MeshFusion for 3D Printing
This video tutorial will introduce you to using MeshFusion and the process to prepare results for 3D printing. 12 videos have been produced to take you through the entire process, step by step, to model and 3D print a windup toy robot, covering everything from gathering reference, setting up the backdrop images, modeling with all quads, *and* converting the fused geometry into a ready for 3D print file. Also explained are strategies for getting the best results from your 3D print, regardless of output type.
This tutorial by The Foundry's James Darknell takes you step by step through the entire process to model and prepare a 3D printed replica of a vintage wind-up toy robot. Utilizing MeshFusion for the modeling, James also extensively employs action centers, the workplane and falloffs for modeling the base, all-quad meshes required by MeshFusion; showing you his tips and tricks along the way to obtain the best results. Once the modeling is complete he details his process to prepare the model for 3D printing on a MakerBot Replicator 2, using the MakerBot kit for MODO. However, the information provided should be applicable to nearly any 3D printing process.
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During the process James will work with many of MODO’s modeling tools, demonstrating the day to day power of the workplane, action centers and falloffs. James explains using both MeshFusion 'trees' and the 'fusion schematic' and when it’s appropriate to use one over the other. Also, he shows how to check for water-tight models and how to fix them when they are not. Though recorded in MODO 901, the series begins with a 'Considerations' video that explains exactly how MODO 701 and 801 MeshFusion users can also follow along with the tutorial and get the same results. Once you've completed the training you'll have a greater understanding of MeshFusion, and the process to prepare a watertight mesh for 3D printing, and of course a cool little robot of your very own.