Easy Design for 3D Printing with TopMod3D


TopMod3d is a free, open source, topological mesh modeling system that allows users to create high genus 2-manifold (watertight) meshes. It runs on Windows and OSX.

To me, topological modeling feels weird, but after playing around with it for a little I managed to get some nice results. As an added bonus most models will be readily printable by Shapeways (after conversion to X3D/Collada, still).

Links

Here are some videos that are interesting to watch:

‘Twisted Cube Handles’

(This interface version is outdated, but the way of working is still the same)

‘Tetrahedron Spikes’

‘Generated models’
Some nice models made in TopMod3D

One comment

  1. Shapeways Blog

    A few weeks ago I wrote about TopMod3D, a ‘topological mesh modeling’ tool that allows you to create really far-out and intricate models. I gave it a try and quickly came up with a simple design that I had printed. It’s a crazy little thing, but if you

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