Sometimes, 3D printing needs to be precise and practical. And sometimes, it just needs to be fun, like the wood-cut puzzles your grandpa may have made in his garage. We'll be making similar puzzles but with a whole new dimension in order to take advantage of the power of 3D printing.
In addition to the basic 3D editing tools you've already learned about, Blender also includes some robust sculpting tools that enable editing objects with actions similar to drawing or building up clay. Because of its nature, sculpting facilitates a very organic modeling process.
There are a lot of sculpting tools available, and each one has a special use. The project in this book will use the most popular and useful of them to sculpt a simple model. This model will then be combined with basic editing outside of sculpt mode to create a 3D puzzle.