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IFW for 3D Printer object editing
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The attached image is my first serious 3D print. Despite the 'plug and play' mentioned in the advertising, when I got beyond the standardized objects that ship with the printer software and began to work with my own objects from Imagine I began the true learning process. Imagine, as old as it is, has a very robust tool kit that is seemingly made for editing objects to print. The Smoothing requester, the Fracture command, and the Split command especially are a big help. The standard object for 3D printing is the STL, or Stereo Lithography format, and is supported by Accutrans. The other format is the old .OBJ or Wavefront format, also supported by Accutrans, which is a triangle based object format that is widely supported by most 3D printer software. .IOB format objects translate to this format with no modification to the object structure, which is a good thing. This object needs to be sanded and painted. I split it up in Imagine into seven separate prints which facilitated speed and accuracy.

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Posted on: 2016/1/17 17:39
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I did a fix on Organica for Mike, so that it would save in STL format, he never used that, but later he gave the task to some other coder which I sent some information to which I am sure he didn't need.

I also added STL to Imagine locally, haven't really tried it out yet...

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Hi.... my first post/response here :)

I did a pretty big project awhile back. I 3d printed MANY birdhouses as an artistic protest at Gezi Park in Istanbul and i really liked my organica to ifw to netfabb workflow.

Not every photo is the result of organica and ifw (some are boolean cavities cut out of public domain obects), but the majority started with organica.
http://alpaykasal.com/blog/3d-printed-taksim-birdhouse-project/

I LOVE boolean modeling. Organica is really awesome for this, i feel my creative juices flow within organica way more than any other app. The only trouble was that the mesh exporters are outdated and the formats will complain when attempting to export a high number of faces. To solve this, I'd export to iob, maybe do a bit of fixing in imagine, then export to obj or dxf after face reduction... then off to the free Netfabb cloud based tool to repair holes and multiple shells that always seem to pop up. Then... ready for printing.

Ps: i just wish ifw's own boolean tools were better. Dense meshes like mine throw errors pretty consistently.

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Very nice looking work!

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For the organic stuff, I would definitly use organica, though it was created in a time when the need for large meshes wasn't so great and the computer just wouldn't allow it anyway :)

For the structure models, I would personally use Sketchup... great booleans and very easy to create architecture in

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