a simple, low-cost way to make 3D scans of things. It doesn’t have the GPU-intensive real-time model capture of ReconstructMe, but it has a GUI, which might make it a good choice for the less technically-inclined.
Replicating with ReconstructMe. ReconstructMe. Zaggo/Pleasant3D - GitHub. Pleasant Software - Pleasant3D. I frequently had the problem that downloaded STL files needed some minor editing in order to be printable on my MakerBot. Most of the time it was just a simple move to the center of the build platform or a resize.
In addition to that, I already wrote OpenGL code to visualize STL and GCode files a couple of months ago for another larger project. Finally I had sometimes the problem that I downloaded a ASCII encoded STL file and wanted to open the file in my 3D/CAD application. Since this application can only read binary STL files I needed an easy way to convert ASCII STL to binary STL. So I wrote Pleasant3D, a small utility which solves these problems and uses the above mentioned visualization code to display STL and GCode files: The “build platform” is fixed to 10×10cm (i.e. What's new in version 2.0: More intuitive (trackball) view rotation.Panning views with right mouse button drags.Initial release of "the real Pleasant3D" (click here for more information) What's new in version 1.2: iFace3D pour iPhone, iPod touch (4e génération), iPad 2 Wi-Fi et iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G sur l’iTunes App Store.
Google SketchUp. 3DTin. Tbuser/thingiview.js - GitHub. Using CodeThread to create 3D objects. About My3DScanner. Autodesk 123D - Free 3D Modeling Software, 3D Models, DIY Projects, Personal Fabrication Tools. Download MeshLab software for free. About My3DScanner. 3d modelling software. How to start out with 3d printing In the first of the Personal Factory 3d printing tutorial series we’re looking at popular software packages you can use to create your designs. Not all 3d software is created alike – some is intended for creating vast landscapes, others specialise in rendering and visualisation. We’re interested in software focused on both organic & primitive geometry modeling with support for stereo-lithography (.STL) files. Thanks to years of 3d software development there are now many methods to build a 3d models, below are some of the means you may come across… Polygon - The most common modellers available, however many include support for other types of modelling including NURBS, splines, sculpting & SubD.
NURBS - Not as common as polygon modellers, NURBS allow a mathematical level of accuracy over polygons, so are very useful for 3d printing. Sculptural - The most well known is zBrush, although they are also found in many plug-ins or features within other packages. Tinkercad - Solid modeling for artists and makers. Shapesmith. Autodesk's Two New Things: Catch & Make. With the success of their first web-based design tool, 123D, Autodesk has launched (at least for preview) two new apps, Catch and Make.
They're both quite different, but readers will find them both useful. Make is a 3D slicer that converts a 3D model into layers suitable for manual assembly. This is probably best done using a laser cutter or similar device where you cut and fit pieces together to form the object. It has an extremely simple interface from which you may select a basic object such as a car, cube, face, flying saucer, human head, icosahedron, rhino, rocket, shark, skull or torus.
From photos to print with Autodesk 123d Catch. EmailShare EmailShare.