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Blender 3D Printing Essentials by Gordon C. Fisher

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Chapter 2. Measuring and Texturing Techniques for 3D Printing

You have been given a general introduction to 3D printing. Now it's time to dive into preparing a file to be used in 3D printing. We will cover using the Ruler/Protractor to measure objects and texturing the model.

We'll be covering the following topics in this chapter:

  • Precision modeling in Blender
  • Using the Ruler/Protractor tool
  • UV unwrapping
  • Texture painting
  • External textures

Precision modeling in Blender

With 3D printing, every object comes out of Blender into the real world. It must fit on the printing bed of a real 3D printer. It has real walls that must support the weight of the object; it's got real limits on how small or large the detail can be.

Nothing in the real world is perfect. ...

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