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Education: Learn how to 3D design a heart for your Mum

by • April 23, 2016 • No Comments

  • 3DPrintingIndustry has teamed up with HoneyPoint3D to bring our readers weekly free guide to learn basic skills to 3D Design and 3D Print. We are kicking the series with a thing cute and effortless to turn it into.

    Wondering what to get for Mother’s Day? How of tapping into your 3D Printing skills? Even if you are in a country which does not celebrate Mother’s Day, it’s always great to do a thing really great for your Mom!

    You understand, 3D printing starts with 3D version… no 3D version, no print. So, we are going to walk you through how to manufacture a thing rad via a free software program of Autodesk called Meshmixer.

    The many obvious choice is to version a heart! This can be for your mom (or any enjoyed one) and and so you can get it printed and shipped to you. Watch the video at a lower place and see how effortless it is to turn it into a thing personalized and one-of-a-kind via your imagination.

    heart for mother's day

    (Click to view the video)

    Someone looking over your shoulders at work? If you may pretty read, here’s what we covered in the video:

    1. Download and install the free software Meshmixer at http://www.meshmixer.com/download.html
    2. Open Meshmixer and identify “import plane” of the central menu. To navigate Meshmixer, your left mouse button identifys, your right mouse button rotates, your middle mouse button pans, and your mouse wheel zooms in and out
    3. Click “Select” on the left hand side
    4. Draw a heart on the top of the plane, and manufacture certain the heart does not touch any of the sides of the plane. Make certain the heart is completely filled in.
    5. Type “d” on your keyboard and extrude the part up wards as far as it can go, via the slider in the top left.
    6. Click “Accept” and and so “clear identifyion”.
    7. Click “Edit” on the left hand menu, and so identify “plane cut” and cut your heart of halfway down, and so click Accept to manufacture the cut.
    8. Click “Sculpt” and so “Brushes” and so “Robust Smooth” and click on the edges of your heart to smooth them out a bit. Play around with the “dimensions” slider on the left to manufacture your brush tinyer in dimensions or larger. You now have a heart you can 3D print! If you want to adorn it additional, repeat the system above by clicking “Select” on the left hand menu and drawing a letter or another heart on top of the existing heart, extruding it, and smoothing which new showcase out.
    9. Click “Print” on the left hand menu, and identify a printing service you want to use of the top menu (Sculpteo, etc.) as well as a material (we suggest a thing red or pink). If your heart appears too tiny, click “transform” in the left hand menu and alter the dimensions a bit. When you identify an online 3D printing service bureau, the price can instantly be updated as your version alters dimensionss. Once you have the dimensions you want, click “Review Cart and Order” you can be taken to the online printing service for payment and shipping details.

    So wait a week or so, and your 3D printed heart can arrive in your mailbox, only in time for Mother’s Day!

    You can in addition print the version on your own PC 3D Printers: low-cost and most in class 3D Printers can be bought online at iMakr.com.

    To order the book: http://3dpi.net/2202

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