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Creating a 3D modelled “mold over” an imported object

Let's say I've made a 3D scan of my face and managed to get that into FreeCAD. How might I then create an object (it's a mask, okay?) that conforms to the shape of my face, with a given thickness, ...
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Vary line with Z-axis for imported SVG file

I have an SVG file of a line drawing. When I import it into Tinkercad it generates a 3D version with the width of the lines remaining constant along the Z-axis (as expected). I would like to ...
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3D model with errors when exporting to Cura

I 3D modeled a cartoon car using Blender, mostly using add and subtract with boolean tools. When I export to Ultimaker Cura, I get these cuts along the model. Does anyone know why this is happening? ...
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Blender file not slicing properly in Cura

I need help with a blender file not slicing properly, the results seem very strange to me. I'm pretty new to 3D printing, I have an ender 3 pro, using Cura for slicing. I have been using blender ...
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Face where there should be no face

When importing this .stl file in Creality Slicer another face appears in the middle when viewed in layered view. This face is not visible in my 3d modeling software Blender. I tried cleaning up the ...
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Pile up objects and attach them for mass 3D printing

I'm completely new to 3D-printing. Because of Covid-19, my dad got a Dagoma Magis 3D printer and we are printing protective visors for hospital workers here in France. We have been given a 3D model ...
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Cura Filling holes from a model from Blender

I am Attempting to print this, from Blender But Cura decides to fill in the middle part of the model. I exported and imported the model from an STL file. If anyone can answer this, that would be ...
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creating support for a surface

I created an stl file of bathymetry using Matlab and the results can be seen in the two pictures below in Blender. The problem I have is that it is very thin with overhangs. I would like to add some ...
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Problem in 3D printing of an empty model

I'm new to 3D printing. I modeled an empty bird in Blender (the stl file of model is presented). I tested the model in Blender (using 3D printing tool) and also the Netfabb software. They don't show ...
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Set the overhang parameter in Blender 3D printing tool box

I'm working on a cube in Blender. I just deleted one of the faces (the top face) of the cube and added solidify to avoid non manifold edges. In this case, when I check the design it shows that the ...
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My 3D prints don't end up the same as the model [closed]

I'm trying to print a very simple item that I created in blender: However, the print always ends up being a simple "plane" with some scribbely stuff on top
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Boolean operation on two objects in Blender

I'm trying to draw a strange cup, with a kind of empty handle (actually, it's not a cup, but it looks like one). I need to print this object with a 3D printer, so I exported the model to 3D printing ...
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Why are my lowest layers not solid?

I have designed this in Blender: The bottom is a regular n-gon with 0.8mm in height. In Slic3r, I see that the bottom-most layer is not solid: The green parts (of the first image) are going into ...
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Problems with STL model in Ultimaker Cura

I want to print a piece of fruit modeled in Blender. It is an STL file. Please note that I am an absolute beginner at 3D printing models. What do these red zones mean? What is wrong about the mesh ...
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Strange walls/faces when importing self made model from Blender to Cura 3

I wanted to create a coin stacking device similar to this one: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:499177 But I wanted to only 3 coins, 5c, 2c, and 1c. Unfortunately the STL came in pretty messy after ...
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Outputting an STL file that contains multiple objects for import into Blender

I want to print a object that looks like a flat board with a set of matchbox-like lumps on top of it. I have written a script that outputs an STL file. To keep the script simple, it creates an object ...
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cura shows different Z heights

Cura v2.5.0 I've been working in Blender for some time, so I have experience with exporting stl from it with exact size and I had no scale issues with slicing. But today cura showed a strange thing. ...
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Scaling objects with constant wall thickness for 3D printing

The question is how to scale an existing mesh without changing the thickness of the walls? I am using Blender to create STL files for 3D printing. Let's say I create a shell for a model railroad ...
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Tool to measure in STL files

I want to create parts for a 3D printer using OpenSCAD. Having some STL files from the vendor, but nothing else (no technical drawing, no CAD files). Does anybody knows a free tool, that allows me to ...
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File from Blender is different in Shapeways's preview

I am trying to print a model I designed in Blender on Shapeways. The object has a hole in it: But when I upload it to Shapeways as a STL file, fixed the sizes, but the hole is filled up in the ...
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What is the best 3D modeling software for a beginner on a 3D printed mini barrel project?

My goal is to 3D print a 5 liter miniature barrel with a side stand, similar to this wooden one on Amazon. I want it to have a removable top so that a boxed wine bladder may be put inside, and there ...
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3D printing with blender

I have an object that I want to print in 3D. But I have a few questions about it. What are the things that I have to watch out for when 3D printing? I know how to change the metric size etc. Some ...
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Why won't makerbot accept an STL file from Blender?

Our library system just put a 3D printer in one of the branches. I have used SketchUp on the library computers for a number of years just to do artsy things. Suddenly, I have the opportunity to ...