Printed my Rhino3d designs of a bracelet and bird cage.
Preparing models in Rhino for export as
Stereolithography (stl) files
- Make sure your model is scaled to the size of
the 3D print you want to make
- Move the model close to the Rhino Model Origin,
and place the model in the positive X,Y, and Z
- Select all the surfaces to be exported and join
them into a single poly surface
- Deselect the model and try reselecting it. If
the entire model does not reselect, then you have
gaps in your model and you need to work on your
model so all the parts of your model will join
- Once your part is joined, select the joined
part and choose: Mesh>From Nurbs Object. A
window will appear. Adjust the slider and hit the
preview button. This will preview a new mesh model
that we will export as an STL file. Note: For a
square shaped or a model with mostly flat faces,
you can use a lower polygon count. Models that are
curvy, you should use a higher polygon count.
Caution: Higher polygon count = Larger file size
and more time to process down the road
- Click OK to create the new mesh file The two
models will now be on top of each other. To select
the mesh model, choose: Edit>Select
- Choose: File>Export Selected to save your
model as an STL file.
- Under Save as Type, choose: Stereolithography
(*.stl) and Choose Save Under File Type, Choose
Binary Make sure that Export open objects is
checked. Click OK to save
Assignment II: Scan and 3D Print an Object
Scanned a small clay head on the
Modela in the Dr. PICZA software.
Preparing Dr. PICZA for Scan
- Put object to scan close to Modela 0, 0
- Set scanning area.
- Preview scanning to narrow scanning area to
small as possible.
- Scan pitch was set X = .2 Y= .2 , Z = 0
Dr.PICZA creates a ".pix" file which I exported to a
".stl" file. Import the ".stl" file into Rhino3d for
cleanup and added cap to bottom. Choose a lovely red
filament and 3d printed on Ultimaker.
|Dr.PICZA pix file
exported to stl in Rhino3d for cleanup (click
|3dPrinting (click to
||Clay original and
finished 3D printed object from scan
Scanning on Modela took over 16
After exporting image to ".stl" import that ".stl" file
back into Rhino and check image again for
If possible keep a local copy of the ReplicatorG app on
your own computer with your preferred settings.