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3D Print Design Programs [message #2007] Fri, 14 November 2008 01:51 UTC Go to next message
avatar Marshall  is currently offline Marshall
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Registered: October 2008
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I am not a 3D designer myself, but I would like to learn of the program types and/or file types which are compatible with most 3D printers. A simple rundown of the common programs and file formats used would be wonderful.

And, could someone with adept knowledge in a 3D modeling program such as Maya, easily adapt to the other program types used for 3D printing?

Thanks
Re: 3D Print Design Programs [message #2012 is a reply to message #2007 ] Fri, 14 November 2008 09:57 UTC Go to previous message
avatar bartv  is currently offline bartv
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Registered: December 2007
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Hi Marshall,

here's a list of supported applications:

http://www.shapeways.com/tutorials/supported-applications

In my experience, using any 3D appication will provide you with a good understanding of the techniques. This is usually transferable to other 3D applications, which should make the transition a bit easier.

Of course, you can just stick to Maya and use that to create models for Shapeways!

Cheers,

Bart


Community Manager Europe | Shapeways

 
   
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