By Sandeep Singh
The age of 3D printing and private fabrication is upon us! you've got most likely heard of the exceptionally refined, but low-cost 3D printers that may produce nearly any production you provide them. yet how do you turn into a part of that revolution? starting Google SketchUp for 3D Printing starts off via explaining find out how to use SketchUp and its plug-ins to make your layout items. you are going to the way to current and animate 3D versions, and the way to take advantage of Google Earth and 3D Warehouse to promote and industry your 3D versions. you will additionally seize a glimpse of the 3D printing's destiny so that you can plan forward whereas gaining knowledge of ultra-modern instruments.
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Shapeways What makes Shapeways so great is that it is one of the first and only online 3D printing platforms available, allowing you to upload models for 3D printing. This means you don’t need to purchase expensive 3D printing machinery. The Shapeways web site (Figure 1–20) houses a repository of 3D models for 3D printing. You will find an assortment of models with products in the following categories: Art, Gadgets, Games, Home Décor, Jewelry, Hobby, and Seasonal. The web site is currently in beta and has shown tremendous growth and interest among the design community since 2007.
The Offset tool will create a copy of the surface, which you can shrink or enlarge on top of the surface being offset. We have just gone over some of the common tools you will be using in SketchUp. In the next section, I will demonstrate how to use some of the tools to draw simple objects. I also recommend you take a leap of faith and let your imagination run wild. Select any tool and simply start drawing. Learning by Example Let’s start modeling by using the tools in the Getting Started toolbar.
It’s similar to the Creator, except there is a middleman, the designer, who takes your specifications and modifies the model. The process of personalizing a model involves four steps: 1. Using the Co-Creator platform, choose a design to modify. 2. Enter the specifications of the changes you require in the model; these are changes such as text, images, and measurements. 3. The designer makes those adjustments based on your specifications. 4. Once the adjustments are complete, the designer re-uploads the model to your gallery, and the design is sent automatically for 3D printing.