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Using blender to make 3D font thingies to print at Shapeways

Posted in a how-to video here:   0:00 Intro 0:49 Choosing a Font 1:06 Blender the inadequate Intro 2:00 The “Fast” route that doesn’t always work 6:07 “Reliable” way 9:40 Deleting Inner Shells 10:43 Exporting to Shapeways via OBJ –

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From Photoscan to Shapeways: Process 2/N

TL;DR:  Nice idea, but fail. Holy crunch this is taking a lot of hands on stuff figuring out what works, and what doesn’t.   I decided to step back and take a look at the strength / weaknesses of everybody and

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From PhotoScan to Shapeways: 1/N – Using Blender as an intermediary

Shapeways is one of several print services that offer full color prints – something I cannot afford myself.   However, they do not allow on-site scaling – you have to scale the model yourself.    There are also various cleanup steps that

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Photoscan: Using Blender as an intermediary touch up tool

I’m glad that I have a solution (use a good camera and lens) for capturing 3D models – but I’m still trying to get the process matured – to the point where I could run a scan-and-print booth at a

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Freakin Holes

This is my part in NetFabb.  Its Fine. This is my part in Blender with Select NonManifold.   its Fine. This is what Repetier Host and Slic3r 0.99 think of my part.  They are not fine. Following the Trail Loading the

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