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Beginning Design for 3D Printing by Joe Micallef

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CHAPTER 8

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Organic Modeling Techniques

The previous chapter introduced a variety of solid-modeling techniques that use polylines, extrusions, and predefined primitives in 123D Design. These basic modeling methods allow 3D-print designers to input precise measurements for developing well-engineered 3D models, providing the assurance that the parts being created work exactly as expected. But 3D printing isn’t strictly intended for engineered parts. For many artists, the freedom of creation enabled by 3D printing offers the opportunity to manifest visually compelling sculptures, abstract shapes, and free-flowing forms. Using solid-modeling techniques ...

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