Beginning Google Sketchup for 3D Printing (Expert's Voice in by Sandeep Singh

By Sandeep Singh

The age of 3D printing and private fabrication is uponus! You’ve most likely heard of the quite subtle yet reasonably cheap 3Dprinters that may produce virtually any production you provide them. yet how do youbecome a part of that revolution? Sandeep Singh takes you thru the talents you would like tolearn and the providers and applied sciences you must know—explaining what 3Dprinting is, the way it works, and what it may do for you. You’ll locate yourselfrapidly prototyping and studying to provide advanced designs that could befabricated via on-line 3D printing companies or privately owned 3D printers and inyour arms very quickly. starting GoogleSketchUp for 3D Printing begins by way of explaining the way to use SketchUp and itsplug-ins to make your layout items. you are going to how you can current andanimate 3D versions, and the way to take advantage of Google Earth and 3D Warehouse to promote andmarket your 3D versions. you will additionally get a imaginative and prescient of the way forward for 3D printing soyou can plan your destiny tasks whereas gaining knowledge of modern-day instruments. starting Google SketchUpfor 3D Printing is the appropriate bookfor 3D designers, hobbyists, woodworkers, craftspeople, and artists interestedin the next: Designing in 3D utilizing SketchUp utilizing the web 3D printing pipeline Animating SketchUp 3D types changing into accustomed to swift prototyping expertise Navigating new 3D and private fabrication applied sciences  operating with Google Earth and 3D Warehouse with self belief Welcome to the period of 3D printing and personalfabrication!  What you’ll study 3D layout for novices utilizing Sketchup utilizing the net 3D printing pipeline Animating Sketchup 3D types turning into acquainted with speedy prototyping know-how Navigating new 3D and private fabrication applied sciences Negotiate Google Earth and 3D Warehouse with self assurance   Who this e-book is for 3D Designers, hobbyists, woodworkers, craftsmen and artists. desk of Contents the fine details of Google SketchUp and Shapeways First 3D Printout Getting Your Juices Flowing 3D version to 3D Print instruments and methods to save lots of Time Breaking the Barrier Modeling with images operating with Symmetry percentage with the realm Animate with SketchyPhysics utilizing structure Exploring 3D Printing possible choices Get attached

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For this example, we will be personalizing the Bracelet V by designer Bulatov (Figure 2–19). Figure 2–19. Personalize a product with the Co-Creator. Once you have selected the model and are on the product’s gallery page, click the green Personalize link. You will be directed to the personalize page of Bracelet V (Figure 2–20). 39 CHAPTER 2 ■ FIRST 3D PRINTOUT Figure 2–20. Bracelet V personalize page Personalizing an object is really simple. The only parameter that the designer requires is the internal diameter.

19 CHAPTER 1 ■ THE INS AND OUTS OF GOOGLE SKETCHUP AND SHAPEWAYS Figure 1–20. com. You will be directed to the Shapeways web site (Figure 1–20). Shapeways is not the only site on which you can upload models. There are other web sites similar in many ways to Shapeways, but they do not exactly offer the designer the ability to 3D print models. Ponoko specializes in laser-cutting parts. com is an online platform for uploading 3D models, but then you need your own 3D printer. Home Page If this is your first time accessing Shapeways, you’ll notice lots of links, tools, and information that all might seem confusing.

The square you just modeled has four edges and one surface. 5. Select the Push/Pull tool, and click the top face of the square. Pull the face in the upward direction, and type the value 500. This will create a cube 500mm in height (Figure 1–13). You have just created a box with 6 surfaces and 12 edges. Figure 1–13. Cube with the dimensions 500mm  500mm  500mm 14 CHAPTER 1 ■ THE INS AND OUTS OF GOOGLE SKETCHUP AND SHAPEWAYS I added the dimensions for the cube in Figure 1–13 for better visualization.

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