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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)

Downloading and installing Blender

The first thing that needs to be done is downloading and installing Bender. Follow these steps:

  1. On your PC or Mac, open a your web browser and go to

  2. Locate the Blender download button on the main page for the latest version of Blender and click on it:

  3. Scroll down and find Download under Blender and click on it. If you're on Windows and unsure, just choose the MSI package option.

  4. When the installer finishes downloading, run it.

  5. Follow the prompts to install Blender.

  6. When the installer is finished, run Blender. Click anywhere to close the splash screen.

Blender is now installed and ready to use.