4 questions to ask yourself before you start 3d printing...
3D printing your Blender models is one of the most exciting techniques.
What's cooler than magically materializing a digital 3D mesh into a tangible real-life object?
But a digital object needs preparation in order to be suitable for 3D printing.
This article shines a light on preparing a mesh for 3D printing in Blender, divided into a number of checks and options - with Suzanne as our example.
What you'll find in this article:
- Check 1: Does the mesh have enough polygon detail?
- Check 2: Does the object need support?
- Check 3: Is the Blender mesh manifold?
- Check 4: Are the object's dimensions correct?
- Option 1: Do you want to paint your 3d model?
- Option 2: Do you want your 3d printed object to be hollow?
- The final step: exporting your model for 3D print