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DVD Training 12: Blender for 3D Printing


Dolf (Macouno) Veenvliet announces the 12th training DVD by the Blender Foundation. This one focuses on modeling for 3D printing and the use of the upcoming new 3D printing tools in Blender.

Dolf writes:

Blender already supports 3D printing modeling and file-formats since 2002. With the latest Blender version (2.67) this now is even more accessible and powerful with the new 3D Printing Toolbox and real-time Mesh Analysis features.

This Training DVD is for everyone who is into 3D printing, beginners and professionals alike. There are extensive chapters introducing Blender modeling for new users. It then handles all topics you need to know for efficient and good quality 3D prints, including color, wall thickness or overhang problems. You will also find printable models to experiment with yourself.

Whether you own your own 3D printer, or use online services such as ShapeWays, this 3+ hours training DVD will help you joining this exciting new Maker era!

The DVD sells for €27.00, but you can get a pre-order discount:

Get 10% discount ordering before May 8, when the DVDs are ready for reproduction. It then will also be available for paid orders as a download at the bottom of this page. Shipping will start May 14th.


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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. I doing for job model for 3d printer. I don't work with shape way but doing high detailed models for action figures company. I don't use blender for this job, but some commercial software.

    Now, if you want convince me to buy this DVD you need to show something better then a ugly printed sintel or basic shape models into the cover...

        • Still, the DVD is about learning how to prepare your models for 3D printing, not about modeling in general. Dolf is very knowledgeable in this field, I wouldn't dismiss this DVD just because you don't like the models that he's using as examples.

          • I'm sorry about my english, but I don't mean so.

            A nice cover help to promote a product, a ugly or too simple model into the cover don't help or can damage the product image.

            I'm using commercial software for this purpose (3d characters for prototyping), because blender cannot handle large data flux (in other words, very poor viewport performance). Zbrush is a must have in this field. If you want convincing a zbrush user to use or only give a try to blender, must show something better. Hope I explained well...

            In any case, I brought the DVD (for learning purpose and for supporting both artist and blender foundation)

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