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Videotutorial: Modeling for 3D Printing with Shapeways


3d printed suzanne

Blender Cookie explains how to prepare your models for 3D printing at Shapeways, and they offer a 15% discount on any orders, valid through February 19th.

Jonathan Williamson writes:

3D printing continues to get better and cheaper every day. It also is becoming more accessible to casual users and artists. One of the great services offering 3D Printing to you and I is Shapeways. Shapeways allows you to not only get your models printed, it allows you to create an online shop to sell your own models. It’s like the Etsy of 3D printing.

Note: I work for Shapeways and helped Jonathan prepare this tutorial.


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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.

1 Comment

  1. One question about the video tutorial... with the extra fine-tuning of the ears on the mesh, I am wondering why not start with the high-quality-normals and even-thickness settings enabled on the solidify modifier, with an 'outside' direction chosen for the additional geometry created by the modifier. Unless there's just something more strange about the monkey mesh than I'm realizing, I would have thought it a good place to start.

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