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3D Software for 3D printing


#1

Can anyone suggest software for making jewelry models for 3-d
printing that doesn’t have such a steep learning curve.

Thanks, Vince LaRochelle


#2

I’m afraid there is no such thing.

How efficient are you with a computer and what’s the name of the
program you’re struggling with? When someone struggles with 3D
modeling, it’s usually that they didn’t know their way around a
computer and expected to work in a high end graphics program or that
they bought a plugin for Rhino and only went to Matrix training.

Either way it’s like being thrown in the deep end of the pool your
first day out.

-Eric


#3

I’m sure somebody else will suggest it but MOI3D got me up to speed,
Rhino was east to move onto. MOI has fewer options and you use what
you have got.

regards,
Tim


#4
Can anyone suggest software for making jewelry models for 3-d
printing that doesn't have such a steep learning curve. 

For a beginner Rhino is good :slight_smile: CIA


#5

We have the Evevision Tec 3d grower. if you need another
contact me off line

Andy The Tool Guy


#6
Can anyone suggest software for making jewelry models for 3-d
printing that doesn't have such a steep learning curve. 

If you’re used to manipulating things by hand with tools, there’s
nothing closer to that than the Geomagic/Sensable haptic modeling
systems. Each consists of an articulated arm device and a software
program which, together, give you the sensation of actually touching
your virtual models and affecting their shape, much like pushing clay
around with a modeling tool. There are several versions of the
software available, each with more functions and a correspondingly
higher price, but even the basic “Claytools” system has everything
you need to design jewelry models for 3d printing that are
automatically water- tight, since they use “voxels” - the solid
equivalent of pixels - rather than mesh surfaces which have no
thickness so that even a tiny hole can confuse a printer, which has
no way to tell the outside from the inside of a model. It doesn’t
have a huge number of software tools and functions to learn, but the
tools it does have are quite powerful.

It’s great for manipulating forms that come in as 3D scans, and is
un- surpassed for subtle organic modeling.

Andrew Werby
computersculpture.com


#7

I use MOI (moments of inspiration) too and I’m very happy with it.
And it’s very affordable!