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by atartanian

Blender 3D is a professional level open source 3D design tool. It has tons of features, a robust development community and a huge worldwide community of users. It is used for 3D design for diverse applications from video games to scientific visualization to 3D printing.

You can download it from www.blender.org/download

This group is a place to discuss all things Blender 3D including (but not limited to) new features, modeling techniques, questions, addons, works in progress, etc. Come share knowledge, get constructive feedback, and ask questions.

Join to add your Blender designs to this group's Things. I'll feature awesome Things that include the .blend file used to make it so members have a set of reference designs to learn from.

Have fun!

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What to design?

by Teranolist

Hi, I know this might sound like a very dumb question, but:

I'm started Blender since several years ago, but never got above a very basic usage; I started designing stuff for second life (which had a very specific rules for meshes (or sculpties, back than), so its no much use for 3d-printing.

Since then I watched a bunch of tutorials but did'nt find anything that really suited my needs... I'm not very talented in creating any "organic" stuff, I'm more the practicanl oriented person with a preference for exact dimensions.

On the other hand, I can't get warm with any of the CAD-Softwares around so I'd really like to use blender as a tool, cuz I'm already kinda famliar with it: I created some basic parts for daily use already, or remixed things to fit my needs (most of it is too niche, or it doesn't have the quality i'd like, to post it here)

So I'm hoping you could give me any advice for anyday object I could design, as an exercise, which might be of acutal use - I know this is a very specific question which is hard to answer, not knowing my special circumstances - But I'm asking more for a brain storm than a real answer - Maybe some one can help me?

Thanks in advance!

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phone case button measurements

by SwiftNinjaPro

I've spent possibly a month trying to find any search result related to getting the button placements and measurements of a google pixel. anyone know a website that will tell me the measurements of the buttons? I need this so I will know where to place the holes in a phone case, and I don't want to just guess, because that can waste filament.

button case google pixel measurement phone phone case position positioning
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How to add more 3d detail to svg

by billythekid

I have an .svg file. I have extruded it out to stl but I am looking to add more 3d effect

I have seen some tuts for picture to stl , which is what I am looking for but seem old.

Any info to a good tutorial or any help would be great

Thank you!

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Extrude or loft a 2D DXF file to 3D in Blender.

by electriceye

Hi All: Trying to 'remix' a thing from another user that needs a small correction- specifically, to extrude a cross section of it by 6.5mm to make on part of the object taller than it is. I don't want to scale it, because I need a specific area of the object taller and not the whole object itself. I have already created a target cross-section of the area I want to loft or extrude but can't seem to find the commands in Blender. I also thought I could do it quickly and easily in Google Sketchup, but they want me to upgrade (pay) just to import a lousy DXF file. I already have the 'import DXF' add on loaded in Blender and I can see the cross section loaded in my view, just want to make the 2D file a 3D one. I suspect this isn't overly difficult, I'm just not finding the commands, even in the manual. It can do this right?

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