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Designer Spotlight: Iza Grun


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I'm interested in both how to design for 3D printing and where I can download free design downloads ...can you help me get my foot on the ground with this? thank you. J.J.
#1 james on 2014-01-23 19:24 (Reply)
I switch from hand drawings to various design software such as: Autocad, 3Ds Max, Zbrush, Illustrator, then Magics for the final Stl file. I recommend using a Wacom graphic tablet, everything feels much more fluid like that.

And what do you mean by 'free design downloads'. You could try www.turbosquid.com
If you really want to learn, i strongly suggest starting from scratch and getting a good feel of the the tools you work with.

Feel free to ask more specific questions, i will help if i can.
#2 Anonymous on 2014-01-24 11:45 (Reply)
Hi Iza,
I'm very impressed with your jewelry designs. I would like to consider creating a custom jewelry line of my own in gold and silver. Is 3D printing able to make solid sterling silver or 14K gold jewelry as found in jewelry stores? And can you recommend a reliable person or company that can take my 2D designs and turn them into an 3D STL file? Is an STL file or CAD file better? Thanks for your help and any comments you might have that I should be aware of regarding designing in silver and gold with polished finishes combined with textures finishes.
Jeff
#3 JR (Homepage) on 2014-01-29 16:16 (Reply)

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