3D PRINTING SOFTWARE + TRAINING
Blender 2.79 Application Template – FluidDesigner for 3D Printing + JewelCraft (Blender 2.8 addons click here).
Fluid Designer for 3D Printing (Blender Application Template + JewelCraft) utilises the power of Blender with the added function of using Parametric Smart Objects (Nurbs Curves like Rhino uses). This combination allows the user to simply join objects together to create complex 3D printable jewellery, and other useful objects, with little technical skill or knowledge. Anyone, can create their own personalised jewellery and get it 3D printed at Shapeways or even print at home on a desktop printer in wax which can then be cast.
STUDY JEWELLERY DESIGN
We can show you how you can create your own Personalised Jewellery (and other items) using the Blender Application Template “Fluid Designer for 3D Printing” and JewelCraft. These are similar to Matrix and Rhino in that they works with Parametric Smart Objects. Blender is one of the most widely used open source pieces of software.
- 1:1 JEWELLERY DESIGN COURSE – You can come along to our training centre in Pinner (London) and take one of our courses where we will show you how to make the earrings, pendants and necklaces shown below (Video). We will introduce you to our software and how to use a 3D printer for Castable Wax designs (Day £245 7hrs or Half-Day £165 4hrs), call us on 020 8866 1419 to arrange a day – includes free software.
Add gem settings with JewelCraft as shown in this short video.
STUDY 3D CARICATURE & VORONOI ART
- CARICATURE & VORONOI ART – 3D printing using Blender software. Learn to use 3D printing software to design and create your own artwork. You can arrange to have a 1:1 session on a day of your choice where we can cover using our software and/or using a 3D printer for Castable Wax or Resin designs (Day £245 7hrs or Half-Day £165 4hrs), call us on 020 8866 1419 to arrange a day – includes free software.
DOWNLOAD FREE SOFTWARE
BLENDER 2.79 (Blender 2.8 users click here)
FluidDesigner for 3D Printing now integrated with JewelCraft – Blender Application Template
To install our free software you will need to:
- Download and install Blender 2.79.
- You MUST FIRST install the JewelCraft-FluidDesigner Addon using File/User Preferences/Add-ons/Install Add-on from File…). N.B. Do NOT tick the JewelCraft-FluidDesigner addon from the Blender default window, the userpref file in FluidDesigner for 3D Printing will do this for you.
The Asset Manager (JewelCraft) and the Library Manager (FluidDesigner) are basically the same, hence, we have combined the two. Please use JewelCraft to save your work (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3B259jEN74). Do NOT use the JewelCraft auto-updater. If you have JewelCraft in your standard Blender setup it should continue to work provided that you do NOT tick the JewelCraft-FluidDesigner addon.
- SECONDLY, you can then Download FluidDesigner for 3D Printing and then go to File, Application Templates and Install from File.
- Download and install Netfabb Basic the mesh repair tool that you must use to fix every object you create.
FLUID DESIGNER VIDEOS
BLENDER 2.79 APPLICATION TEMPLATE VIDEOS
(POOR SOUND – PLEASE TURN IT UP HIGH)
FLUID DESIGNER FOR 3D PRINTING – TIPS & TRICKS
FLUID DESIGNER FOR 3D PRINTING – ADD-ONS INSTALLING & USING
FLUID DESIGNER FOR 3D PRINTING – DESIGNING JEWELLERY IN LESS THAN 5 MINS
3D PRINTED ARTWORK
Nefertiti Multi-Faced Circular Array in BronzeFill as shown below (Model Available @ MyMiniFactory)
Nefertiti Many-Faced Caricature in BronzeFill with a frame as shown below (Model Available @ MyMiniFactory).
Personalised Wire Curve Art + Nefertiti (Models Available @ Nefertiti).
If you send us your first name or nickname we will create a piece of artwork out of it “similar” to the one shown – it has the name “ALICE” inside the bear.
OTHER OPTIONS INCLUDE MINION-MICKEY-MINNIE
VORONOI WAX SCULPTURES AVAILABLE FROM US INCLUDE – £75 each
Create your own 3D printable lamp shades using Fluid Designer for 3D Lighting.