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Blender 3D Printing Essentials by Gordon C. Fisher

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Chapter 1. Designing Objects for 3D Printing

3D printing! It's big, it's exciting, and it's fun! It's so important that Microsoft made being 3D printing compatible a high priority for Windows 8.1. This book will help you get started in using Blender to make objects specifically for 3D printing. We will not recommend any particular printer or printing service. If you already have a 3D printer, you will know what you need to do for printing. If not, you'll probably be depending on someone else to do the actual printing and you'll need to know what they need from you, and what you need to keep in mind as you model in Blender.

In this chapter, we will look into general issues affecting 3D printing and give you a little background on what is going on ...

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