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? It accepts an STL format 3D model and then offers a variety of pre-printing preparations, including: Automated 3D model repairsModel scalingAutomatic hollowing of the modelAutomatic thickening of thin regionsVisual display of print platform and item dimensionsAutomatic placement of multiple object copiesAutomatic file transfer to MakerWare or Objet Studio. 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. Volumental offers tailored solutions to solve companies’ specific needs for simple and robust 3D scanning. Volumental was founded in 2012 as a spinoff from a research project called Kinect@Home at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.
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. October 12, 2012 AT 10:01 am TinkerCad has now added a scripting function, allowing you to generate shapes using expressions and algorithms — this could lead to some very interesting experiments!
We are excited to announce that it is now possible to write Shape Scripts directly inside the Tinkercad editor and create shapes that are generated programmatically. While the scripts are written in the editor the actual scripts are executed by the distributed Gen6 geometry kernel running on the Tinkercad server cluster. 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. This free of charge software solution allows 3D enthusiasts various options - such as scanning for 3D printing, modeling, prototyping construction, graphics and game design.
Commodity items, rooms, figures and real persons can all be scanned using your live moving sensor and the new SCENECT app. Operates with Microsoft Kinect for Xbox, Microsoft Kinect for Windows and Asus Xtion PRO Live. Software that automatically partitions large models 3D printable sections. Expanding 3D printing beyond the build volume.
Chopper was developed by Linjie Luo, Ilya Baran, Szymon Rusinkiewicz, Wojciech Matusik of Princeton University as a way to readily make 3D prints larger than the a 3D printer’s build volume. The software divides the model into logical sections and automatically prepared joints for easy assembly and gluing. Watch the video to se how it works. 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!
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. Fabriquer son scanner 3D.
La création de modèles en 3D est un travail long et ardu, il nécessite de bonnes compétences ; en d'autres termes, il faut d'excellents artistes/graphistes. Pour faciliter cette tâche, on peut avoir recours aux scanners 3D, mais c'est onéreux et pas très facile à utiliser. Pourtant, la technologie de la barrière laser n'est pas très compliquée. Le site suivant vous propose de fabriquer un scanner 3D simple à partir d'une webcam, d'un pointeur laser, d'un moteur et de quelques engrenages. Pour utiliser le tout, j'ai écrit un programme en C avec l'interface en GTK, COPOS (sous GPL). 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. 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. The developers have put together a video showing how the process works: The example model from the website isn’t quite print-ready, but it is neat that you can capture models in colour.
The software is currently in private beta testing, and you can read more & sign up at the official website: 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. iFace3D pour iPhone, iPod touch (4e génération), iPad 2 Wi-Fi et iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G sur l’iTunes App Store. Description Etonnez vos amis et montrez leur votre vrai visage en 3D.
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. Tinkercad - Solid modeling for artists and makers. Shapesmith. Autodesk's Two New Things: Catch & Make. From photos to print with Autodesk 123d Catch.