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Hello everyone! [message #41632] Tue, 10 January 2012 20:34 UTC Go to next message
avatar avalosalex  is currently offline avalosalex
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Registered: January 2012
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Today, I started to look around different site of how to make and print 3D models. To be honest with all of you, I haven't the slightest clue of where to begin, nor what to ask. I have been reading and viewing several insightful tutorials but I might be taking in too much at this time.

So, now I'm looking for help from the community as a starting point. And, I thank you all in advance.

What do I need? Downloads? Requirements?

Any information or leads and links would help.

Thanks again and looking forward to spending a lot of time creating 3D models.

Alex
Re: Hello everyone! [message #41640 is a reply to message #41632 ] Tue, 10 January 2012 21:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar pfeiffer stylez  is currently offline pfeiffer stylez
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Welcome to the front-line. Smile


You need...

1.) An idea what you want create.
Got one ? Alright...

2.) Tools to realize your idea.
Depending on your skills and/or preferences 3d modelling or CAD software.
"Google Sketchup" and "Blender" are popular freeware.

3.) Tools to check and repair your files.
"netfabb basic" and/or "MeshLab"

4.) Time and patience
Re: Hello everyone! [message #41820 is a reply to message #41640 ] Thu, 12 January 2012 22:23 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar ana  is currently offline ana
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As pfeiffer stylez said, welcome to the front-line.

You may also want to look into TinkerCAD, if your design is really, truly simple. TinkerCAD is in-browser 3D modeling, and they export directly to Shapeways. Smile


Community Manager | Shapeways

Re: Hello everyone! [message #42215 is a reply to message #41640 ] Thu, 19 January 2012 01:14 UTC Go to previous message
avatar avalosalex  is currently offline avalosalex
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Registered: January 2012
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Thanks for info.

Since my request, I have been playing around with Sketchup and been successful.

It will be a slow and gradual learning curve and progressing in this manner will definitely allow me to have a better grasp of the tools made available and how to go about using.

Since my first render, I think using Solidworks would be a better and faster solution to what I want to achieve.

Thanks for your help, and wish me luck.

Alex Smile

 
   
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