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Tips for 3D Printing with Sketchup [message #56294] Mon, 05 November 2012 10:25 UTC Go to next message
avatar denali3ddesign  is currently offline denali3ddesign
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I recently wrote an article to help Sketchup newbies get started making models for 3D printing. Read the article here: 8 Tips for 3D Printing with Sketchup.

If you have any Sketchup related questions, post them here and I'll do my best to help you.


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Re: Tips for 3D Printing with Sketchup [message #56296 is a reply to message #56294 ] Mon, 05 November 2012 10:49 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Awesome!

Very nicely done, I'm sure a lot of people will find this useful!


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Re: Tips for 3D Printing with Sketchup [message #56297 is a reply to message #56296 ] Mon, 05 November 2012 10:55 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Great website!

Very helpful information. Thank you, I'll be checking back often.


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Re: Tips for 3D Printing with Sketchup [message #56409 is a reply to message #56294 ] Tue, 06 November 2012 21:36 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Marcus, this is a great post!
Thank you!


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Re: Tips for 3D Printing with Sketchup [message #56413 is a reply to message #56409 ] Wed, 07 November 2012 00:12 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Glad its useful!

Would you guys be interested in more stuff like this? If so, what specifically do you need help on?


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Re: Tips for 3D Printing with Sketchup [message #56430 is a reply to message #56294 ] Wed, 07 November 2012 15:36 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Marcus, I emailed you!


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Re: Tips for 3D Printing with Sketchup [message #56529 is a reply to message #56430 ] Fri, 09 November 2012 00:12 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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How to set the orientation of your model to be the same as SW's model render would be useful. And the uses of the .dae to ease scaling problems.
Your tut was great. It will help many new users, as some good tidbits for older users.


Have any questions regarding Blender, and need fast answers, you are always welcome at the IRC Server Freenode, channel #blender. As a bonus, several there have experience in modelling for 3D prints.

Keith
Re: Tips for 3D Printing with Sketchup [message #56558 is a reply to message #56529 ] Fri, 09 November 2012 14:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks, glad its useful!

With DAE there isn't any way to match the Sketchup render with the SW render, but you can change the orientation of the model in Sketchup so you get the desired render on Shapeways.

When exporting to DAE, the red/blue plane is treated as the base, so just before exporting, rotate your model 90 degrees. Make the model a group, and use the move tool on the little red 'plus' sign that shows up on the bounding box to rotate the model quickly. See here:
index.php?t=getfile&id=22523&private=0

When you upload to Shapeways, the model will be shown in the "before" orientation.


If you're new to 3D printing, learn the secrets from a professional. Get my book "3D Printing with SketchUp"
Re: Tips for 3D Printing with Sketchup [message #56568 is a reply to message #56558 ] Fri, 09 November 2012 18:32 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks very much


Have any questions regarding Blender, and need fast answers, you are always welcome at the IRC Server Freenode, channel #blender. As a bonus, several there have experience in modelling for 3D prints.

Keith
Re: Tips for 3D Printing with Sketchup [message #56569 is a reply to message #56568 ] Fri, 09 November 2012 18:36 UTC Go to previous message
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Sure Smile

One reason I prefer STL is you don't have this issue with orientation, but there are other things you may not like so its up to you which format you choose. At least there are lots of choices!


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