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3D printing with RepRap Cookbook

By : Richard Salinas
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3D printing with RepRap Cookbook

By: Richard Salinas

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Making stencils with Paint.NET

There aren't many stencils available to choose from in Meshmixer, but fortunately, it's easy to add custom stencils to your palette. This makes for a powerful feature that has unlimited potential. In this recipe, we're going to look at how we can make some simple stencils using a freeware program called Paint.NET. Refer to the following screenshot:

In the preceding screenshot, we can see the interface of Paint.NET. You'll find that it has some features that are similar to the Windows Paint accessory, but with a lot of additional features, such as Photoshop, that expensive photo editors will have.

Getting ready

You'll need to download Paint.NET from and follow its installation instructions.


This book uses Paint.NET v3.5.11 for Windows. It's not available for other OS platforms.

How to do it...

We will proceed as follows:

  1. Go to File and select New. From the pop-up window, change the Width and Height to 100 x 100 pixels. Left...