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My Model Could not be printed because it needs to be hallow... Need help with programs [message #63926] Tue, 12 March 2013 20:36 UTC Go to next message
avatar robertpalm89  is currently offline robertpalm89
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Hello! So I created a model in Sculptris that was not able to be printed, I am still waiting to see if there are other materials I could print it in...
I am wondering what program I would use to hallow out a design? Or what other programs I should be design in? I really like the shaping I get with Sculptris and free form it has. I just need some help figuring this out. Thank you for your help and support! This community has been great!
Re: My Model Could not be printed because it needs to be hallow... Need help with programs [message #63937 is a reply to message #63926 ] Tue, 12 March 2013 22:24 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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you can use pretty much any program that support boolean operations...


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Is there a program with this and freeware?
Re: My Model Could not be printed because it needs to be hallow... Need help with programs [message #63939 is a reply to message #63938 ] Tue, 12 March 2013 22:37 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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i am using blender
http://cgcookie.com/blender/2011/01/28/tip_boolean_modifier/
but there are more programs


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Re: My Model Could not be printed because it needs to be hallow... Need help with programs [message #63984 is a reply to message #63926 ] Wed, 13 March 2013 12:52 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I also use blender. I'm actually contemplating a more complete sculptris to Blender to SW tutorial.

When I hollow I use solidify

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Re: My Model Could not be printed because it needs to be hallow... Need help with programs [message #64001 is a reply to message #63938 ] Wed, 13 March 2013 16:24 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Oh, so you already made a thread for this, good. Smile

The program you want, if you liked Sculptris, is Zbrush. In fact, Zbrush has a special command for doing this hollowing out process. It's the world's best and most used digital sculpting software. It's about $600 US though and super hard to learn.

For free, in addition to what's been mentioned, you could use Meshmixer. See this video.

As side note, I just tried the Blender Solidify command and that works great! Thanks for sharing that, I didn't know about that. Very Happy




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Re: My Model Could not be printed because it needs to be hallow... Need help with programs [message #64215 is a reply to message #64001 ] Fri, 15 March 2013 21:35 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ive heard about sculptris, whats the difference between that and Zbrush 4r4?

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Re: My Model Could not be printed because it needs to be hallow... Need help with programs [message #64323 is a reply to message #64215 ] Mon, 18 March 2013 13:02 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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SG Designs wrote on Fri, 15 March 2013 21:35

Ive heard about sculptris, whats the difference between that and Zbrush 4r4?

Zbrush acquired Sculptris a while ago, because it's awesome. So Zbrush implemented code from Sculptris into Zbrush to enhance Zbrush. So from what I see (I don't have nor have I used Zbrush) Zbrush is like Sulptris with at least $700 worth of extra features and coolness. Don't think I'd be able to do this in Sculptris http://www.pixologic01.com/zbrush/gallery/files/120823-zboot/attachment.jpg


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Re: My Model Could not be printed because it needs to be hallow... Need help with programs [message #64336 is a reply to message #63984 ] Mon, 18 March 2013 15:59 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Youknowwho4eva wrote on Wed, 13 March 2013 12:52

I also use blender. I'm actually contemplating a more complete sculptris to Blender to SW tutorial.

When I hollow I use solidify


You need to check the results of solidify, I've tried using it for small model aircraft and the results were unpredictable. I now duplicate the main shape and then scale it.
Re: My Model Could not be printed because it needs to be hallow... Need help with programs [message #64378 is a reply to message #63984 ] Mon, 18 March 2013 21:00 UTC Go to previous message
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Youknowwho4eva wrote on Wed, 13 March 2013 12:52

I also use blender. I'm actually contemplating a more complete sculptris to Blender to SW tutorial.

When I hollow I use solidify


Let me know when you do, might be nice material for a post on BlenderNation Smile

Cheers,

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