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Blender user intro [message #15352] Tue, 27 July 2010 22:58 UTC Go to next message
avatar LincolnK  is currently offline LincolnK
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Hi all,

I have been chomping at the bit to print some original pieces here since I saw the SW booth at this year's Maker Faire.

I worked in the CG animation field for 12 years, but stopped many years ago to do other art related things that I found more fulfilling (as in not having a boss makes me happy).

Since I don't want to use bootleg software, I started learning Blender a few months ago, and am pretty happy with it.

I would love to know anywhere online to find a lot of info on blender specific use with shapeways.

It is a real struggle to have to model for 3d printing compared to animation.

Lincoln
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Re: Blender user intro [message #15364 is a reply to message #15352 ] Wed, 28 July 2010 14:18 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar bartv  is currently offline bartv
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Hey Lincoln,

here are some Blender related resources on Shapeways.com:

http://www.shapeways.com/tutorials/prepping_blender_files_fo r_3d_printing
http://www.shapeways.com/landingpages/blender

For some general learning information about Blender, I recommend the following free ebook:

http://www.blendernation.com/blender-basics-book-3rd-edition /

And of course also the Blender wiki:

http://http://wiki.blender.org/

There's a number of Blender users here on the forum, so feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Bart


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Re: Blender user intro [message #15371 is a reply to message #15352 ] Wed, 28 July 2010 17:34 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar randomhuman  is currently offline randomhuman
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There's quite a few tutorials on the shapeways site itself: http://www.shapeways.com/tutorials/

Mostly they focus on the differences between modeling for 3D printing and modeling for regular print (or animation, I guess...). The only differences I'm really aware of are that for 3D printing models must be watertight and manifold, but I don't have 12 years experience in 3D, so I might be missing a few things Wink

Here's some blender specific tutorials that I found helpful:

http://www.shapeways.com/tutorials/prepping_blender_files_fo r_3d_printing
http://www.shapeways.com/video/fixing-non-manifold-meshes
Re: Blender user intro [message #15372 is a reply to message #15364 ] Wed, 28 July 2010 17:36 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar randomhuman  is currently offline randomhuman
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Oops, sorry for the redundant post! That'll teach me not to start a reply at lunch time and press submit when I get home from work!
Re: Blender user intro [message #15471 is a reply to message #15372 ] Fri, 30 July 2010 07:47 UTC Go to previous message
avatar LincolnK  is currently offline LincolnK
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Thanks for the info guys!

Hopefully I will have some pieces figured out and ordered soon so I can have a better understanding of the whole process.


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