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3d design program

Mon May 13, 2019 3:29 pm

anyone know of a cheap/free and good 3d design program?
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Re: 3d design program

Mon May 13, 2019 4:22 pm

There is a lot of different types of 3D Design so maybe be more specific what kind of design you plan to do.

Blender is one of the most well known one.
https://www.blender.org/

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Re: 3d design program

Tue May 14, 2019 12:15 am

One for designing things for 3d printing
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Re: 3d design program

Tue May 14, 2019 12:32 am

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Re: 3d design program

Tue May 14, 2019 12:39 am

Will5455 wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 12:15 am
One for designing things for 3d printing
You'll want a CAD program for that (Blender isn't a CAD program, so isn't the best choice.)

I use freecad myself. Simple and easy to use.
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Re: 3d design program

Tue May 14, 2019 1:03 am

Do not forget you will need a slicer as well...
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Re: 3d design program

Tue May 14, 2019 7:10 pm

Andyroo wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 1:03 am
Do not forget you will need a slicer as well...
slicer?
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Re: 3d design program

Tue May 14, 2019 7:40 pm

as i have recently boutgt a basic £100 3d printer kit I am currently learning about this myself and am using tinkercad atm as i find my feet and come to terms with all the new concepts.
https://www.tinkercad.com/

its a basic tool which currently does all i need, and is supported with loads of utubes with over achieving 8-10yr olds designing 3d models with basic guidance and direction..

When i outgrow the limits of tinkercad there is Fusion 360 which is a full professional suite and can cost a fair amount for professional use But is also available with a free educational license to students and home users not using it in a business context.

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Re: 3d design program

Tue May 14, 2019 8:07 pm

Will5455 wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 7:10 pm
Andyroo wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 1:03 am
Do not forget you will need a slicer as well...
slicer?
The slicer takes the 3D design files and basically slices it into layers for the printer - the printer may come with one.
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Re: 3d design program

Tue May 14, 2019 9:18 pm

fwiw the slicer i am currently using is Cura https://github.com/Ultimaker/Cura. Its the s/w recommended for the printer i use. If your printer recommends another option go with that to start with while you find your feet.

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Re: 3d design program

Tue May 14, 2019 11:53 pm

I use FreeCad as the design program, you don't need to read a manual just to make that first 3D box.
The new version has G-Code support which looks like fun.

I prefer Blender for Artists, it is UI changed version of Blender that is a bit easier to use.

Both of these are free and can do much more than most users will need.
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Re: 3d design program

Fri May 17, 2019 10:15 pm

I use Openscad a lot for my designs. Openscad is good for designing functional objects.

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Re: 3d design program

Sat May 18, 2019 2:04 am

OpenSCAD, however, doesn't run on Raspbian
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