3D Printing Designs: The Sun Puzzle - download pdf or read online

By Joe Larson

Key Features

  • Learn the right way to layout a 3D printable version from an current actual object
  • Rekindle your mathematical brain to layout completely interlocking complicated items of a puzzle
  • Personalize the puzzle's layout with a photograph or form of your individual choice

Book Description

Jigsaw puzzles derive their identify from once they have been lower from wooden sheets utilizing a hand-woodworking instrument known as a jig observed again within the 1760s. have you questioned how a version inspiration for a jigsaw puzzle is articulated, and the way it used to be made with those conventional tools?

Through this ebook, you'll grasp the thoughts of designing easy to complicated puzzles types for 3D printing. we are going to speedy introduce you to a few uncomplicated and potent ideas of designing 3D revealed items utilizing Blender. in the course of the process the ebook, you are going to discover a number of strong sculpting equipment supported via Blender that let you edit gadgets with activities equivalent to bends or curves, just like drawing or increase a clay constitution of alternative shapes and sizes.

Finally, whilst the version is sculpted, you will examine a few tips on how to reduce the version and carve out a number of items of perfectly-fitting edges of other geometries to accomplish the puzzle.

What you'll learn

  • Design, manage, and export 3D versions for 3D printing with Blender
  • Master the artwork from growing meshes, scaling, subdivision, and including aspect with the Boolean modifier to sculpting a customized shape
  • Cut a version into small items and discover ways to layout complicated interlocking joints

About the Author

Joe Larson, identified on-line as "the 3D Printing Professor," is one half artist, one half mathematician, one half instructor, and one half technologist. it began in his adolescence, doing easy programming and low-resolution electronic paintings on a Commodore sixty four. As expertise stepped forward, so did Joe's dabbling, ultimately taking him to 3D modeling whereas in highschool and school, and he momentarily pursued a level in laptop animation. He deserted that and as a substitute grew to become a math instructor, after which moved to software program improvement for 10 years ahead of returning to schooling, instructing expertise in college.

When Joe first heard approximately 3D printing, it took root in his brain, and he went again to airborne dirt and dust off his 3D modeling abilities. In 2012, he gained a Makerbot Replicator 3D printer within the Tinkercad/Makerbot Chess problem, with a chess set that assembles right into a robotic. for the reason that then, his designs on Thingiverse were featured on Thingiverse, Gizmodo, Shapeways, Makezine, and different areas. He at present produces weekly movies approximately layout for 3D printing on his YouTube channel, http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjoesays.

Table of Contents

  1. 3D Printing Basics
  2. Beginning Blender
  3. Sculpting the Face of the Sun
  4. Cutting a 3D Jigsaw Puzzle

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