Download e-book for iPad: 3D Printing Designs: The Sun Puzzle by Joe Larson

By Joe Larson

Key Features

  • Learn tips to layout a 3D printable version from an current actual object
  • Rekindle your mathematical brain to layout completely interlocking advanced items of a puzzle
  • Personalize the puzzle's layout with a photograph or form of your personal choice

Book Description

Jigsaw puzzles derive their identify from after they have been minimize from wooden sheets utilizing a hand-woodworking instrument known as a jig observed again within the 1760s. have you questioned how a version proposal for a jigsaw puzzle is articulated, and the way it was once made with those conventional tools?

Through this e-book, you'll grasp the options of designing easy to advanced puzzles types for 3D printing. we are going to speedy introduce you to a couple uncomplicated and potent rules of designing 3D revealed gadgets utilizing Blender. during the process the booklet, you are going to discover a variety of strong sculpting equipment supported via Blender that let you edit items with activities resembling bends or curves, just like drawing or increase a clay constitution of alternative shapes and sizes.

Finally, whilst the version is sculpted, you will examine a few easy methods to minimize the version and carve out a number of items of perfectly-fitting edges of other geometries to accomplish the puzzle.

What you are going to learn

  • Design, control, and export 3D versions for 3D printing with Blender
  • Master the artwork from developing meshes, scaling, subdivision, and including aspect with the Boolean modifier to sculpting a customized shape
  • Cut a version into small items and learn how to layout complicated interlocking joints

About the Author

Joe Larson, identified on-line as "the 3D Printing Professor," is one half artist, one half mathematician, one half instructor, and one half technologist. it began in his adolescence, doing uncomplicated programming and low-resolution electronic artwork on a Commodore sixty four. As know-how advanced, so did Joe's dabbling, finally taking him to 3D modeling whereas in highschool and faculty, and he momentarily pursued a level in desktop animation. He deserted that and as an alternative grew to become a math instructor, after which moved to software program improvement for 10 years prior to returning to schooling, educating expertise in college.

When Joe first heard approximately 3D printing, it took root in his brain, and he went again to dirt off his 3D modeling abilities. In 2012, he received a Makerbot Replicator 3D printer within the Tinkercad/Makerbot Chess problem, with a chess set that assembles right into a robotic. considering then, his designs on Thingiverse were featured on Thingiverse, Gizmodo, Shapeways, Makezine, and different locations. He at present produces weekly video clips approximately layout for 3D printing on his YouTube channel, http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjoesays.

Table of Contents

  1. 3D Printing Basics
  2. Beginning Blender
  3. Sculpting the Face of the Sun
  4. Cutting a 3D Jigsaw Puzzle

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