3D printing is an incredibly exciting and affordable way to produce beautiful, high-quality objects.
With a few simple steps, you can make your next custom wedding, portrait, portrait album, or any other printable project.
With 3D printers like the MakerBot Replicator 2, MakerBot 3, and MakerBot Select, there’s a great deal of customization to be had.
However, a few important points to keep in mind: You can’t just print a photo with your 3D scanner.
The printer needs to be connected to a 3D computer to work properly.
You can print a lot of different things with 3Ds.
It’s not uncommon for a single print to take hundreds of hours of 3D processing to complete.
Even though you can use 3D scanners to print things like a photo album, a custom wedding or portrait album using a 3DS, a traditional 3D modeler will need to spend thousands of hours on a single 3D print.
In fact, there are plenty of 3DS printable models out there that aren’t all that great.
The key to getting a 3ds printable model working is getting it into the printer’s extruder.
The extruder is a tiny metal box attached to the bottom of the printer.
Inside the extruder, the 3d printer moves parts that need to be heated up.
When you turn the extruders on, the parts in the box move.
In this tutorial, we’re going to go through how to print photos using the Makerbot Replicator 3D Printer with its new Autodesk Fusion 360 extruder and 3D Printing Software.
We’ll also show you how to create a custom portrait photo.
Let’s get started.
Setting up the 3D Modeling Software 3D modeling software can be quite complicated.
This tutorial assumes you already have a 3d modeling software like Sketchup or Maya.
3D Printers with Autodesks Fusion 360 or 3D Max are also available for the Makerbots Replicator and Replicator Mini.
The Makerbot 3D Fusion 360 is a very affordable 3D program, but the Fusion 360 doesn’t have the same robustness or features as other 3d printers like 3D Scan and Replica.
However it does come with a suite of functions.
We won’t be covering those in this tutorial.
For the most part, you just need to download and install the software.
Making a Custom 3D Print A few steps will go a long way to getting your 3d print to work.
First, download the software to your computer.
This is what you want to do for this tutorial: Open the 3dsx.com home page.
Select Tools and then select 3dsprinting software.
Select the 3DS file you want and click the Next button.
The 3Dprinting menu will come up. 3ds software can print many different types of 3d models.
The options we’ll be creating will be the Fusion-360 version, the Maker-Bot Replica version, and the Makerzoom version.
If you’re unfamiliar with 3d printing, check out our tutorial on how to buy a 3rd party 3d modeler.
Using the Autodeski 3DS software to print Your first task is to open the 3Dsx software.
If it’s already open, go to Tools > Open > 3ds and select the Fusion360 or Replica3D file.
Once it’s opened, open the file by clicking the File icon on the bottom right.
3d files can be opened in many ways, but you can open them with a combination of 3 key functions.
Open the file using the File menu.
Select File > Open.
You’ll see a list of options.
Select a 3 option to open that file.
Click the Next or Cancel button to accept the default option.
In the file’s context menu, click the Open button to save the file.
The software will now open up the file in a 3Ds format and print it.
You might notice that you can click the File button to print a new file, which is a good thing to do.
When a file is open, you’ll see it with a “Print” option.
Click on the Print button to begin printing.
3DS files can have a lot more options than the Fusion 3D files in this video.
You’re probably familiar with the 3rd option you want, which lets you change the number of layers you’re printing.
This option lets you specify the amount of layers per print.
You will want to use the same number of 3 layers for all prints, so choose a number that works for you.
If the file is already open and you want more layers, you should change the Layer Options to 3.
3 D prints are typically very large and detailed.
You may want to change the layer size to make it look more realistic, or you might want to add