by Jamie Apr 29, 2016
Mothers Day 2016 3D Designs

With Mother’s Day fast approaching in the US (Sunday, May 8, in case you’d forgotten!), we’ve put together a list of some inspirational 3D designs to help you get creative. Ranging from the traditional flowers or vase to a beautifully designed bonsai tree planter, the majority of these models can be found on Makerbot’s Thingiverse design community.

And have you thought about how our portable 3D scanner, SCANIFY, can be implemented into your design process? With incredible resolution and instant 3D image capturing it can be used for many different applications.


Floral Centrepiece

Floral Centrepiece 3D design
Available here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:740615

We Love U Picture Frame

We love u picture frame 3D
Available here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:443587

Designer Vase

designer vase 3D
Available here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:745879

Super Drooloop Flowers

Available here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:240158
Available here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:240158

Moving away from the traditional presents, here are a few other ideas:

Ducky the Lop Eared Bunny

lop eared bunny 3D
Available here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:752379

Yoda Vase for the Star Wars fans

yoda vase 3D
Available here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:27687

A beautifully designed Bonsai Planter

bonsai tree planter 3D
Available here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:430957

A little articulated elephant

elephant 3D design
Available here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:257911

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by Jamie Mar 24, 2016
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch next to the slightly creepy 'Cumberbunny' Credit: CHOCOLATICIAN

With Easter fast approaching and the growing popularity of the ‘Cumberbunny’, let’s see how we can use a 3D scanner to make our own personalised chocolate. For anyone who doesn’t know, a Cumberbunny is the delightful addition of actor Benedict Cumberbatch’s face on a chocolate bunny. Cumberbunnies are individually hand made by UK based Chocolatician and are described as “A delicious Belgian chocolate rabbit with a handsome face and a tasty bottom”.

3D Printing your own Chocolate Mould

1. Give your face scan volume by extruding it using the Remesher function in Fuel3D studio

2. Import into 3D editing programme Blender and resize a cube to a similar size as your scan.

3. Use the boolean ‘difference’ operation with the scan embedded within the cube to create your mould.

4. Save and export your mould ready to be sent to a 3D printer.

5. 3D print your mould and you’re set to go. We use an Ultimaker in this example. Now just add chocolate!

Alternatively you can send your 3D print file to a service such as 3DHubs or even print your designs in chocolate using a company such as Choc Edge


Creating your own version of Cumberbunny in Meshmixer

1. Download Meshmixer and import the pre-set template of a bunny

2. Add a human head and ears from the Meshmix selection. For added Cumberbunny effect, why not add a bow tie to the mesh?

3. Use SCANIFY to capture your face scan to add to the mesh

The Cumberbunny is handmade, so there’s no easy way to make your creation into the perfect chocolate gift, however you could try using a chocolate 3D printer such as Choc Edge!


 

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by Jamie Mar 04, 2016
Top 10 Sketchfab

The 3D model repository Sketchfab have recently just added a VR button especially designed for owners of the Google Cardboard. Whilst uploading your 3D scans to platforms such as Sketchfab is fun, it’s now even greater you can view your own 3D models in virtual reality. The Sketchfab platforms hosts over 500,000 3D models which can now all be viewed via Google Cardboard. Here at the Fuel3D offices we’ve been enjoying viewing our existing scans that we created with SCANIFY in VR and we hope our users do too. If you’d like to see some scans we’ve produced you can view our Sketchfab profile here: https://sketchfab.com/fuel3d

We’ve listed below our top 10 favourite scans on Sketchfab which can all be viewed with your Google Cardboard or VR device by simply tapping the ‘View in VR’ button in the bottom right.

Enjoy!

 

1. Take a look around Van Gogh’s Room

Van gogh Room
by ruslans3d
on Sketchfab

2. Take a tour around The Rome Colosseum 

Coliseo de Roma / Roman Colosseum
by Néstor F. Marqués
on Sketchfab

 

3. Christ the Redeemer in Rio De Janeiro

Christ The Redeemer In Rio De Janeiro
by mark.energy
on Sketchfab

 

4. Tyrannosaurus Rex from Jurrassic Park

Tyrannosaurus Rex – Jurrassic Park
by Joshua Shahinian
on Sketchfab

 

5. Amphipolis Greek Tomb

Amphipolis Tomb by Greektoys.org (new update #3)
by Greektoys.org
on Sketchfab

 

6. Granite head of Amenemhat III from the British History Museum

Granite head of Amenemhat III
by The British Museum
on Sketchfab

7. Holographic Princess Leia scene from Star Wars (Zoom in to see detail)

The Holographic Princess Leia
by Kyan0s
on Sketchfab

8. A beautiful “chateau” of the small village of Hautefort in Dordogne, France.

Hautefort
by Gerpho
on Sketchfab

9. The Academy of Athens; a philosophical school founded in 387 B.C. 

The Academy of Athens
by InDigital
on Sketchfab

10. Firewatch Fan Art

Firewatch Fan Art
by tzeshi
on Sketchfab

 

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