Blender has supported 3D printing modeling and file formats since 2002. However, with Blender version 2.67 this now is even more accessible and powerful, thanks to the 3D Printing Toolbox and real-time Mesh Analysis features.
This training is for everyone who is into 3D printing, beginners and professionals alike. There are extensive chapters introducing Blender modeling for new users, and then going on to cover everything you need to know to create efficient, high-quality 3D prints – including color, wall thickness, and overhang problems. You will also find printable models to experiment with yourself.
Whether you own your own 3D printer, or use online services such as ShapeWays, this 3+-hour training will help you join in this exciting new maker era!
Dolf Veenvliet is a Dutch artist who has been exploring 3D printing for sculpture design for many years. He is an enthusiastic user of Blender, owns a MakerBot printer, and is a big fan of anything open and shared. On his website macouno.com you can find many examples of his work.