Tutorials & Guides

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Blender: How to Add a Texture – Simply Explained

Want your Blender models to look different than the default gray? Then you're going to need to use some textures. Read through our step-by-step tutorial to get a grasp on textures and the UV editor, then use what you've learned on your own objects to make them look real!

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3ds Max 2019 Free Download – Is There a Free Full Version?

Looking for "3ds Max free download" and don't want to commit to buy the full version of the popular 3D modeling software? Here are the best answers to the question: Is there a free full version?

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Anycubic i3 Mega Cura Settings – Best i3 Mega Cura Profile

Want to get the most out of your Anycubic i3 Mega? It all depends on the Cura settings you use. Here's what we suggest as the best Cura profile for your Anycubic i3 Mega.

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Ender 3 Bed Leveling – All You Need to Know

Any structure needs a strong foundation. The same is true for 3D printed objects. Leveling the bed on your Ender 3 will ensure that that all-important first layer is solid.

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How to Dry Filament: PLA, ABS and Nylon

Moisture from the air can easily ruin your 3D printer filament, meaning it can also ruin your prints! Here's how to save a wet spool.

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Blender: Background Image – Simply Explained

Ever wondered how to set a background image in Blender? If you're tired of switching between your software and your reference image, this tutorial is for you.

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3D Printer G-Code Commands – 2019 Programming Tutorial

G-code is the programming language of your 3D printer. Quickly learn all G-Code commands using our full guide and reference.

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2019 PLA Filament Guide – All You Need to Know

Read our 2019 PLA Filament Guide, to learn everything you need to know about PLA, including the various blends, how PLA compares to ABS and where you can buy the best PLA filament.

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What’s the Best Cura Infill Pattern for You Needs?

Learn all you need to know about infill patterns in Cura. Find the best Cura infill pattern for cool and effective prints while saving time and money.

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12 Vital Facts About Food Safe 3D Printing

If 3D printing mugs or plates for the kitchen, they must be safe for contact with food. Here are 12 vital facts about food safe 3D printing.

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6 Safe Ways How To Remove 3D Prints From The Bed

Is your 3D print stuck to the bed? Here are 6 ways how to remove 3D prints from the bed without ruining your build platform. Get ready for some really unusual methods. 

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3D Slicer Settings for Beginners – 8 Things You Need to Know

Learn about best practices for 3D slicer settings in this guest post from 3D printing community Pinshape. Slice like a champ and get better prints!

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STL File Format (3D Printing) – Simply Explained

What is an STL file? What is it good for? How does it work? We simply explain the STL file format for 3D printing in depth.

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The Easiest Way to Change Filament on Your Ender 3

The Creality Ender 3 is a great 3D printer that's very easy to use! Learn how to change the filament quickly and easily, opening up many more options with your prints!

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Anycubic Photon Slicer – 4 Best Alternatives

Interested in exploring if there are more slicers to use with the Anycubic Photon? Check out these alternatives ready for you to install and use now.