Creating a 3D model just by taking lots of pictures of a real object? Yes! Photogrammetry is back – and it’s easier to use, gives better results and it is still completely free! You’ve read our first article about Photogrammetry, right? A quick recap – using many pictures taken from all possible directions, photogrammetry software […]
There are at least three cases where cutting objects into smaller components could be your best option: Your model is too big and does not fit inside the print volume. Your model does not have any suitable flat surface to serve as a base to be placed on the bed. You want to avoid using support […]
You’d be surprised how many 3D models you can find on the internet are broken in some way. Modern slicers are pretty good at repairing the models without you even noticing. Nevertheless, sooner or later you’ll encounter a model with problems. The symptoms may vary. You might notice random top/bottom layers in the middle of […]
A 3D printer that can print most of the parts for a whole new printer, that was the idea behind the RepRap project, from which the Prusa i3 was born. But, the more printers you want to print, the more printers you need. And of course, also a lot of space. As you may know, […]
So 3D printing has pretty much been the same for the last couple of years. The technology is here and as I already said for many times, everyone (I can vouch only for me though) should be trying to make it as user friendly as possible. Sometimes it is difficult to explain this philosophy to […]
2 years ago Allesandro visited me in Prague and I talked him into making an interview. Since then a lot of time passed but I think it still has some really great insights 😉 If you don’t know already, Sound is the main developer of Slic3r. Video after the break.