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How To Create Your Own 3D Print!
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As sophisticated as 3D printing sounds, to your surprise it does not need to be complicated as long as you understand the basics of 3D printing. After reading this article you will be well on your way to the new world order of this type of creation, and below are some steps that can help you to understand the basics of 3D printing.
Create and Design Your Masterpiece
You will first need to brainstorm an idea. After you have an idea, follow these five steps to creating a 3D model.
Blocking- This method of design creates an outline, displaying the keys poses, and the placements of the objects.
Detailing- By adding details, the model starts to come to life, and you can also set the lighting and the camera placement with this step.
Texturing- By adding colors, designs, and textures to the model, you are adding life to your model.
Rendering- In this step, rendering usually takes place, and it is a step to perfect and check your work.
Post processing- This is when the artist uses software to further render his work. Not only to render his work but to also incorporate more lighting, color, and detail to make the model look more unique and livelier.
Your Design is Now Complete - Next You Need an STL File
In short, without getting too complicated, STL files describe only the surface geometry of a three dimensional object.
Choose Your Materials
One of the most recommended printing materials is PATCH CF15, it is known to be one of the strongest printing materials around.
You are almost ready to print! One last step to take -- this is known as the G-Code. To do this we have some basic steps set out.
Install slicing program
You have to convert a STL to a G-Code for the 3D printing. Some popular slicing software include Cura and Repetier.
Add 3D printer to slicer
Go to the print refrences and add your model.
Draw or download your model
This step is simple as you will already have your model designed and on standby.
Open STL file and prepare the printers settings
Load your STL file and position your part on the 3D printing bed. Select your printing material.
Slice the part and get G-Code for printing
This is the step you have been waiting for! Click the slice button; you will be given an estimated time and weight based on the print.
A Final Tip!
You now have the basics of how to do your own 3D print. Never rush into any of these steps when considering doing a 3D print, always do some personal research.
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