3D PRINTING SOFTWARE + TRAINING
Blender 2.79 Application Template – FluidDesigner for 3D Printing + JewelCraft (Blender 2.83 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 Blender + Fluid Designer for 3D Printing + JewelCraft. These are similar to Matrix and Rhino in that they work with Parametric Smart Objects. Blender is one of the most widely used open source pieces of software.
- 1:1 JEWELLERY DESIGN TRAINING + SOFTWARE – You can come along to our training centre in Pinner (London) where we will show you how to make earrings, pendants and necklaces similar to those 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.
- 1:1 JEWELLERY DESIGN TRAINING + SOFTWARE + 3D PRINTER – You can come along to our training centre in Pinner (London) where we will show you how to make earrings, pendants and necklaces similar to those shown below (Video). We will introduce you to our software and how to use a 3D printer for Castable Wax designs (Day £495), call us on 020 8866 1419 to arrange a day – includes free software + 3D printer.
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 2.83 (Blender 2.79 users click here)
FluidDesigner for 3D Printing assets accessed with JewelCraft
To install our free software you will need to do 1-4 below as a priority:
- Download and install Blender 2.83.
- Download and install the JewelCraft Addon.
- You can then download and unzip the FluidDesigner assets (click the Download button next to Sign inselect Direct download, and then click No thanks, continue to download if you have no Dropbox account) to a drive on your machine such as the Documents folder
- Now link JewelCraft to the FluidDesigner assets by going to Edit/Preferences/Add-ons open up the Object: JewelCraft and set the Asset Manager Libraries to the FluidDesigner folder you unzipped – see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3B259jEN74.
- Download and install Netfabb Basic the mesh repair tool that you must use to fix every object you create.
- Download and install our Curve Addons: FD Parametric Curves which includes Basin Curves, Borromean Curves, Capareda Curves, Clelia Curves, Enneper Curves, Lissajous Curves, Pappus Curves, Tennis Seam Curves, Viviani Curves, Wiredish Curves Learn more about these curves with our YouTube Video: using curve addons.
- Download and install our Mesh Addons: FD Parametric Meshes which includes 15 mesh objects generated from parametric equations (Astroidal Ellipsoid – Enneper Surface – Horn Torus – etc.).
- Download and install our My3DAssets Addon: My3DAssets is a cut down version of JewelCraft that only includes the asset manager.
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)
Caricatures can be made in a range of materials including Bronze, Silver, Sandstone, Resin and Nylon. These can then be painted or covered in gold/silver foil.
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
Voronoi Artwork can be made in a range of materials including Bronze, Silver, Sandstone, Resin and Nylon. These can then be painted or covered in gold/silver foil.
Create your own 3D printable lamp shades using Fluid Designer for 3D Lighting.