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3D Printing Designs: The Sun Puzzle

By : Joe Larson
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3D Printing Designs: The Sun Puzzle

By: Joe Larson

Overview of this book

Jigsaw puzzles derive their name from when they were cut from wood sheets using a hand-woodworking tool called a jig saw back in the 1760s. Have you ever wondered how a model idea for a jigsaw puzzle is articulated, and how it was made with these traditional tools? Through this book, you will master the techniques of designing simple to complex puzzles models for 3D printing. We will quickly introduce you to some simple and effective principles of designing 3D printed objects using Blender. Through the course of the book, you'll explore various robust sculpting methods supported by Blender that allow you to edit objects with actions such as bends or curves, similar to drawing or building up a clay structure of different shapes and sizes. Finally, when the model is sculpted, you'll learn some methods to cut the model and carve out multiple pieces of perfectly-fitting edges of different geometries to complete the puzzle. ------------------------------------------- Note from CM - [Page count: 60] [Price: $9.99 eBook | $19.99 print]
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Why Blender?

With so many options for 3D modeling software, why would Blender, a software designed to make 3D animations, be the most popular choice?

The price is right

First things first: you don't have to pay for Blender. It is offered free of charge. If it works for you, you always have the option to donate, but Blender doesn't do anything to force this point. It is free now and forever.

Blender is comprehensive

While it's true that Blender is designed for animation because it covers everything from a blank canvas to a finished animation, it contains the ability to model objects, and it's one of the most robust suites of modeling tools anywhere. Learning Blender means that you may never need to learn another 3D modelling software.

It's getting better all the time

Blender is in constant development. If it doesn't have a feature you need, chances are that it may one day. Blender's developers are constantly responding to their audience.

But Blender isn't perfect

Despite Blender's advantages, it...